Leaks are a plenty about Samsung working on updating their last year’s lineup which includes the Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 8.0 and Galaxy Note 2 models to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. While that is good news for owners of the said models, what is not is that there are no such leaks that can keep us updated on what Samsung is up to with its Galaxy Note 2 device.
Meanwhile, Samsung have on their own not confirmed any of these leaked information that is doing the rounds. However, these sources maintain that the Android 4.2.2 update would bring many of the features of the Galaxy S4 to the Galaxy S3 model. Information on the date this update would be made available has been rumored to be in the months of July to September. This is for all the devices mentioned above except for the Galaxy Note 8.0 model. Samsung is working on that too, but the corresponding dates cannot be speculated to any bit of accuracy.
These bits of information have their origin from SamMobile, whose speculations have been pretty close to the reality. The reports even go on to state that the update for the Galaxy Note 8.0 when it comes up would lead to improved battery life as well as enhanced performance credentials of the device. The leaked update may not be the finished product and therefore those installing the same should be well aware of this aspect. The update, especially on the Galaxy Note 8.0 would necessitate a data wipe. Whether to take this risk for the update which is not yet official has to be weighed very seriously. Users of the Galaxy Note 2 however would have to wait longer for even a leaked version of the update for their device. That also has been speculated to be available in the third quarter of this year.
That Samsung is working hard towards providing the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update to all users of their older devices is all too evident. It is a question now about when the update will officially be launched.