According to a spokeswoman reported to ZDNet, Samsung is planning to update its portfolio of Galaxy devices to Android 4.2. The company is still deciding which devices will get the update and reported that “will announcelaunch plans at the appropriate time.”
Generally, Samsung usually gives two important updates to their flagship phones so we can expect the Galaxy S3, Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy Note 2 to receive the upgrade to Android 4.2, but older devices like the Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note unlikely will do the same and will remain on Android 4.1 (which is expected to arrive in the coming weeks).
Generally manufacturers claim that due to computer hardware, putting a new OS on a device “obsolete” does not provide a good user experience although neither the S2 nor the Note have poor hardware so I must doubt Samsung´s good will to maintain their commitment to the not-so-new users. Added to this, the policy of selling new devices causes them to put aside the former flagships leaving out users who spent a significant amount of money on their products.
Recall that the new version of Android 4.2 was released yesterday in conjunction with the launch of Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, and while it is an incremental update, brings interesting new features like Photo Sphere to take panoramic photos, a new keyboard with Gesture Typing in the style of Swype, Daydream and general performance improvements.
I will look to keep abreast of all developments. Wich Samsung devices do you think will get the update to Jelly Bean 4.2?