Android 4.1.1 Now Hitting US Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1’s (GT-P5113)

January 11, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

If you’re one of those people with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, today’s your lucky day. Android 4.1.1 is reportedly being pushed out to your device as we speak. This is for model number GT-P5113. The update weighs in at about 311MB, this is the same update that hit the UK’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 a few months ago. And this is the Wi-Fi only model, no 3G models here. The update is available both OTA (Over The Air) or via Kies.


Like usual, there’s currently no changelog available. But by now we pretty much know what to expect from a Jelly Bean update. That includes Google Now, Project Butter, Performance enhancements, bug fixes, expandable notifications and some fixes and updates to Touchwiz. To check and see if the update is available for your device follow the directions below:

  • Go into Settings
  • Tap About Tablet
  • Check for Update

Or you can try Kies, even though it’s pretty bad software.You might be able to get your update faster that way. You’ll just need to plug your Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 into your PC via USB. Doing that should automatically prompt the update. The update may take close to an hour to complete, since it is a pretty big update.

While it’s not Android 4.2.1, it’s still Jelly Bean and brings plenty of changes to your former ICS tablet. Hopefully we’ll begin seeing updates to Android 4.2.1 pretty soon for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, but I’d expect it after the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 which are Samsung’s current flagship devices. But who know’s Samsung could surprise us, like they did at CES this week.

So those of you with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Wi-Fi model, if you’ve gotten your update please be sure to leave a comment below and let us know how the update is working out for you and if you had any problems updating to Android 4.1.1. I’m sure you’ll love the update to Jelly Bean, but we are still interested in your thoughts.