Samsung have elected globally to skip the 4.2.2 update for this device and will instead go to a newer version of Android. No schedule has been provided for this update.However we cannot say that this is a 100% confirmation that the Note 2 will go directly to Android 4.3 globally, as Samsung hasn't made any official statement yet. We have seen leaked versions of the 4.2.2 for the S3 so we might not be surprised to see it actually roll out for the two devices. However going directly to 4.3 doesn't seem so wrong knowing that there aren't so many changes between the two versions and to wait all over again to release the update for all countries and carriers could just take too long. Next week Google is hosting 'Breakfast with Sundar Pichai' Android's chief, and we are expecting to see a new Nexus tablet with Android 4.3.
A closer look at the handset update page of Australian Telecom Operator Telstra reveals that Galaxy Note will not get Android 4.2.2 after all, instead going directly to a newer version of Android. We recently covered a story saying exactly this, Android 4.2.2 will skip Galaxy S3 and Note 3 which will be directly updated to Android 4.3. Today Telstra confirmed this for us. They are listing the update as withdrawn and also say that:
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool