Samsung has some good news and some bad news rolled into one. To begin with the bad news, the Android 4.2.2 update for Galaxy Note 2 device is reported to have been scrapped. However, the good news supersedes this as Samsung is reported to be working instead on the Android 4.3 update, which will be even more up-to-date.
Now, the above if true will make a lot of sense considering Android 4.3 will be the newest Android version and will be in relevance till Android 5 Key Lime Pie comes on to the scene. There already are rumors of Google launching Android 5 during early 2014. A confirmation to this effect has been received by the Australian carrier Telstra though such a development is unlikely to be localized to any particular region. No specific time lines have been mentioned either.
Samsung is yet to officially confirm any of these developments but has assured owners of its Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 devices that they are committed to introducing the update to the latest Android versions. This will include not only the stock Android version but will also include the updated TouchWiz user interface. Such a line of thought will also save Samsung from having to devote its resources into developing the Android 4.3 update soon after they have done with Android 4.2.2.
Samsung meanwhile is expected to launch its Note 3 device on Sept 4, just 2 days before the IFA event kicks off. However, there is no reason to believe the Note 2 will fade into oblivion once its successor is launched. Moe so when Samsung has made it known they will continue to provide updates as and when they come along.