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Exclusive : Asus PadFone 2 Android 4.1 JellyBean update rolling out right now

on December 8, 2012 – 7:53 amNo Comment

When Asus launched the PadFone 2 back in October , it launched the device with Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich on-board. We have exclusive news first on FoneArena that the PadFone 2 has indeed got the update to Android 4.1 JellyBean as promised.The update is rolling out right now via an OTA update.Here are some screenshots which show that our PadFone 2 is running on Android 4.1 JellyBean.The build number is JRO03L 10.4.5.33-0 on our Taiwanese PadFone 2.

It is hard to tell if phone is running on JellyBean because Asus has still preserved the skin which was present in the Android 4.0 ICS version of the update. But the new notifications and several other jelly bean features are confirmed

Google Now

Face unlock feature

Offline Google Voice Typing

You can now use the Volume keys as the camera key.

Asus had promised that the PadFone 2 will be updated to JellyBean by the end of the year and the company has managed to keep its word. But still no word on the global roll out and the India launch.

Note to PadFone 2 users :

The update process takes almost 15-30 mins to complete. Make sure your phone is fully charged. If the phone gets stuck in the boot screen for too long, do turn it off and turn it back on.

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