Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2 Named First Smartphones to get Androidv4.2 Jelly Bean Update

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By Kristin Dian Mariano | December 17, 2012 2:20 PM EST

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 are some of the smartphones that will get the much awaited 4.2 version of the Jelly Bean update.

Samsung is committed in making their consumers happy by constantly bringing the latest Jelly Bean update. Currently, users of the aforementioned smartphones are enjoying the 4.1.2 version of the operating system.

Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 are the most popular handsets of the South Korean mobile manufacturer. The former is named the best-selling smartphone of the company while the latter already sold five million units.

However, Samsung has not yet released a concrete date of the rollout.

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.

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. Google has already pushed Android 4.2 update for Galaxy Nexus as well.

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.

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.

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