Might the Samsung Galaxy S III and Note II pass Android 4.2.2 by and jump right to 4.3?
posted by Maxwell R. / Jul 16, 2013, 12:55 AM
Tips from Samsung R&D in India are indicating that Android 4.3 update preparations for the Galaxy S III, Note II and particularly the Galaxy S4 are making the 4.2.2 update redundant. Since the Google Play S4 will be the first to get Android 4.3, it stands to reason that concentrating efforts to do the same for the rest of the line would be worthwhile.
Is there a trade off? Perhaps. It might mean that Galaxy S III and Note II users will have to wait longer for any update at all. However, the update should be somewhat at the same time as when the Galaxy S4 gets the nod to receive the Android 4.3 as well. Of course, test builds of 4.2.2 for the Galaxy S III have already leaked, but we have also seen reports that the 4.2.2 update has been delayed due to TouchWhiz.
Assuming that this new TouchWhiz will also be in place with Android 4.3, there is even another bit of innuendo to add to the mix about having these devices leap-frog to 4.3. It is expected that the Galaxy S III, Note II and obviously both versions of the S4 will get Android 5.0. While that whole conversation is all speculation right now, it stands to reason to develop the update from a common denominator, that is 4.3, across the board for Samsung's most popular devices.
What do you make of the idea and the rumor? Any SGS3, and Note II users that would be okay with the wait and just jump to Android 4.3 so that everything is closer to the next generational update to Android 5.0 presumably later in 2014?
- 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)
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That would be nice, but we can only hope... And wait
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 12:57 AM 5
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I think I'll just stick with my 4.2.2 CyanogenMod build for my S3.
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 2:01 AM 3
Running 4.2.2 courtesy of LiquidSmooth on my i9300 since mid June, now. :)
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 2:06 AM 2
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posted on Jul 16, 2013, 8:26 AM 1
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posted on Jul 16, 2013, 2:34 AM 1
That would be strange when there were leaks for the 4.2.2 ROM for S3, don't know about Note 2, and whenever there's smoke there's...... It was the same for the S2, leaks, videos etc, and the inevitable 4.1.2 update came, it'll be the same here, no surprises just natural progression to what we already know
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 2:53 AM 0
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Samsung has a really annoying policy, however, I do like my Note II. I'm sticking with it and looking forward to 4.3 and 5.0 updates, but I'm slowly starting to consider other smartphone options as I don't like the snail updates. It might be to Samsung's interest to pay attention to flagships and have older models come in second to updates, but it's not in my best interest.
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 2:56 AM 0
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You may as well leave Android unless you get a Nexus. Samsung are the fastest OEM at updating and they are the only OEM to have a 2011 device on JellyBean, the GS2. If their policy doesn't work for you you will go mad at every other OEM, unless you get a Nexus.
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 4:57 AM 2
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And for your pedantic moment of the day...it's "TouchWiz". (Sorry..couldn't resist; I'm an editor.)
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 9:41 AM 0
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Right now I'm on a kick where I'm just using stock 4.2.2 Liquid Smooth, so I'm not all that concerned one way or another. Hopefully they put out 4.3 soon though cause I'd like to see if it has anything other than camera changes.
posted on Jul 16, 2013, 7:49 PM 0
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The only thing that I am actually missing in my T-Mobile GS3 is group messaging.. 3rd Party apps are there but can't seem to figure them out.. With 4.2.2 update, group messaging will be included.. So I'd rather not wait for samsung to pass 4.3 and delay what seems to be already late on the 4.2.2 update.. Just my thought!
posted on Jul 17, 2013, 11:35 AM 0
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