We had heard that the original Galaxy Note was going to get Jelly Bean along with the multi-window support back in November. And since then, Samsung seems to have remained quiet in terms of a confirmation. But that has since changed and the official Samsung Galaxy Note micro-site has confirmed those details.
In short, those with an original Galaxy Note now have Jelly Bean and the Premium Suite update to look forward to. The one catch, while Samsung has confirmed and detailed the update, they have yet to offer anything in terms of when the update will be arriving. Needless to say, we suspect that the carriers will have more to say in terms of when so we will keep an eye out for word from them.
In terms of the Premium Suite update, Samsung has confirmed that will include multi-window, popup note, popup video, popup browser, photo note, photo frame, easy clip and paper artist as well as handwriting on S Planner and email and the enhanced version of S Note. The multi-window is the feature seems most talked about, this will allow users to handle multiple tasks at the same time. The popup features should be convenient, however the S Planner handwriting and the S Note enhancements should be welcomed by those who are big users of the S Pen.
Otherwise, aside from the Premium Suite updates, this will bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This should be a nice step up from Ice Cream Sandwich in general, however we think many will be happy that they will finally have access to, and be able to begin using Google Now.