For all those Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 owners still waiting on the notification to popup asking them to update their phone to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, wait no more. A new rumor is suggesting that Samsung is working on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, which both devices will updated directly to, instead of Android 4.2.2.
Android 4.3 is not yet released but Google is expected to push it out very soon. So, it makes sense if any flagship devices such as Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2 skip Android 4.2.2 and gets updated to the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
According to Temefy, some inside sources claim that the company is already working on the Android 4.3 update. In addition to the Galaxy S3 and Note 2, the Octa core version that is available in India may see the jump to Android 4.3.
An insider from Samsung R&D, India, has just tipped us with the reason for the possible delay. According to the insider, Samsung R&D India is currently working on a Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update, as well as the Jelly Bean 4.3 update for the Galaxy S3, Note 2 and the Octa-core version of Galaxy S4 which currently sells in India.
The report also specifies the date of availability of the update for both devices. It is expected that the update will be pushed to Galaxy S3 and Note 2 will hit the devices in November 2013, rather than July.
The most interesting thing that the report points out is the availability of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. It has been revealed that Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 2 will be upgraded to Key Lime 5.0, however, it won’t happen all at the same time. The report also failed to mention the exact time frame when one can expect Android 5.0 update.
The word of caution: I suggest you take this as a rumor and not an official news as Google has not even pushed the update to Nexus devices or even the Google Edition handsets. So, let’s just wait for an official word from the company and see what they have to stay. Stay tuned and we will update you once we have more information about this.