Samsung updates Galaxy Note to 4.1.2, hacker puts Android 4.2 apps on Nexus

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Can't it just update all at once?

A video showing Android 4.1.2 running on Samsung's Galaxy Note appeared on Youtube Sunday, purportedly showing a leaked update.

Samsung hasn't officially announced a Galaxy Note upgrade, but the firmware in the video seems legit.

The Android update includes Samsung's Nature UX UI and Air View and Multi View functions, not to mention the normal bug fixes and other tweaks.

CNET reported Tuesday that the Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy Note will likely appear by December, though that only applies to unlocked Galaxy Note handsets.

Users of AT&T and T-Mobile's Galaxy Notes may have to wait weeks, if not more, for the update, much like Samsung Galaxy S3 owners on U.S. carriers are still waiting for Android 4.1.

4.2 apps head to Nexus

In other update news, a hacker known by the slightly menacing Twitter handle @KillDroidHack has released a package for Galaxy Nexus users that includes the majority of apps found in the Android 4.2 update.

Android 4.2 is still Jelly Bean, but with a host of new features, including Photo Sphere, new security features and changes to other apps and functions that range from trivial to substantial.

@KillDroidHack compiled many of these changes into an unofficial package, while a second package has been created to implement Google Wallet into the Galaxy Nexus.

Google Wallet is not currently available officially on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, but now that doesn't seem to matter.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus (as well as the Google Nexus 7) are expected to receive official Android 4.2 updates sometime this month, but those who just can't wait can download @KillDroidHack's unofficial packages.

A warning: don't try to install these updates unless you know what you're doing. Okay, a second warning: TechRadar takes no responsibility for the contents of said packages.

Happy downloading!

Via SamMobile, CNET, Android Community

Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.

Micheal also spent time as the Games Editor for, and was the managing editor at GameSpot before becoming an Animal Care Manager for Wags and Walks.