Samsung has confirmed that the original Galaxy Note is in line for an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade, complete with the Premium Suite functionality from the newer Note II that adds split-screen navigation among other things. The new software, Samsung says, will include the ability to run two apps simultaneously on the Note’s 5.3-inch display, along with polishing to the way screen clippings can be captured.
As we’ve seen on the Note II, the new Easy Clip tool allows for text selection with a single line. There’s also Photo Note and Photo Frame, to annotate images taken with the Note’s camera, and handwriting support in the S Planner calendar app.
S Note also gets a polish, with new effects and templates, and there are image filters and effects that can be applied. A color picker can be used to pull out a new digital ink color based on any point in the photo.
Paper Artist is also preloaded, for photo tweaking, and there’s Popup Note which automatically loads a digital Post-It notelet when you whip out the S-Pen stylus. Popup Video and Popup Browser are also included.
That’s all on top of the new features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, of course, including Google Now and the Project Butter UI engine improvements. No word on when, exactly, the Jelly Bean/Premium Suite update will be released, though it’s likely the carriers will have some hand in that roadmap.
[via Android Community]