Delay in Android 4.2.2 update for Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note II?

Delay in Android 4.2.2 update for Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note II?
A tweet sent out by SamMobile might have turned a pleasant day into a rather rough evening for many, especially if they own the Samsung Galaxy S III or the Samsung GALAXY Note II. You see, both of those devices are powered by Android 4.1.2 at the moment, and yeah there is nothing wrong with that build of Android. After all, it brought the smooth scrolling of Project Butter, the timely information that comes from Google Now, and actionable notifications that save you time and effort. But with a newer Android build available, it is that human desire to always own the latest and greatest that makes you yearn for Android 4.2.2.

We all know that Android 4.2.2 will eventually come to the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note II. After all, both models are still powerful devices and the Samsung Galaxy S III will end up with many of the same features that are on the sequel, including the Android 4.2.2 that the Samsung Galaxy S4 launched with. And if the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 can come with Android 4.2.2 out of the box, you just know that the Samsung GALAXY Note II will be updated as well.

But getting back to the tweet, the message certainly wasn't one of joy. Apparently, the Android 4.2.2 update for both the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II have been delayed because of the new version of TouchWiz that needs to be tested on both models first. Considering that, as we pointed out already, some newer Samsung devices already are running Android 4.2.2, we don't expect too much of a delay before the update is finally rolled out. And remember, the best things in life are worth waiting for, right?

source: SamMobile via UnwiredView

Related phones

Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)
  • 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)



1. Sav1oR

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 01, 2013



Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010


21. Galen20K

Posts: 575; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

what happened to the thumbs down, I'd totally use it on SaV1oR right now lol

23. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

Did you not see what apple devices are not supported for iOS 7 (or some features not included)? Fragmentation exists everywhere.....

42. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009


48. illiad

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

fragmentation is just a stupid geek word... Do you mean that they have different specs of handset, and many different versions of the OS, with different GUI addons??? then look at the standard windows PC!!! lots of different specs, from 10 year old PC still running win98, a server still running win2000, lots more running the basic version of XP, some with shell customizations, even many APPLE laptops running a partition with XP, then win7 and win8 with many customizations, oh and dont forget, the home, home premium & professional versions of the above!!!! so WHY have you geeks not called all THAT fragmented??? quit with the stupid talk!!

2. mi55u unregistered

I don't think Sammy will update their device until gs4 sold 50millions of it...

3. Sav1oR

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

Im so happy with my expensive and sexxxy iPhone 5. I get all my updates on time. Best apps in the world, NO LAG, best battery life, and most importantly, ITS NOT CHEAP PLASTIC!

6. ihatesmartphone unregistered

you forgot to mention.. small 4inch screen with no sd card, non-removal battery, closed ecosystem, no customization, no nfc, metal body that is easily to scratch just to name a few...XD


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

[YOU] forgot to mention: iPhone 5 is the only phone in the uniWorld that takes beautiful purple pictures. Not to mention, iPhone 5 is the only phone in the world with a newly, but importantly, placed headphone jack which allows connection of those reVolutionary new headphones. Lest we forget, an all-new connector so that you can either buy a new adapter at $39.99 to use all of your old obsolete accessories or you can simply opt to buy new accessories (anywhere from $80 to $1500, depending on what you have). BTW, if You need to find Burger King on your iPhone 5, simply search on Apple Mapa by typing un "catedral".

30. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Everything are business (money)for Apple, you barely get free accessories for their handset. Good job Apple! :-(

41. sagemda

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

They still include free accesories :O? i must hurry and buy an idevice till they change their minds...

47. angelrosado

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

That is so true. Haha. This made my day.

7. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

When I had the iPhone 5 it fell and had a small dent and it lagged and froze too much when I had the Samsung vibrant(gs1) I dropped it a bunch of times and there was no dents of any sort I'd take cheap plastic over aluminum any day


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Were You dancing to Tom Jones when You dropped tour iPhone 5; you know, 'it's not unusual...'!

28. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You sound upset broseph. Where you bullied by an Apple employee at some point? None of the things you mentioned is a big deal btw...nice try though :) iPhone5 will still sell and get timely updates. Apple will always be mentioned in any Android article because they set the bar.

29. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

And Samsung will be mentioned in every phone article because they even owe apple

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Best battery life goes to Droid Razr MAXX HD so you're a joke to me.

9. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

Best battery life? Haha no where near my Note2. Note 2 is not lag at all.

12. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

The screen on the note 2 is bigger than the i5 and I've put the i5 on the note 2 for a comparison


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

"best battery life"??? ... everytime iSee an iPhone in public it's plugged (into a socket)!!! "Best apps in the world"??? ..... at an average price of $9.99, they'd better be the best!!!! (even if it just further validates you to believe that)! "NO LAG"??? .... yeah, usually when one is connected to iWiFi at one's local Starbucks (aka concrete pasture for people with baaa-aaaa-haaa-aaaad reception due to misplaced antennae) there usually is "NO LAG" !

27. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Note 2 battery beats the iPhone 5 any day.

35. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Best battery life? Lord you are blind. Same battery since the Iphone 4. If Im not mistaken it uses 1440 mAh while something like the Note 2 has 3100 mAh. Now that I call BEST BATTERY LIFE Gets the update on time yes it does, best apps (you could fin the same apps on Playstore) dont get me wrong its a good phone but its behind in so many ways. Iphone 5 isnt the best out there

37. reten

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 03, 2013

Is there any apps to backup SMS in your precious iPhone, since you said best apps in the world.

43. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You'll be really happy in September when you get some of the features Android had had for years. Not all, mind you, but some.

4. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Maybe they want to add some features that have in newest update for s4 I WANT APP TO SD!!!

5. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Funny, as some troll the other day was implying HTC sucked on updates and the reason was, just look at the One X it got 4.1 with a new Sense, and it also is getting 4.2 with Sense 5 and apparently is undergoing testing right now.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

HTC is one of the worst OEMs when it comes to updating their phones. Why did it take months for them to update the One X and One S to 4.1 JB? You can count on a 4.2.2 update in Q4.

11. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

can you tell the same about htc sensation?? because the gs2 even still got official 4.1.2 from samsung.. the sensation haven't got official jelly bean yet without rooting..

17. Jason2k13

Posts: 1460; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

ummm S3 got 4.1JB long time ago? the fact that HTC ONE hasn't gotten the 4.2 update yet, you'll probably have to wait till December for your 4.2 update on your One X.

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