Is Android 4.2.2 the end of the line for the Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung GALAXY Note?

Is Android 4.2.2 the end of the line for the Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung GALAXY Note?
How daring do you feel? We ask this because a list has leaked and it is a very important list for those who are totin' Samsung's mobile devices. According to a Samsung insider, this list names those devices from the Korean manufacturer that will be moving on to Android 5.0 (Key Lime Pie). The list also includes those devices who will come to the end of the line with Android 4.2.2. Only 5 devices are moving ahead to Key Lime Pie, although there are a number of different variants of each device. Are you ready? Dim the lights, here we go.

Let's start with those that are moving on to Android 5.0. First, we have the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (GT-I9300, GT-I9305). No surprise here. Also not a surprise is the inclusion of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9500, GT-I9505). Three variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (GT-N5100) are in line to receive Key Lime Pie including the LTE and Wi-Fi model (GT-N5105, GT-N5110). Also on the list is the Samsung GALAXY Note II (GT-N7100) and the Samsung GALAXY Note II LTE (GT-N7105). Lastly, Android 5.0 is supposedly coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi (GT-N8000, GT-N8005, GT-N8010).

Those devices that will be coming to the end of the line with Android 4.2.2 include the Samsung Galaxy S II and Samsung Galaxy S II Plus (GT-I9100, GT-I9105), Samsung Galaxy Grand and Samsung Galaxy Grand DUOS (GT-I9080, GT-I9082), Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (GT-I8160), Samsung Galaxy S III mini,  (GT-I8190), Samsung Galaxy Beam (GT-I8350), Samsung Galaxy Express (GT-I8730), Samsung GALAXY S Advance (GT-I9070), Samsung Galaxy Premier (GT-I9260), Samsung GALAXY Note (GT-N7000), Samsung Galaxy Young and Samsung Galaxy Young DUOS (GT-S6310 and GT-S6312), Samsung Galaxy Fame (GT-S6810) and the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 (GT-S7710).

Keep in mind that this is a leaked pre-list and is not written in stone. Stranger things have happened than seeing the Samsung Galaxy S II get a last second reprieve.

source: AndroidGuys



1. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

That had a VERY long run. Good job Samsung.

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Well that update 4.2.2 should keep me happy, until the Note III comes out.

3. drpain

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

Not bad at all

4. 90ninjas unregistered

I'm fine with my S2 sticking with 4.2.2. Had a good, long run. (:

5. osmaankhaan unregistered

which phone with a custom ui has come this far officially?

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

None. Samsung is killing it right now. The S2 & Note will end up going from 2.3 to 4.0 to 4.1 to 4.2. There have been Nexus devices that haven't seen that many updates. I expect the S3 & Note 2 will see the same number of updates or more. Kudos to Samsung.

6. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

If 4.2.2 is the end of the line it is already pretty damn good! Think about, 2.3 to 4.0 to 4.1 to 4.2 that's 3 major firmware updates, i will have to take my hat off to Samsung because that is what i call support. Good job Samsung. From a supposedly HTC fanboy according to some trolls.

8. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

haters gon hate

7. procopiojose

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

galaxy s2.. the first android to slap apple in the face..

9. zippolite28

Posts: 107; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

Apple had given 1 to 3.3.0 to there first gen mobile it self .. no also have done a good job for s2 and note

10. Ale749

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

Shame that the S3 mini won't get Key Lime Pie

27. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

as i think KLP may need better hardware ... (cpu+gpu+ram)

11. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

And yet the Xperia S is still stuck at 4.0.4 while the 4.1 upgrade is nowhere to be seen. Gotta admit, Sammy is the best when it comes down to updates.

23. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

XP/XS no one knows ... yes no one even at Sony knows when it will be dished out.

42. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

6 more days to go. Lets see what magic they turn up with.


Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

The North American version of the OG Note still is on 4.0.4 wich it should have shipped with when it was released there is no sign of it getting updated to JB any time soon so Samsung really dropped the ball on that one.

28. rojiblanko

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

this is why I sold my a&t Galaxy Note, just got tired of waiting for JB.....bought my Nexus 4 straight from Google so no more waiting for updates!

30. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Sorry to bust your bubble @ACCTDADDY, but if your Note haven't received updates... It's not Samsung's fault, it's your carrier that's holding things up! That's the only fear i have about leaving Europe is the "carrier" delays on updates.

13. aaron12345

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Well considering that most people buy their phones on 24 month plans, most people would have bought the galaxy s2, 2 years ago and now most of them would probably be jumping to the galaxy s4. I dont really see much point in continuing to update the phones because the galaxy s2 will have less users in the coming months

15. Aeires unregistered

They still sell the S2 because it was so good of a phone. For someone that has a kid needing a phone or doesn't have a lot of money for a new one, the S2 is a great phone to fill those needs.

18. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

FYI I own a Galaxy S2 and I'm 15 months into my 24 month contract and appreciate every update I get.

14. RohanM

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

16. coasterfanryan

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 05, 2008

What about the Galaxy Nexus?

24. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

it is a nexus it will go to 5.0

45. coasterfanryan

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 05, 2008


17. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Proud to own a Galaxy S2 and see it stand from a humble 2.3 to 4.2. That's what I call software support.

19. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I cannot wait to get all the features on the Galaxy S4 on my galaxy note 2. The galaxy note 3 will be the best phone this year.

20. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012


21. uchihakurtz

Posts: 427; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I was actually expecting my Ace 2 to end on 4.1.2, if they really do a 4.2.2 update, hands down, Samsung is the best on updates. Not many OEM are willing to go 4.2 on their mid-low range devices.

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