Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2 Android v4.2 Jelly Bean Update to be Released Soon?

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | November 29, 2012 1:18 PM EST

Rumors emerged that Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 are the two devices of the tech giant that will receive the latest Android Jelly Bean version 4.2 update.

The update is expected to arrive later this month or early next year. The much awaited upgrade will follow the release of the 4.1 version of Jelly Bean is currently rolling out in the tech market.

However, there is no official comment yet from Samsung and none of the Samsung devices are yet decided to be powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The immense popularity of Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 shows that they would certainly be at top priority. Both of these Samsung devices are new in the market and liked by millions of users worldwide.

The 4.2 version of the Android Jelly Bean is the improved upgrade of the OS and is expected to be an incremental update. The latest update will supposedly bring many new features in Android operating system. Some of such known features include improved Google functions, photo sphere, gesture enabled keyboard, Daydream and new settings options.

However, Photo Sphere is the popular feature that will be included in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update. This feature will let a user click a 360 degree Google Street View from the camera.

Currently, only Google Nexus 4 is running the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Google has already pushed Android 4.2 update for Galaxy Nexus as well.

Moreover, just weeks after launch, the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 update for the new Google-LG Nexus 4. The update is being rolled out to fix a selection of bugs with the quad-core handset such as the problems on Bluetooth are fixed through the update.

ITProPortal reported that the new Android 4.2.1 update have been rolled out for both the Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 10. Former Nexus handsets that have already made the jump to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean are also set to receive the patch.

However, the issues such as glitchy lockscreen widgets, flickering auto-brightness and a propensity to reboot without warning were not addressed on the new patch. The battery is also reported to be causing issues, running down faster than expected and then taking ages to recharge.

If you cannot wait for the official update from Samsung, you can download the unofficial update available in SamMobile. 

MUST READ: Samsung Galaxy S3, S2 and Note 2 Androidv4.1.2 Jelly Bean Updates Available for Download 

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