Samsung is currently updating almost all their tablets from the previous year, with the Galaxy Tab 8.0, Galaxy S2 Plus and now the Galaxy Note 8.0 getting the Android 4.2.2 update, just as Android 4.3 starts to come to top-end devices.
This is the first stage for the Galaxy Note 8.0, after 8 months of no new updates, it will finally get the Android 4.2.2 update, with TouchWiz slapped on top with some new features from Samsung’s mad software collection.
The LTE version of the Galaxy Note 8.0 will get the update first, followed by the WiFi. The Jelly Bean update will also be available in stages, UK users will get it first, followed by Asia and the US. We believe this is due to Samsung selling more Galaxy Note 8.0’s in England than anywhere else in the world, surprisingly.
Users can update the Galaxy Note 8.0 through Samsung KIES or OTA, we would recommend having full battery life and maybe turning off some draining features and lowering the screen brightness, it is a large update.
For anyone with custom ROMs, the update may not be available automatically. To get it, there are manual downloaders around the web available, find a verified source rather than some undesirable looking download patcher.
We are unsure what the next crop of devices will be from Samsung, we believe the Note 2 should be getting the update, possibly to Android 4.3, but the company would need to go through carriers to get this update.