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...
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43 Comments

16. J4M35

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

What are the chances of nexus 5 being on Verizon? Is it worth the wait?

18. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Sammy now-a-days you are being slow in updates from earlier. Why so? Note II got Android 4.1.2 only and not updated to 4.2.2, you said you'll skip 4.2 and update it directly to 4.3 and now you are doing that which is good but why 4.2.2 is not given to Note II as a update.

28. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Because the change from 4.1.2 to 4.2.2 is incremental. 4.1.2 to 4.3 on the other hand, is well more deserved. Samsung is still the best. They're the only OEM so far that have announced updating their phones to 4.3 by next month.

19. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1257; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Instead Sammy should skip 4.3 just like it did in 4.2 and JUMP directly to 4.4 KitKat, imho...

22. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Ill wait..

23. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

But how about galaxy note 10.1?

24. Cyberchum

Posts: 1065; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Since I started using custom ROMs, I've never craved for official updates.

26. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Bah! you call this fast. Skipping upgrades and giving 4.3 at the end of 2013. KitKat would be around by then and not to mention 5.0 .

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You don't know what you're talking about. If you really want updates, either root your phone or play the waiting game.

30. Nidal147

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

when is 4.3 jelly bean will be released on note 2 ? & wat date ?

35. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

It sad, because I'm planning to sell mine when I get the gnote3. It means I will never test/xperience it to my aging gnote2.

39. Blazers

Posts: 741; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

This is Samsung's intention. They want to sell Note 3's, not give new features immediately to old hardware. They could easily update to 4.3 around the same time as when the Note 3 comes out, they're just choosing to. They're supposedly sending an update out in October for Gear support, so to not include 4.3 is asinine. Apple doesn't make their users wait......why does Samsung?

41. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Hope they'll update the galaxy s2 also ;-)
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