Galaxy Tab 2 software update will go up to Android 4.2.2, Samsung also testing update for first Galaxy Tab

by: Bogdan BeleMarch 25, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

The Galaxy Tab 2 software update process will continue with Android 4.1.2 and will end completely at Android 4.2.2, a Samsung insider says.

The insider has confirmed for Sam Mobile that all Samsung dual-core smartphones and tablets will be updated until Android 4.2.2 and that the update process will end there. He also said that, as far as tablets are concerned, the plan is to update all of them to Android 4.1.2 or even directly to 4.2.2 until the second or third quarter of 2013. If you remember, both tablets got their first Jelly Bean taste in January.

There is even more good news, as it appears there is hope for first-generation Galaxy Tab users, too. A Jelly Bean ROM is tested for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (GT-7500) and Galaxy Tab 8.9 (GT-7300) – provided the CPU can handle it. Also, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 (GT-P6800) and Galaxy Tab Plus (GT-P6200) are being tested with Android 4.1.2.

It’s all great news for Galaxy Tab users, as they have a chance of getting new features, thus extending their tablets’ life (especially since the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is ranking pretty well in terms of repairability). However, we’re still waiting for Samsung to officially confirm these Android update plans before getting too excited.

Are you happy with your tablet manufacturer’s update policy?

  • jeremy

    Provided the CPU can handle it. Yeah I’m sure a galaxy tab 10.1 with a dual core cortex A9 won’t be able to handle jellybean…. C’mon Samsung just shut up and update!

  • BlueAce127

    “…all Samsung dual-core smartphones and tablets will be updated until Android 4.2.2 and that the update process will end there…”

    I guess the Galaxy Nexus won’t get Android 5.0 after all… Sad.

    • Andassaran

      The Galaxy Nexus isn’t supported by Samsung, but rather by Google itself. It’s not up to Samsung on that one.

      • BlueAce127

        I’m surprised to see your reply after 4 months.
        Anyway, do note that internationally-sold Galaxy Nexus phones are different models from the Play Store-sold Galaxy Nexus (‘takju’/’yakju’). Those non-Play Store-sold Galaxy Nexus phones (‘yakjuux’/’yakjuxw’/etc.) get updates which are handled by Samsung themselves. I’m glad to see Android 4.3 come to the Galaxy Nexus, though.

  • Lamesony

    Did u hear that, Sony? Particularly to 1st generation Tablet S.

  • KevinP

    I’ll be glad is the update lets me copy & paste without crashing on my GT-P7510.

  • Jaymark

    What a good news … Hope they can update the Samsung Galaxy tab 8.9 … SAMSUNG ROCKS :-)

  • Just Me

    Good to hear that G1 tablets may get the update. The lack of updates is why I moved away from Samsung and bought another brand.

  • James Muhammad

    Good Deal. Updates Can Sometime Get On Your Nerves. :-)

  • Kevin Chapple

    Tab 2 7. P3113. UK. As at 270713 my unit is still running 4.1.1, and there is no sign of 4.1.2, 4.2, nor 4.30. Have spoken with Samsung and they are unable to give any information.

    Is the report posted here a FACT for GLOBAL issuing of this JB update, or simply a “possibility”?