Rumors regarding Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 continue to build up. Currently, the Galaxy Note 2 is running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It was in the news that the Galaxy Note 2 would be directly update to Android 4.3 instead of getting Android 4.2.
The news about skipping out on Android 4.2 was made public by ChristianPost when they came to know through Telstar, a leading cellular network service provider in Australia that the Note 2 would very soon get an official Android 4.3 update. However, a precise timing for the update was not revealed. The news that was revealed by Telstar was not backed up by Samsung.
Telstar had announced the news in July which was the month when Android 4.3 update was released. Since July, Galaxy Note 2 users are expecting the Android 4.3 to arrive on their phone. Few days ago, Telstar again updated the list of devices that are going to receive the Android 4.3 update. However, this time around the Galaxy Note 2 can no longer be found in the list.
There is no information on as to why Telstar considered removing the Galaxy Note 2 from the list. Even though the Note 2 is still a powerful phablet, it is still running Android 4.1. The new list of devices from Telstar to receive Android 4.3 which does not list Galaxy Note 2 may be because they do not have the most recent information from official sources.
Another interesting thing we came to know is that Telstar does not have the Galaxy S3 on the list too. Even Galaxy S3 was supposed to skip out Android 4.2 to embrace the Android 4.3 update.
Tech experts have already started speculating on the issue. Some have even gone on to say that Samsung will not be releasing the Android 4.3 update for these devices. There are some others who feel that the update would be arrive for sure but not so soon. They feel that it would around November when both Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 will receive Android 4.3 updates.
Even if the Android 4.3 update is made available for these devices, it all boils down to the respective carriers of these providers as to when the update will be made available to their customers. If the update arrives in November, carriers may release the update in the coming New Year.
The Galaxy S3 received the Android 4.1 pretty late in September 2012 and very soon Android 4.2 was released but the Galaxy S3 has remained on Android 4.1. The Galaxy Note 2 came out with Android 4.1 and even this phablet failed to get the Android 4.2 update and has been stuck on Android 4.1.
The Android 4.3 may not be a major update but it does bring performance enhancements for Android devices. If both the devices get the Android 4.3 updates, users of these devices will be able to enjoy some features of Galaxy S4.