Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2 Jelly Bean update and apps to SD

Over this weekend we featured an article looking at the Samsung Galaxy S4 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update, and how it upset a few of our readers that own the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2. These users also want the Jelly Bean update and while some people understood why they have to wait, others have been growing a little tired of waiting.

This article received over 80 comments in the last 24 hours, and within these comments it seems there’s one feature that a lot of Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 users want above all else. This feature is the ability to put apps to SD and run them from that location, which has been a problem thanks to the way Android works with Samsung smartphones.

We have known apps to SD cards is something of an issue with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2, especially considering the low storage size, so users want to make the most of the expansion options and feel they are being restricted in a very unproductive way.

How high on your wish list is the ability to install and use apps on SD? One of our readers stated, “Apps 2sd on my Galaxy S3 would be major” and another made it clear this is the one feature they want when they said, “I need only updates for app to SD for my Galaxy Note 2”.

Another one of Phones Review’s readers wanted to put everything into perspective, and they stated, “I can only see one must have update that would significantly change how I use my Galaxy Note 2, and that’s apps to SD”. They then continue to explain most of the improvements coming in the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update are minor in comparison.

It is fair to say the next software update will bring a lot of features most people will love, but from the feedback we’ve received there’s a clear pattern of users wanting to install and use apps from an SD card.

Are you desperately waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or S3 Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update?

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  • Doctor X

    Yes. Get on with it.

  • chapman1969

    I have talked to verizon representatives and they have said the 4.2.2 update for gs3 owners should be out this week and yeah having the apps to the sd card would be alsome.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Apps to SD would be fine. Buy it doesn’t really matter to me.

  • Adrian Singh

    i want the 2014 corvette

  • hi

    Very unhappy about the endless waiting, hope my next phone is samsung too.

  • manjimon

    What are they waiting for update?

  • venkat

    It’s all business for samsung this people are afraid that if they update note2 to 4.2.2 their sales of latest device like S4 mega 6.3 will fall down and they won’t purchase new phones. Till the release of Note3 this people won’t update S3, Note2…Look samsung u are losing Note2 and S3 costumers…….

  • Moving away from Samsung

    Tired of Samsung. and it’s silly management. Tired of waiting
    for the update. Me and my 4 friends are moving to Nexus so that
    we get latest updates straight from Google instead of relying
    on the stupid manufacturers and carriers.

  • Joey

    I do like to have that feature as well. I have a 32gb sd card I like to take advantage of I dont use it for movies and songs since I got cloud storage. There are tons of apps I want to download that are well over at least 700mb like high end games. Im enjoying my Note 2 but if the Note 3 comes with app2 sd feature im getting it. Im not impaitient and if there is such an update for my Note 2 I will continue to keep my note 2 for another year until I finish paying it off through T-Mobile.

  • Raghav

    My excitement for the update 4.2.2 Note 2…..has diminished……..since 2 week im waiting……waiting…….How much to wait

  • Morne Julyan

    When will Jelly Bean 4.2.2 for Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 be released?

  • alydo

    Yes yes yes!!! Everyday I check latest news regarding galaxy note 2 update.

  • Aziz Aw

    tired of waiting come on Samsung where is the update???????

  • ks3

    The galaxy 3 needs to b able to end a party on a confernce call insted of having to hang up on both partys

  • tushar

    samsung is a 3rd class company.cuz they could n’t hold on their commitment .for jb 4.2.2 update i am searching at least 13 times a day.i wish the great phablet note 2 would apple note 2 not samsung galaxy note is the only company who do care bout their customers

    • Nyall

      Hardly its strictly business who would but the S4 if the knew the S3 and note 2 Do a lot of the same and are a lot cheaper.Apple devices do get updates very quickly and efficiently however apple update are always very minor and dissapointing.


  • iamkeniske

    We want that JB 4.2.2 update ASAP, please? Note 2 users is tired of waiting already.

  • charls

    it’s really not Samsung’s fault on releasing the updates it’s the carriers that is holding the update back. secondly samsung isn’t worried about apps2sd if you want more storage they want you to buy either 32gb or 64gb(international) variants, I know its crap but that’s just samsung for ya.

  • Shubham

    after rooting up the phone are we able to install apps also on internal storage

  • Shubham

    are there any disadvantages of rooting ? Plz rply. thanks in advance……

  • wilfried

    I will go for iphone..tired of this crap. Ima donate my s3 today

  • Justine

    jellybean is almost perfect but the f**k please return the appstoSD feature!

  • cathal

    Please make apps games to sd

  • chad hernandez

    ang tgal nmn ng update na yn.. ilabas n yn kng illbas pa..

    • Chad de guzman

      Patience is a virtue antey…

  • pily

    I got a firmware yesterday(s3), but I’m not sure what it does or what is the new with it. Its the XXEME2, anyone knows?

  •;c=14;sa=collapse;d227fb2388ec=9e8bb86861f0686e54bcbaae99929bbd#c14 George Leon

    It is called root & then you run a little swap script that mounts internal as external & viceversa. I have had all the big 500mb – 1.7Gb additional game files on my SD Card for several months. I got the files at XDA & followed the directions, made a few modifications & it took about 5 minutes. Of course I already had Java & the SDK, including ADB & ADB drivers installed, but now days that only takes a few additional minutes.

    • aramisathei

      Been looking for info on this for a while now.

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  • Gagang puta

    Get an S4 if you don’t want to wait!

  • mad

    “The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2 firmware update has been delayed and may be released on November or December, depending on …”pfff!!!!

  • Zambri Amirrudin

    actually the delay is because they always focus on new production then update their old product. wait a month for a new product or wait a year for a update ? zzzz

  • Nirosh Aswin

    I’m using galaxy note 2 on android 4.1.2; please tell me when Samsung offical update for my device to run on 4.2.2

  • x-iOS

    Too much hardware,software,brands,conflict,drivers,etc…etc..etc…
    60% software on market have compatibility issue… Still…iOS is the best

  • Jack

    I received 4.2.2 on my samsung galaxy tab, why not on out galasy S3’s?

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