Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 owners have been ignored and will not receive Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update in favour of giving it to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The official Android 4.2.2 update is now being pushed to owners of Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in the United Kingdom.
Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Pushes Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 Away
Samsung is now pushing the official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Wi-Fi after the recent roll-out for the 3G variant in the United Kingdom. According to SamMobile, the 7-inch Android tablet will be receiving firmware build P3110XXDMH1 through Over-the-Air procedure or Samsung Kies PC Suite. However, the official update is being released in phases and may not reach all devices on the same day.
Here are the details of the latest Android 4.2.2 update for Galaxy Tab 2 7.0:
- Target model: GT-P3110
- Territory: United Kingdom
- Firmware Version: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Changelist: 1249439
- Build date: August 3, 2013, Saturday
- Product code: BTU
- PDA: P3110XXDMH1
- CSC: P3110OXADMH1
- MODEM: P3110XXDMH1
- Customisable notifications panel in the status bar
- New widgets
- New Galaxy S4 home launcher
- Improved accessibility
- Daydream screensaver from Android 4.2.2
- Multiple user accounts
- Lock screen widgets
For owners who cannot grab the update yet via OTA or Samsung Kies, you can check out the firmware section at SamMobile (you need to log in) to manually flash on your tablet. You may need to wipe the data of your device to avoid boot up issues and might even remove the root access if the tablet has been rooted.
Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 Next Update
Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 users are still looking after the official Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for their devices, but Samsung intends to push Android 4.3 Jelly Bean instead based on the information from two network carriers in Australia and Germany. The firmware will take some time, as the company is working on its own modifications such as apps and TouchWiz UI but is certain to arrive before 2013 ends.
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