Samsung confirmed a much-awaited software update for the first-generation Galaxy Note. Packaged as "Premium Suite," the update adds Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system, and several new features to the 2011-launched device. Most notable among the features is multi-window, a UI element that allows you to view windows of multiple tasks or applications simultaneously, and deal with them the way you would with a PC operating system. Ironically, it's believed that a PC-like window-manager is exactly what caused the very first generation of tablets to be cast away into oblivion, before the iPad resurrected it.
Multi-window aside, the Premium Suite is said to add features such as Air-View, which lets you view contents of folders, and preview text, e-mail, and media files displayed in a file-manager, by simply hovering the S-pen over the screen, without tapping it. Android 4.1 brings a few features of its own, including Google Now. Unfortunately, Samsung didn't specify a release-date for the Galaxy Note Premium Suite, but the fact that they're already talking about it in great lengths shows that it shouldn't be too far away.