Those hoping for a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update any time this month will likely want to temper their expectations as the two still unreleased updates have been pegged for arrival sometime in the third quarter of this year.
Originally, rumors suggested that both the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 updates would be rolling out sometime during the months of May and June. However, thus far, Samsung and their carriers have yet to roll anything other than bug fix or enhancement updates to the two big name devices, the most recent update being a significant bug fix update for the Galaxy Note 2.
Recently, we heard that Samsung had to delay the updates beyond their scheduled release dates thanks to the new Galaxy S4 TouchWiz features that will be coming with both devices. What we haven’t heard about, until today, is when they were delayed to.
According to SamMobile, who is reliable when it comes to software updates, the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 Android 4.2 updates will be out sometime during the third quarter of this year. That unfortunately leaves a large window for arrival as the third quarter spans from July to September. What this also means is that the updates for devices in the United States could be fairly far off in the distance as American carriers are typically last in line to major updates like these.
Of course, none of this is set in stone. Samsung hasn’t confirmed any dates for either of these devices so this information is based on unofficial, insider information. Software updates are also subject to change when it comes to release dates so we could see these updates roll out sooner, or later, than this rumor indicates.
Given the age of Android 4.2 and of the devices themselves, and the fact that Android 4.3 is said to be on the way in July, we can’t help but to expect the updates to roll out sooner rather than later.
Owners of these devices will start wanting to keep an eye out once July rolls around.