Galaxy Note 2

Australian mobile operator Telstra has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 2 will not get the Android 4.2.2 update, and that instead it will move directly to a “newer version.”

A few days ago, a report revealed that certain Samsung devices, including the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3, may skip Android 4.2.2 entirely in favor of Android 4.3, which is most likely the “newer version” Telstra is referring to.

Here’s what Telstra posted on its update support pages:

[quote qtext=”Samsung have elected globally to skip the 4.2.2 update for this device and will instead go to a newer version of Android. No schedule has been provided for this update.” qperson=”” qsource=”” qposition=”center”]

While Samsung has not mentioned anything about such updates, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Android device maker decide to go directly to Android 4.3 on certain devices.

Considering the increasing amount of Android 4.3 leaks – versions of the OS are available for the Galaxy S4 and Nexus 4 – it sure makes sense to expect Google to unveil Android 4.3 next week during its special media event.

In fact, earlier today we’ve seen yet another purported Nexus 7 specs screenshot that had Android 4.3 listed as the OS for the upcoming Android tablet.

  • i really really do hope it come quickly..

    • najiy91

      telstra report before,4.2 update for xz is true. so, i take it as a reliable report(“,)

  • John-Phillip Saayman

    I think this will then be the same story for the s3. I just hope it doesn’t take forever. The s3 and Note2 can’t be on 4.3 before the s4, so probably we will have to wait for that update.

    • Amine Elouakil

      I will for sure, Unless the GN3 and then S4 gets 4.3 the S3 and GN2 won’t see it, that’s make sense

  • jjordan

    It sucks because I bought my note 2 from verizon first of all…this phone has seen 1 update since ive had it, almost 8 months now and it was from 4.1 to 4.1.2. This thing needs a software update already but I bet it will be another 6 months at the very least

  • master5hake

    Basically they have decided to skip 4.2 and make us wait another 6 months for 4.3.

  • Salil Sehgal

    Great post . Checked many websites for this post. but your’s is the best & more informative.

  • Brian Dong Min Kim

    If Verizon holds it longer to add bloatware, ima yell at their manager.

  • ripz

    That’s great Samsung! always late! 4.3 update will probably come around January 2014 (The earliest). This is one of the reason why some people are pushing away android because of the slowness in pushing the update to the devices.

    I wonder when will the Galaxy S4 get its update.

    • MatthewP.

      Android 4.3 is already here…