Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 are currently seeing their handset sitting on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system, but recently hopes have been raised by certain quarters that the Android 4.2.2 update will shortly be arriving and today we have some possible bad news on the matter.
Hopes were recently raised that the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update would soon be released for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, but now the same source that originally broke the news, SamMobile, has taken to its Twitter page to claim the software is going to be delayed.
Now it has to be remembered that Samsung has never given a release date for the software in the first place, but it is being claimed that a new version of the company’s TouchWiz Android skin needs to be tested before the new firmware begins its journey out to end users.
Shortly after Samsung showcased the Galaxy S4 the company promised that many of the new features on the device would eventually be pushed out to older handsets, so this could be the reason for the delay so Samsung can makes sure these work correctly.
The two handsets have been promised to eventually get pushed up Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and although this will be a long way off, it will mean there should be no danger that the two handsets won’t see Android 4.2.2.
Samsung has been busy in the last few weeks updating operating systems on its hardware, and only yesterday we heard how the bug fix update for the Galaxy S4 had spread to more regions. A few days ago we heard how a number of owners of the two handsets were looking forward to the update as there was hope that Samsung would include the feature of being able move apps to the microSD card.
For many users this won’t be too much of an issue as like myself they will have a number of apps with plenty of room still left, and I have the likes of Real Racing 3 installed onto my handset that takes up at least 1.2GB along with a number of other applications and still have plenty of internal storage space left.
Do you still think the Android 4.2.2 update will still arrive this month?