Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Update Eluding U.S. Users

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update roll out continues though the software is still widely unavailable in the United States as carriers continue to miss their rumored release dates leaving Galaxy Note 2 users wondering when they will get their upgrade to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Galaxy Gear support.

Last month, Samsung began rolling out the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, an update that was announced back in October, and one that already rolled out for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy S4. Unfortunately, the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update release is far from over as users on several carriers are still awaiting their update to Android 4.3.


However, the update is making progress as the roll out continues north of the United States, in Canada, where it has reportedly hit two more Galaxy Note 2 variants on smaller carriers. Mobilicity and Videotron are smaller Canadian carriers and they follow in the footsteps of carriers like WIND which have already deployed their Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates.

Unfortunately, the roll out continues to elude customers in the United States as rumored dates have come and gone without any type of a roll out. Thanks to a leaked update schedule for U.S. devices, one that accurately predicted several software updates, many believed that the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 update would be completed in the United States today.


Today was supposed to be the last major upgrade for the Galaxy Note 2 with T-Mobile rumored to be pushing out the software to its users. Thus far, that has not happened and it could be that the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 misses its supposed release date, just like the other Galaxy Note 2 variants in the United States.

So far, the Sprint Galaxy Note 2 is the only major device to get the software upgrade. The models on AT&T, U.S. Cellular T-Mobile and Verizon are still on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. We’ve seen evidence that suggests that the AT&T Galaxy Note 2 update is close and we’ve heard a rumor that it may roll out this week. That remains unconfirmed, as do the other Galaxy Note 2 upgrades.

When the updates do arrive, they will bring Samsung KNOX, Galaxy Gear support and several enhancements to Galaxy Note 2 users. But right now, it’s not a matter of what, it’s simply a matter of when and carriers remain silent on the prospects.

Android 4.4 KitKat is rumored for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, however, with these updates arriving so late, it could be that the Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4 KitKat update in the United States is far off in the distance.