The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update was originally rumored for a roll out in either May or June though recent whispers suggested that the software had been postponed until the third quarter. It appears that that was indeed the case as a carrier says that its submission date slipped into July and that it doesn’t expect to get the update out until August.
At launch, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 was carrying Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on board, an update that at the time was the most current version of Android. Shortly after it arrived in the United States though, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean rolled out and while available since November, the update is scarce. The Galaxy Note 2 is one of the devices that remains on Android 4.1, waiting for an upgrade.
Originally, the update was believed to be rolling out in either May or June, shortly after the launch of the Android 4.2 powered Galaxy S4. May went by and soon, reliable whispering claimed that the update had been pushed into the third quarter which of course consists of July, August and September. The reason for the push is thought to be issues with the new TouchWiz Nature UX 2.0 software that’s coming with the update.
Now, we appear to have proof of this slip as Australian carrier Telstra claims that the update’s submission slipped to July, a sign that Samsung is having problems with the software. The carrier expects a submission on July 8th and one round of testing before it’s ready to roll out. It expects to roll the software out at the beginning of August or right in the middle of the third quarter.
Dates are always subject to change but at the moment, this is likely the closest we’re going to get to dates for the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.2 update. Carriers typically are far behind the roll out for unlocked devices so it’s possible that we could see the software roll out sometime in July ahead of Telstra’s supposed August 5th roll out.
If true, the update will be rolling out only a month before the expected arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which is thought to be arriving in the beginning of September at IFA 2013.