Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 might get Android 4.3 instead of Android 4.2.2

Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 users ‘might’ have to wait a little longer for upgrading their phone’s Android version. Previously, speculations hinted that Android 4.2.2 update will be pushed next week by Samsung, but sources now say that the launch could be delayed by November.

However, with Android 4.3 update round the corner, Samsung might skip pushing the interim update, and would go for the long shot instead- Android 4.3. It would not only give Samsung enough time to test the new Android version on their flagship devices, but would also reduce their efforts in optimizing the Android 4.2.2 update. After all, it makes much more sense to have a stable version of OS than to have it patched afterwards. Besides, it makes much more sense to invest in Android 4.3 (yet to be released) than Android 4.2.2.

However, take this with a grain of salt, as Samsung has not yet confirmed that Android 4.3 would replace the immediate version of Android 4.2. Temefy said that it has sources close to Samsung India that have revealed that they are working on Android 4.3 as well as Android 4.2.2. However, the site cannot be considered a reliable source and that’s why we would like to warn you that this might just be a rumor.

The Android 4.2.2 brings a lot of exciting features.

  • Galaxy S4 lock screen with multiple widget support
  • Smart Stay
  • Smart Rotation
  • Adapt Display screen mode
  • Daydream lock screen
  • Driving mode
  • “Light” unlock effect
  • Improved unlock ripple effect
  • Widget size adjustments
  • Actionable notifications
  • S-Voice updated
  • More voice commands added
  • Full-screen Samsung Apps
  • Smart widget
  • New notification tray with more toggles
  • Tabbed interface for phone settings
  • White background in 3D mode for gallery

The Android 4.3 update would include the above features along with some major and minor improvements mentioned below:

  • Camera featuring a 360 degree panoramic view.
  • Better video conferencing capabilities.
  • Bluetooth Smart support.

Samsung Galaxy S4’s whooping demand has forced Samsung to pull up its socks and the production is at an all-time high. Moreover, the Korean giant keeps releasing new smartphones almost every two-three months. That means it’s always busy in finding new markets that it has less time to serve the existing ones. Also, Android fragmentation and a wide array of devices with different architecture make the task of developing updates even more challenging.  That’s what possibly delaying the updates.

The report also says that the next major Android update- Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie would be available on Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 2. So, if you’re a Galaxy S3 user or Galaxy Note 2 user, you don’t have a reason to worry. You would assuredly get the latest Android updates as and when Samsung releases them.