Samsung has reportedly postponed the rollout of the latest Android update for its last flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, and its best-selling ‘phablet’, the Galaxy Note 2.
News of the delay comes from SamMobile, which tweeted this week: "Samsung delayed 4.2.2 for Note II and S III. Reason for new TW for S III and Note II." No ETA was offered as to when the updates might be finally released.
Android 4.2.2 was widely rumoured to land on the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2 this month. However, an official announcement was never made, leading us to believe this is not technically a postponement.
It does make sense, though, that if Samsung had indeed planned to bring the new OS to these handsets, it’s likely to have been pushed back because of the latest ‘Nature UX 2.0’ version of its TouchWiz user interface which debuted with the Galaxy S4 and brings a whole host of new tweaks and features.
Among these are the Smart Scroll, which allows users to scroll content on the phone looking up and down the screen, and Smart Pause, which automatically pauses videos when you look away.
Samsung is likely working on bringing these features and more to the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, which would doubtless go a long way in breathing fresh life into the handsets.
For now, we recommend that you sit tight and wait for an announcement. As soon as we have more information, we’ll be sure to bring it to you.