Even though Android 4.2 doesn’t actually go live until 13th November, there is already a great deal of excitement going around over which handsets will be updated first.
Samsung Galaxy S3 & Note 2 may get Android 4.2 Jelly Bean quickly
At the moment the only device that is definite to get the update will be the LG Nexus 4, when it comes out with the software on the 13th, alongside the Nexus 10 tablet. This will also have the latest OS.
For owners of devices already on the market it will be a matter of waiting again. There was a great deal of buzz about Android 4.1 and now Android 4.2 will be talking point for Android device owners. Owners of the Nexus 7 may have to wait longer to get their hands on the update. Now there is some news if you own the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 or the Samsung Galaxy S3.
SamMobile have said that their sources tell them Samsung have committed themselves to getting the update to Android 4.2 to owners of the Samsung Note 2 and Samsung Galaxy S3 out in 2013. At the moment Samsung have not confirmed this, however it would be logical that the two devices would be among the first to get the update.
Product-Reviews points out that more than likely Android 4.2 would make an appearance on the devices between January and April, meaning that owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 could see Android 4.2 as soon as one month after Jelly Bean 4.1 hits their handsets (US devices are expected to get the bump by December). Of course you have to take into account the fact that it took manufacturers a long time to push out the update to Android 4.1.1, and there are some people still waiting to get their hands on the update.
If Samsung do keep to product release dates then it is possible that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 may be the first to get the update, followed by the Galaxy S3 in 2013. However whether the S2 will get the update remains to be seen as it could be an outsider for Android 4.2 suggests PR.
So are you hanging on patiently waiting for the update to the latest OS or considering the fact that it isn’t a major update, are you happy with Android 4.1?