Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Android 4.2: No, Android 4.3: Yes?
While Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners are patiently waiting for the Android 4.2 update (an update that has apparently been delayed because the new TouchWiz interface requires additional testing before going live), new rumors suggest that Sammy’s phablet may skip on the aforementioned OS version and jump directly to the Android 4.3.
The information is based on speculation, so clearly nothing is set in stone at the moment, but if you think of it, it would make sense if Samsung dropped the preparations for the Jelly Bean 4.2 roll-out and focused on delivering a newer version. Why is that? Well, join us after the break for a possible explanation.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 Update
A Samsung R&D tipster has apparently stated that a possible reason behind the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.2 update delay is that the South Korean manufacturer is considering dropping the Jelly Bean 4.2 iteration altogether in favor of the Android 4.3 OS.
With Google Edition Galaxy S4 getting ready to receive the Vanilla Experience of Android 4.3, it wouldn’t be that far off if Samsung decided to update the Galaxy Note 2 with the latest OS iteration as well. This, however, doesn’t come without a trade-off: the phablet’s owners will most likely have to wait a tad longer in order to receive the next update.
Moreover, there are also some reports suggesting that the Galaxy Note 2, Note 3 as well as the Galaxy S3 and both S4 models will receive the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie update, although it will not roll out to all handsets during the same time period.
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