The owners of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 soon may have something to smile about as there is a rumor that the manufacturer is planning to roll out an Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the tablet. According to insider information as reported in Ubergizmo, the tablet will be getting operating system update and that there will be more software update for the tablet in the near future.
The source of the rumor goes ahead to claim that the 7 inch tablet will get updates to 4.2.2, reviving hopes that the company has not completely neglected the tablet released in April 2012 in favor of new devices under development. The table was initially released with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box but has received minor updates over the months, the latest Android update being Android 4.1.x The source went ahead to state that Samsung is in the process of testing Android 4.1.2 for the first generation tablets which may roll out as early as in one month’s time.
As is traditionally is, older Galaxy devices are unlikely to receive the next major Android update – Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. There was talk of some Galaxy devices including S2, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 smartphones, Note II phablet and Galaxy Tab 8 and Tab 10 receiving the next Android major update Android 5.0 but this was an unconfirmed rumor. If this is the case, the Tab 7 will be receiving its last software update within this year. Exactly when is still unclear but it is projected that Samsung may be rolling out the next update in the second quarter of 2013 and the last, Android 4.2.2, should be coming in the third quarter of this year.
The Galaxy Tablet Tab 7 is far from dead, considering that Samsung just churned out a new edition in January, just two months ago. This limited edition featured the same hardware as the tablets released last year – not improvements or changes – but it came in a unique garnet red color. The features included a dual-core processor, 32GB onboard memory and Android 4.1 Jell Bean onboard at a price of $220.