Samsung Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.2 Updates Rumored for Q1

It looks like Samsung’s first Android 4.2 Jelly Bean updates may come in the first quarter of 2013 with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 being the first recipients of the latest version of Android.

A new rumor from SamMobile suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the former of which is currently amidst a Jelly Bean roll out and the latter of which sports the software out of the box, could see the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update arrive in Q1 of next year making them the first Samsung devices to receive the latest update from Google.

Q1 stretches from January through March.

Samsung has not yet confirmed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for any of its devices, including the Galaxy Note 2 or Galaxy S3, but those two will likely be on the very top of the list given their popularity and their release dates. Both are relatively new and are in the hands of million of consumers worldwide.

Read: Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean Update Could Deliver Killer Note 2 Feature.


The Galaxy Note 2 could see the Android 4.2 update in Q1.

Thus far, these are the only two Samsung devices to receive a rumored release window for the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean roll out. However, we imagine that they likely won’t be the only devices graced with the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update, first announced in October.

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is an incremental Android update and one that will look to improve upon Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the company’s best edition of Android yet. In addition to all of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features, the update will be bringing quite a few new ones including a new Gesture-enabled Keyboard, Daydream which is like a screen saver, a new Quick Settings function, more Google Now functionality and more.

Read: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean: Everything You Need to Know.

Maybe the most intriguing Android 4.2 Jelly Bean feature is Photo Sphere which allows Android owners to take 360 degree Google Street View like images with their device’s camera. It has already leaked out for the Galaxy Nexus and appears to be a great addition to Jelly Bean.

Samsung will likely start talking Android 4.2 once some of the major Android 4.1 updates roll out and that could mean some kind of confirmation in 2012.