Connect your Kobo Arc to WiFi and you will see a surprise waiting for you. Yes, it’s the Jelly Bean update for Kobo Arc is out now. This update didn’t included any change log but as usual update story to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean this brings the Google Now and Project Butter along with swipe-down notification. The Project Butter add-on is one of the biggest of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as the OS will be much lighter, speedier and reduces lags.
Certainly Kobo has made Arc tablet as the serious contender to Nexus 7 atleast in United States. It went on for sale in Canada and United States on April 3, 2013 via Kobo site. The 32 GB model is priced at $ 249.99 and the 64 Gb variant is priced at $ 299.99. In Canada is available via Indigo, Chapters, Coles, Future Shop, Best Buy, Toys R Us, Staples. It’s also available in France via FNAC, in Italy via Mondadori, Libris & Blz in Netherlands, Independent Booksellers & Family Christian in United States. Also it will be sold in United Kingdom via WH Smith, Staples & Shop Direct. It will be also sold in Australia & New Zeland as well.
So check on your Kobo Arc by going through Menu > Settings > About Tablet > Software Update and then Check Now.