Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.2 Update Cancelled, Says Carrier

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.2.2 update has been withdrawn by Samsung in favor of a newer version of Android, this according to Australian carrier Telstra who has relayed that information to its Galaxy Note 2 owners today.

Several days ago, a suspicious rumor popped up stating that Samsung had delayed the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 updates again and because of that, it would likely be moving on to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean instead. The rumor, at the time, seemed a bit odd considering that we’d seen Android 4.2 leak for the Galaxy S3 and the updates were both rumored for arrival in the third quarter after an internal delay.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 & Galaxy S3 May Skip Android 4.2 Update.

Australian carrier Telstra says that the Android 4.2 update has been cancelled.

Australian carrier Telstra says that the Android 4.2 update has been cancelled.

Turns out, there might be some truth to that rumor as Australian carrier Telstra has told its Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners that the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update has been “withdrawn” and that the company will be pushing to update the Galaxy Note 2 with a newer version of Android which likely means Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Here is the full quote that the carrier provides:

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“Samsung have elected globally to skip the 4.2.2 update for this device and will instead go to a newer version of Android.┬áNo schedule has been provided for this update.”

This seems to back up an earlier report and considering that it’s coming straight from an employee of the Australian carrier, it’s likely that this information is accurate.

Samsung itself has yet to say anything about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update nor the Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 update and it’s impossible to say whether it will or not.

Galaxy Note 2 owners in some places have been waiting since October for its first major update while Galaxy S3 owners have been stuck on Android 4.1 since September of last year.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 may skip to Android 4.3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 may skip to Android 4.3

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is said to be coming to replace Android 4.2 with an arrival likely at Google’s press event in San Francisco on July 24th. The software is likely to roll out for Nexus smartphones and tablets first and then hit devices like the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 later.

The update is said to be a smaller Android update, something that was proven by a leak that occurred today. Android 4.3 will be coming with a few new features, chief among them Bluetooth LE (Light Energy), font changes to Android’s Roboto, and tweaks to the camera application.

There also appear to be minor changes as well. Nexus 4 user Sam Tate has outlined several of the changes he’s seen since installing the update and it appears that the update might bring improved battery life and a fix for Wi-Fi issues.

Comments

  1. Bobby says

    Typical!!!!! Been waiting forever and now will be waiting forever more ##!king ##!holes!!

    • Sanien says

      This has always been the case for Android in general and Sammi specifically. I’m not going to buy Sammi again, I’ll probably go back to Nokia, they just love releasing fast updates.

  2. michael chapman says

    I know us gs3 and note owners have been waiting for a very long time for the update. And I have been saying since day on just give us 4.3 that would help with us waiting so long. So please get the update out soon not later. So come on samsung lets get it done.

  3. Jack says

    Why complain? They’re going to update you to 4.3. Who cares if you skip 4.2.

    At least Sammie is updating their phones for their customers unlike HTC, etc.

  4. ben says

    And the 4.3 update will be delayed for a year due to touch wiz problems and then they’ll realize it’s a lost cause somehow this is news

  5. Vinay says

    Hi Adam,
    Nice post. I am a big fan of Samsung. I wish to try all the versions of Samsung. Awaiting for new. Interesting article and informative too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Anon says

    This isn’t good, now we’ll have to wait even longer because the galaxy s4 has to have the 4.3 update first before the older devices

  7. anonymous says

    @mag

    Good luck with other vendors.
    Whether you like this news or not, Samsung actually cares about its old and new customers, and has the best update track record out of any Android manufacturer.

  8. Simon Adamson says

    Sod them won’t be buying anymore samsung mobiles contract due in December sony time I think

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