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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by paulw035, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. paulw035

    paulw035 Member
    Thread Starter

    Anyone got any idea on dates for the next software updates? I'm in the UK still on 4.1.2 on the 3 network. Feels like we are getting left behind.
     

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  2. chmodx

    chmodx Android Enthusiast

    My guess is late Sept/October, pure speculation.

    Samsung is going the way of Motorola though. Moto used to be king with Android, then they had a ton of devices, and they all began having problems, and updates failed to be delivered timely. Motorola just became the brand to avoid after the RAZR and Blur interface failures.

    Samsung has left us high and dry since its last update, lots of instability, battery problems, weird issues with phones. And look how many devices they are churning out.

    Obesity happens because people have a problem with digesting and eating too much. Then obesity kills/harms them. Samsung is getting obese and too big to fail is about to kick in like it did with Moto.
     
  3. paulw035

    paulw035 Member
    Thread Starter

    Hope that's not the case.
     
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    Not sure if this was going to apply for all Note 2's, but I remember reading an article somewhere with a rumor that Samsung would be skipping the 4.2.2 update for the Note 2 completely and going directly to 4.3. And the 4.3 update was supposed to come shortly after the Note 3 is announced. Sorry, I can't remember where the article was, but that's what I remember reading.
     
  5. evohicks

    evohicks Android Expert

    This is what I am led to believe also.
     
  6. Rheumatoid

    Rheumatoid Member

    I read the article and it only talked about the LTE devices so not sure it applies to all.
     
  7. rahul1122

    rahul1122 Lurker

    may be this week I guess
     
  8. chmodx

    chmodx Android Enthusiast

    And this came from?
     
  9. chmodx

    chmodx Android Enthusiast

  10. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast

    It isn't looking too promising folks! I suppose that it is time for me to finally ROOT this phone. I have been in love with it since I got it when it launched last year. Normally, I root shortly after I get a phone but with the GN2, it wasn't necessary! It's a great phone as-is. But I won't simply let it get "left behind"... I'll have to start combing the forum for best-of-breed ROM's. It was good while it lasted though!

    http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/08/26/samsung-galaxy-note-2-android-4-3-update-details-pulled
     
  11. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    I hope that's not true, but at the same time, I don't necessarily "need" the update as much as my Photon did. Otherwise, I'm going to have to re-think my phone choices. The Photon was said to be on the ICS upgrade list initially, when I purchased, but as time went on things kept getting delayed and eventually, it was announced by Motorola that they wouldn't be updating the Photon to ICS. That's the reason I jumped on the Samsung bandwagon...this won't necessarily make me jump back off, but it would be very disappointing anyway.

    -EDIT- Nevermind...I just read the article more thoroughly. This is all speculation from a carrier removing the Note 2 from the list of future updates, but it's not Samsung, so that doesn't really say anything. Until Samsung comes out and says definitively, "the Note 2 will stay on 4.1.2," I'll just wait for word from them.
     
  12. netizensmith

    netizensmith Newbie

    I'd wait a while before upgrading to 4.2/4.3 anyway because right now EVERYTHING just works. Most stable smartphone I've ever had by a huge margin. It's perfection really.
     
  13. marlbororman

    marlbororman Member


    apart from rotation stopping from time to time, needing a re boot, i tend to agree
     
  14. tigmd99

    tigmd99 Android Enthusiast

    4.2 and 4.3 are known to create issues. 4.3, for instance, can cause GPS issues in some phones, like GN.

    But, yeah, i am disappointed that Samsung has not done much updating since release. I should know better though from previoius ownership but i was hoping that Samsung had change. It looks like HTC is becoming more like the old days of giving their customers updates in a relatively timely manner.
     
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  15. netizensmith

    netizensmith Newbie

    Ah, not had that one.
     
  16. marlbororman

    marlbororman Member


    Trust me you don't want it lol, its a pita... it def a firmware bug. but only one ive had in a year nearly of ownership, and ive had mine since 2 days from release.. Just had to have it lol
     
  17. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    LOL. Had that on mine, but also had the very disruptive '0' level brightness (ie. no brightness) bug. Some Note 2 firmwares (dependent on region and build) fixed this (by auto correcting the level to '1'), but others not so. Figures I ended up with the firmware that did not fix this bug either. All it took was an app to expose this and you end up with a 'dead' unresponsive phone that requires a reboot.
     
  18. whitecollar

    whitecollar Clericus Geekicus

    A new upgrade would be fun but I have to agree with those who say I don't need one. The phone works great for me.
     
  19. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast

    Well seeing that October has come and practically gone, it looks like that article that I posted 2 months ago had merit. I rooted and haven't looked back. I have had to accept that these companies are in the phone manufacturing business, not the phone upgrading biz. In fact, devs are reporting more and more deterrents to rooting are being loaded from the factories. Proving that they don't want us to upgrade the OS, they want us buying PHONES, ;)
     
  20. NowVoyager

    NowVoyager Android Enthusiast

    I got tired of waiting, since June! Then it was August then October. So, December gets them right in under the wire, LOL. Congrats to those who waited!
     

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