When it comes to Samsung, Sam Mobile is the best source for authentic news or information update on products related. Sam Mobile reports that Samsung mobile division had plans to come out with the update for their Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 devices. The update which was to push out the OS of these devices to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean is yet in testing stages. The update from Sam Mobile mentions the period of third quarter of this year which is July to September, when the update can be expected.
The update, the site mentions, is only for the non US region. Users in the US using the Verizon Wireless, Sprint, AT&T or T-Mobile services would need to wait much longer for their update. The Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S3 sets from Verizon reported bugs in its working. Samsung would therefore be very careful when they come out with a next update on any of their devices.
As of now, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 runs the Android Jelly Bean while the Galaxy S3 variant on the other hand runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich in some regions and in others the OS is the older version of Jelly Bean 4.1. There is talk about Samsung having plans to make their TouchWiz application compatible for the Galaxy S3 and Note 2 models also. As of now the TouchWiz application is found on the Samsung Galaxy S4 models which is the flagship model from Samsung.
.Wall Street journal has posted news about Samsung Galaxy S4 not doing well in the market, quoting the “less stellar” look of the gadget to be the reason. This holds true for other gadgets from Samsung too, mentions the report. The Galaxy S3 model is cheaper by price than the Galaxy S4, however the looks of both gadgets is quite similar. Samsung faces the threat of not being able to meet sales targets of the Galaxy S4 as customers would think twice before spending more for a gadget that looks similar to something that is already available at a lower price.