Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 owners again have to watch another Android 4.2 Jelly Bean roll out take place while they await answers from Samsung in regards to their upgrade path which is almost assuredly going to be straight to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the latest Android update from Google.
For weeks now, it has been assumed that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 will be skipping Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Australian carrier Telstra seemed to confirm Samsung’s intentions for the Galaxy Note 2 and German carrier Telekom did the same thing for the Galaxy S3.
Samsung, for its part, has yet to confirm anything for the two flagship smartphones leaving owners in the dark about their next software upgrade. And to make matters worse, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 users have had to continue to watch Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean roll outs for a number of other Samsung Galaxy devices.
The latest is for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Wi-Fi which, according to SamMobile, is now receiving its Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update in the United Kingdom. The update is available through an Over-the-Air update and Samsung Kies. It will take the device from Android 4.1 to Android 4.2 and bring a host of new features to the table including lockscreen widgets and multiple user accounts, something that is extremely useful with tablets.
Of course, this also means that the Galaxy Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 have once again been beaten to a major Android update by a less adopted device, something that has Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 owners more than a little frustrated.
The devices have been stuck on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean since 2012 with the Galaxy S3 getting Android 4.1 in September and the Galaxy Note 2 launching with Android 4.1 out of the box. Indeed, Galaxy Note 2 owners are still looking for their first big software update.
From the looks of things, they will skip Android 4.2 for Android 4.3 but at this point, it’s unclear exactly when they might be receiving their software updates. Rumors have suggested that it could take months and typically, manufacturers don’t release new Android software updates until months after Google’s Nexus devices receive them.