Android 4.3 being tested for Samsung GALAXY Note II; expect late 2013 release

Android 4.3 being tested for Samsung GALAXY Note II; expect late 2013 release
A published report on Wednesday says that Android 4.3 is currently in the process being tested for the Samsung GALAXY Note II and will probably be released by the end of this year. The same report has the last Jelly Bean build of Android coming next month to the Samsung Galaxy S4. By October/November, the Samsung Galaxy S III will be the recipient of the same update followed by the GALAXY Note II in November/December.

There is also speculation that the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 will both be on the receiving end of the Android 4.3 update. If you're looking for a device already running that build, there is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, the Google Nexus 7 (2013) and the Google Nexus 10.

We all know that the next Android build will be Android 4.4 KitKat. The first Android device to offer that chocolatey goodness should be the rumored Google Nexus 5. This device is expected to be launched in October with KitKat installed right out of the box.

source: SamMobile via AndroidAuthority

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GALAXY Note II
  • Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)

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43 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Sammy is looking out for its customers. (Thumbup)

2. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Trust Samsung, they will always update. Customers satisfaction is their prime goal.

9. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

If that was really their goal then they would have snubbed galaxy s3 users by sending out a laggy stuttery slow 4.1.2 update. I loved my GS3 until JB came. I forced to switch to iPhone 5 which has never lagged on anything. I still use my GS3 though.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Did you ever factory reset your phone after the update? When I was running stock months ago, the 4.1 update greatly improved speed and stability of my S3. Lag was abolished and unspoken of even when multi tasking heavily.

17. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

I have the international (Gt-i19300) galaxy s3. Perhaps you have the American one.

20. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

mine is international one.. i tought after got 4.1.2 my s3 is blazing fast.. and i don't think the US ( dual core snapdragon ) one is better than the international one ( quadcore exynos ) even thought the US one got 2 gigs of ram..

21. tedkord

Posts: 17320; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The upgrade didn't hurt me at all. No lag, no bugs.

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Don't pay attention "THE.DARK.KNIGHT" is just trolling.

27. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Just realized he's a major troll that signed up this month. I'll get him on the next comment he makes.

32. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

No you idiot I am a disappointed samsung customer. Can't you see? My complaints with my GS3 are genuine. What you want? A video of my device? If you don't believe me why don't you search google for The lag on gs3 after 4.1.2. Phonearena User is the real troll here.

36. DukeX

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

If you didn't notice there was another Dark Knight user on this site months ago. He disappeared. Now this "new account" popped up. I thought it was the old one. Guess that one got banned. But anyway "Can't tell if Gs3 is defective or if Troll is Trolling"

37. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

@DukeX +1 at least someone realised! I couldn't reset my password as PA kept saying "this password is taken" so I had to make a new account. I am not trolling. All I am trying to say is that my S3 experienced significant performance issues after 4.1.2. I remember even after the S3 has released (back in October 2012) my sisters GS2 was running flawlessly (with that awesome super amoled plus display!). That's why I replaced my iPhone 4 with an S3.

31. Damitel

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

S3 was not updated 4.2 because samsung chose to jump to 4.3; they want the best for its customers. Don't be surprised by December 4.4 will rolling out on S3 and note 2.

33. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

You're wrong bro! I've notice, Samsung strategy, first they wanna know what we're reaction, second they will roll out update a year, after the next iteration of their flagship phone release. Why? They make sure the consumer will upgrade to the latest one. Smart move ha, Samsung!!! About kit Kat 4.4, we will not see it into our gnote2 and gnote3, until fourth quarter of 2014.

38. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Better than my LG, struck at Gingerbread forever.

42. jakson0100

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

yes i found the working tutorial to download and install android 4.3 here smartphonesupdates

3. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

That's what they said when I had Galaxy Ace 2, took 6 months after their announcement to get the leaked version. But since it's a flagship phone it's probably gonna be on time. Good luck Note 2 users.

4. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 2011

HTC take note. Samsung knows how to keep its customers by actually offering continued support to released products.

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

One X already has 4.2.2, no?

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

But it won't be getting 4.3. ;)

40. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Says who?

43. jakson0100

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Hi @papasmurf you can download android 4.3 from smartphonesupdates dot com

5. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Google just announce 4.4 coming October, and Samsung is going to put out 4.3 by the end of the year?, Why can't they put out 4.4 since the note 3 is coming out with 4.4?.. Yeah think I will go with nexus brands.

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yeah because all the money and time spent for working on 4.3 after skipping 4.2 is a complete waste of time. I knew there was going to be someone complaining about it.

13. Myrith

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

The Note 3 is coming out with 4.3. Samsung can't test with something that Google hasn't released yet.

6. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm still waiting on the update for my Galaxy Nexus... What's the holdup?

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Your carrier.

34. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

A kit Kat 4.4, or 4.3? Mine is already on 4.3 jb, and I'm not expecting that they(Google) will planning to update it to kit kat.

8. toyboyz

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

What happened to skipping 4.3 for 4.4! Hmm...!

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What? I've never heard of that rumor before, like at all.

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