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?