Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 Android 4.2.2 Update Coming in May/June?

| April 3, 2013 | 22 Replies


A recent tweet from SamMobile, if it’s true, has declared the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will begin rolling out as early as May, or June at the latest.

As it would seem, Samsung is doing well getting these updates out to consumers. Honestly, the response time could always be a little better, but when compared to the competition- Samsung is good about it.

The Galaxy S4 is the first official device from Samsung running the latest version of Android 4.2.2. During the unpacked presentation,  we got a peek at a lot of the new features that will [hopefully] be coming to all of Samsung’s flagship devices. That being said, it’s safe to assume that a lot of the features that were debuted for the S4 will be coming to the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 in the latest update.

New features like the updated TouchWiz Nature UX will be coming. That includes Samsung’s latest stuff like Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, and the hovering Air View.

Galaxy S3 and Note 2 owners will also benefit from the new Jelly Bean additions too. Namely the new features will include lock screen widgets, quick settings (in the notifications tray), expandable notifications and more.

Problem is a tweet from SamMobile is far from an official confirmation. We have yet to hear anything from Samsung directly on the matter. It could turn out that the Jelly Bean updates for the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 are much further away. Samsung could even choose not to update the proprietary TouchWiz software. From a marketing standpoint, it makes sense to leave some features exclusive to the latest handsets or else no one would be motivated to get them. Okay, maybe the tail end of that last statement is a little far-fetched, seeing as a lot of people like to stay on the bleeding edge.

If SamMobile is indeed correct (they’re hardly an accurate source), what do you think about May/June as the timeframe? Are you happy with it? One could argue these software updates don’t matter too much if you’re planning to upgrade to the Galaxy S4 soon anyway.

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  • Steve Richards

    I wouldn’t mind an update to some of the features of the new GS4, but even if Samsung releases the new updates, don’t they have to go through the individual carriers then? That means Verizon has to screw around with it and take some features out or something. But my hopes are that Verizon is going to restore the Blocking Mode feature and get rid of the stupid persistent WIFI toggle (can’t keep it off).

    • John

      Absolutely right about Verizon. They won’t release it until they’ve meddled through everything… so its possible to assume we’ll get it months after its released. I wish they’d just leave it as-is. But I don’t ever see that happening

  • davbran

    Meh – the update would be to international version before carrier versions. Android 4.1.2 was released not all that long ago.

  • TaylorMiles

    Root to cryogen mod and get it now

    • Bahadır Cem Bilgin

      it is not the same thing. Honestly I like the touchwiz.

    • Tom Dawson

      Ha ha I did the same thing with my One X and it was the best decision I ever made but then again, TouchWiz is much better than Sense.

  • Tom G

    Myself , I am free of any contracts , having an S-3 i9300. April/May 2013 is acceptable. Of course it could have happened earlier , but …. If I was in rush could easily root the “thing” and had 4.2.2 allready on, with Trebuchet launcher (for CM). But again TouchWiz looks good as well. Let’s wait and see.

  • Julia Al Arab

    I’m very excited! Can’t wait actually I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII and I’m happy with it! Last update was fabulous and I’m very anxious to know what’s coming next!

  • Leeroy Jenkins

    Nexus 4 ist the answer to all problems.

  • Alexander Maxham

    Anyone else notice the date on the tweet? April 1st? Wonder if this is just a joke from Sam Mobile….

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  • Spencer968

    I hope that is dose but some carrier mess with the software so much its so stupid. So we’ll probably not everything to nice from this update.

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  • Jesse Guidone

    What a JOKE. Canadian S3 is still stuck on 4.1.1! Really starting to regret not getting an IPhone! Samsung makes good hardware but their software distribution methods SUCK!

  • jomama

    Bring it on I have the three and I was told this phone would b updated by now but that was the Verizon sales men

  • anish napit

    No time to wait for the further time. Better to get rooted your cell but it would have been much more better for official release of 4.2.2 To be launched so that we can enjoy best OS and don’t have change our handset

  • vikas

    Its good if it will happen like more feature we will come to see with that .

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