March 25, 2013
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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?

Bogdan Bele
Bogdan is a tech writer and blogger, passionate about everything mobile in general and Android in particular. When he's not writing about technology or playing with various gadgets (which he's doing most of the time), he enjoys listening to a lot of music and reading.
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