Samsung Electronics is updating its original 5.3-inch Galaxy Note phablet to run Google's Android 4.1.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The update--available as an over-the-air download or through Windows and Mac computers via the Samsung Kies content sync and software application--will initially roll out to the international N7000 Galaxy Note, expanding to U.S. models offered by AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA in the coming weeks.
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Samsung said it has sold 2 million Galaxy Notes since introducing the gadget in October, according to Forbes. The company expects to sell an additional 10 million Notes this year.