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Samsung delays Android 4.2 update for the Galaxy S3, Note 2

Touchwiz reportedly is the cause
Wed Jun 12 2013, 15:36
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone with S Pen

KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung reportedly has delayed the rollout of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, which means it will no longer be arriving this month.

These reports come via Sammobile, which briefly tweeted, "Samsung delayed 4.2.2 for Note II and S III. Reason for new TW for S III and Note II."

While that tweet makes little sense, the Samsung news website goes on to explain that Samsung is looking to bring the Touchwiz user interface found on the Galaxy S4 to these older handsets, citing that as the reason for the delay.

However, there's no word on when Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean will be rolled out for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, and Samsung told us that "it does not comment on rumour or speculation". It's worth noting that the June release date also came via the online rumour mill, and Samsung has yet to announced a rollout date.

It's also still unclear which new features will be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 once the update is eventually rolled out. However, with Sammobile claiming that Samsung is looking to bring the latest version of Touchwiz to these two ageing handsets, it's likely that new software features such as Smart Scroll and Smart Pause will appear in the update.

Speculation also suggests that Samsung will bring updated camera features, including Dual Shot mode, to the two older handsets, as well as some of its latest apps such as S Translator.

We'll update this article when we hear more. µ


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