Thursday , April 27 2017

Telstra confirms Samsung will skip Android 4.2.2 update on Samsung Galaxy Note II in favour of next version of Android

Telstra Galaxy Note II
Just a couple of days ago, we saw rumours appear that Samsung was considering skipping the Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy Note II and the Samsung Galaxy S III. Yesterdays Telstra software update blog has indeed confirmed this with Craig Ruhan from Telstra posting the following update for the Galaxy Note II :

Samsung have elected globally to skip the 4.2.2 update for this device and will instead go to a newer version of Android. No schedule has been provided for this update.

With Android 4.3 having leaked for the Nexus 4 and Galaxy S4 Google Play edition so far it’s more than likely this is the ‘newer version’ that Samsung will opt for. Telstra has made no mention of an update for the Galaxy S III but if Samsung has gone this route for the Galaxy Note II, it’s conceivable that the Galaxy S III may see the same treatment.

What do you think? Is it worth skipping Android 4.2.2 for Android 4.3?

Source: Telstra.

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  • Duncan_J

    Considering there isn’t a lot in the recent updates I don’t see it being a biggie. Then again I don’t have either device so that’s easy for me to say.

  • kungfutigerr

    Any upgrade is a good upgrade, but focusing on the most recent version of Android is good.

    As long as they both get Android 5 KLP, then I’m sure that everyone will be happy.

  • Joshua Hill

    Given the issues Nexus owners have been reporting about Android 4.2 this is a pretty smart move.

    Given Samsung’s track record with updates I’d be surprised if they don’t upgrade those devices at least once more.

    • kungfutigerr

      What issues do Nexus owners have with 4.2.2? It sounds pretty bad!

      • Joshua Hill

        Really bad battery drain for some.

        Only reliable fix from my research was to go back to 4.1.2 or root and run custom kernel.

        Mainly effected Nexus 7 but there were Nexus 4 reports too. Don’t think it effected Nexus 10 much.

  • Sean Royce

    I think this is a smart move by Samsung personally.

  • jeffy

    This on the surface is a promise that Sumung and carriers may find easy to keep.
    Basically at this time it means…. by the time the now promised release hits the ground the old note 2 will be basically obsolete and no-one will give a rats what happenned to the promised upgrade. Most note 2 users are early adopters and will probably lose interest in note 2 when Samsung announce new note 3 around August September. So why waste time and energy on note 2? Lets just tell the users that they will be better served by not getting a interim upgrade ! We can just say christmas is coming.

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