There has been a rumour circulating on the internet in the last day that Samsung, maker of some of the most popular Android devices, could be about to fast track some of it’s most popular devices up to Android 4.3.
Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 were due to get Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 by July, but this hasn’t happened (yet). A source close to Samsung India alleges that the Korean technology giant is also working on a version of Android 4.3, which Google is set to launch in the near future. As such, it could be that some of the main devices, Such as the Galalxy S3, S4 and Note 2 would ‘skip’ a version and be upgraded straight to Android 4.3, leaving the 4.2.2 update to run on some of it’s former top end models, such as the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S2.
I would remind you this is currently just a rumour at this time, and hasn’t been confirmed, or denied, by anyone.
I’m currently run Android 4.2.2 on my Nexus 7. It’s not a massive leap from 4.2, although there are some very nice features I look forward to having on my Galaxy Note 2, such as DashClock and the updated time input panel. We don’t know what 4.3 would have in stock for us yet till it appears on our devices, so it’s hard to say if it’s worth having or not, but if it has some more great usability features like 4.2.2 had, it should be a good update.
There is also a side not to this, that the next batch of new devices, such as the Galaxy Note 3, and current devices such as the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 will also be shipping with Androids new OS. 5.0, widely believed to be named Key Lime Pie. Again, this is an unconfirmed rumour at this time. But considering the Galaxy Note 2 is due to be announced in the next couple of months, we won’t have to wait quite so long to see if this one pans out.
We can but wait and find out.