German owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus receive Android 4.2.2
So what would prompt the Korean based manufacturer to do things backwards? One theory is that by updating the less popular Samsung Galaxy S II Plus first, Samsung could conduct something like the soak test used by Motorola before an update is widely disseminated. By testing Android 4.2.2 on the older device, Samsung could check for bugs while putting fewer handsets at risk. This way, if there is a problem, it is easier to get a hold of the situation and take appropriate action.
Another fascinating rumor is that the reason for the lack of an Android 4.2.2 update for the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note II is because Samsung is going to skip that build of the Android OS for those two devices and is going straight to Android 4.3. Since Android 4.3 was launched by Google last week, there could be some truth to this rumor. Additionally, Australian carrier Telstra has said that Samsung is indeed skipping Android 4.2.2. for the Samsung GALAXY Note II to go straight to Android 4.3.
So what about the Samsung Galaxy S II? Apparently, at two years of age (that's 150 human years) it could be the end of the road for the phone. Meanwhile, the German Galaxy S II Plus update will include lockscreen widgets, the Daydream screensaver and a few performance improvements. Some Samsung Galaxy S4 features are being tossed in to keep the phone feeling young. German owners of the device can connect their phone to a PC and grab the update from Samsung Kies. The update is expected to hit the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus in other countries soon.
1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2279; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Samsung has issue with their Touchwiz in SII & SII plus.
2. SakuroAkino (banned) (Posts: 141; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)
samsung wants s2 plus to sell more
so they did this
and i think original s2 is much powerful than s2 plus
4. noim1 (Posts: 296; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Yes it is purely a marketing scheme by samsung to sell S2 Plus models more..Original S2 has more than enough power to run 4.2.2 touchwiz (or whateva) ....Touchwiz compatibility issue is just a Samsung way of saying "Hey its the end of the line for S2 , go and buy a new phone !"
5. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
Even my SGS1 from 2010 can run the newest touchwiz, it is only a matter of optimalization.
3. fanboylemonkiller (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
pleaseee make it for galaxy note original!!! :,( samsung pepppeplease
6. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2089; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
"two years of age (that's 150 human years)"
Haha. So true.
EDIT: Editors, take note. I was warned twice before posting this that I was using a gay slur that begins with the letter f. If I can't post the words, "of age" without your sensors thinking I'm being inappropriate, there are probably some algorithms in the system that need to be changed.
7. jonartpop (Posts: 154; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
My Intl version of GS3 got about 90MBs minor update of Jelly Bean 4.1.2 and the update makes my phone heat for no reason and the battery power gets worse. Please Samsung fix this. It sucks.