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Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OTA Update will be the last one released for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 approaches its one year anniversary and it seems like Samsung are planning to release an update to Android 4.1.2 first and then they want to release the final OTA Update that will take the tablet to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. That should be the last official update that Samsung will launch and from then on you will have to rely on the Android development community to release custom ROMs based on the Android 5.0 and later releases.

The news emerged first time at SamMobile and it seems like Samsung has managed to solve all problems that were strongly liked with Android 4.2.2 and Exynos CPU. However, after the final update to Jelly Bean 4.2.2 firmware will be released you will see Samsung ditching their former flagship tablet. All these updates, the Android 4.2.1 and Android 4.2.2, should be available until September 2013 comes. Also, besides this info, there is a rumor that says that all Samsung devices that are using a dual-core CPU should get the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 build number.

There are other Galaxy Tab devices which are tested on Jelly Bean ROMs and we should get more details about this in April along with some official release dates. The Jelly Bean OS is currently tested on the Galaxy tab 10.1 GT 7500, Galaxy Tab GT 7300, Galaxy Tab 7.7 P6800 and the Galaxy tab Plus P6200. All these are tablets released two years ago and older,as  these are old first-generation tablets.

All these are exciting news but all these are subject to change until Samsung decides to officially announce the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OTA Update release dates for all of their tablet devices. We hope that Samsung decides soon and maybe we will get the official update this summer and not wait until September to come in order to enjoy the functions of the latest Jelly Bean firmware.

Do you own a Galaxy Tab 2 device? Are you excited about these news or do you plan to stick on your current Android OS and not upgrade to the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean?

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  • richard

    I have 2 Samsung Nexus phones and an original Tab. I am very reluctant to purchase another Samsung device because of their inability/unwillingness to roll out updates in a timely manner. I am tempted by the Nexus 10 but I do not know who will be doing the updates Samsung or Google so I will wait.

    • ChefWRX

      I own a Nexus 10, and it got the 4.2.2 update ages ago…

    • Eric Lorenz

      Just got the 4.2.2 update for my Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) yesterday. Runs great, and cool new features.

  • Adiel, South Africa

    Great news for me! I have a GT-P6200, and software updates for them are rare. I don’t mind waiting for Jelly Bean some more, for I saw the difference it made on the SII

  • Dave H

    If this resolves a MAJOR issue in my life of my Tab 2 chewing data when on 3G I’ll do it. In SA (unlike USA or S. Korea (Samsung) mobile bandwidth in South Africa is neither cheap nor particularly fast. “Samsung Apps” running in the background (and cannot be Stopped) uses MASSES of bandwidth.

    Stopping running programmes that also quietly munch away at bandwidth in the background, is also a bit of a pain to say the least. (I know you can download priogrammes that will supposedly do this automatically, but whether paid for or free the originators want to know and control everything on your tablet. It seems that privacy of any form is a rapidly dying right. I, personally, am not a subscriber to the “rights” of suppliers that have no regard for mine and am becoming increasingly disillusioned with this device. I also know that Apple are no different, if not worse.)

    I look forward to reviewing Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and seeing if it will help resolve some of my concerns.

  • Shaun O’Reilly

    Bring it on!

  • jim jackson

    Hopefully this will have the ir blaster & peel software in it.

  • rober34

    hahah ! Samsung was announcing “ICS will be available starting next month” for like 2 years until finally released a bloated version of ICS, so I don’t buy this… If you want Jelly Bean (today) install CyanoGen v10. Besides, you get the real android experience… Samsung’s ICS has more colors in any of the notification tray icons than the whole Stock Android all across the OS and its utilities. What a party.

  • Vaynard Vandal

    sir these can be applied in galaxy tab p6200?? bcuz p6200 is better than p3100 right?

    i hope there is official cyanogen in p6200

  • Vaynard Vandal

    looking for cyanogenmod for p6200 hope there is..

    please reply when there is update for galaxy p6200 thanks..

    i love android ever