Galaxy Note 8.0 to get Android 4.2.2; Galaxy S3 and Note 2 will go straight to Android 4.3

Samsung is starting to roll out the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE version in the UK even as rumours are rife that Galaxy Note 2 and

Samsung is starting to roll out the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE version in the UK, even as rumours are rife that Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 will skip the 4.2 step and jump straight on to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean bandwagon.

The update for Galaxy Note 8.0 follows Android 4.2 updates to the Galaxy Tab 2.8.0 and then the S2 Plus. The update seems to be rolling out in phases according to SamMobile, and is only available to owners within the UK currently. The update will be rolling out OTA or you can choose to update your Galaxy Note 8.0 through Samsung KIES.

Galaxy Note 8.0 to get Android 4.2.2; Galaxy S3 and Note 2 will go straight to Android 4.3

Android 4.2.2 rolling out

 

Of course, you’ll need to ensure that your phablet’s battery is fully charged as you attempt to update the OS. Version 4.2.2 updates to other variants of the Samsung Galaxy 8.0 and in other countries should be coming soon, now that Samsung has set the ball rolling.

Meanwhile, it’s rumoured that Samsung might plain skip the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update in favour of Google’s latest iteration – Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It may seem like a confusing move to many, but it makes sense for Samsung to push its flagship devices to the latest version of Android, without making a fuss about Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Samsung is, in the meanwhile, pushing its lesser-used handsets to Android 4.2, including Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus and some iterations of Samsung Galaxy Tab. The handset manufacturer clearly considers Android 4.2 to be a tiny stepping stone between versions 4.1 and 4.3. It will, in all probability, be helping its flagship devices like Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 take that leap to be up-to-date.

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