Posted by Abhijeet M. 12 months ago

Could the Galaxy S2 still get Android 4.2?


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By now, it’s become pretty clear that chances of the Galaxy S2 (and Galaxy Note) getting updated to Android 4.2 are slim to none. Our insiders said the device has reached end of support, and later Australian carrier Telstra confirmed that the update won’t be coming, at least on the 4G variant of the device. However, it’s possible there still might be a slight chance the update will arrive at some point.

In response to a question about whether the Galaxy S2 will get Android 4.2 (or 4.3), Samsung Mobile’s Facebook account answered rather vaguely on the matter, while neither denying nor confirming that the update is planned for the company’s 2011 flagship. Most likely, this was just a clever attempt to not accept the fact that update support has ended, so don’t read too much into this, as the S2 is long past the two years of support that Samsung provides to every flagship.

But still, nothing wrong in hoping, right?

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26 comments on “Could the Galaxy S2 still get Android 4.2?

  1. dayhauck 12 months ago said:

    This is so pathetic

    30 million users at least for the s2 and another 10/11 million users of the Note one and sumsung is “Considering upgrade samsung devices”?

    Its so funny because if it was not for these 2 devices the name samsung would not have been ranked at No1 worldwide in the mobile industry bombing the market every couple of months with a new versions of mobiles spending tons of marketing and simply in the end no support, they had to just stick with their refrigerators and tv units in that south korea or where they came from.

    They made so much money which at the end of the day that is what they care for just to get Consumers money and WTF with the costumer no need for support or anything more just give us your damn money.

    Samsung is making and done lots of mistakes but the quciker they rise the faster they will fall and i will just be one of those who would love to laugh at that fall big time.

    Anyways i used to be an owner of s2 and now i still have my Note 1 but no more. I’m simply getting a Nexus and maybe some other brand i say man there are lots of brands that they put samsung in their pocket from the size, spesifications,handling,looks and better price but with more SUPPORT.

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    • Abhijeet M. 12 months ago said:

      As I’ve said countless other times in replies to other comments, no other company has “more SUPPORT” than Samsung. None of them go beyond two major updates for their flagships, and companies like HTC have even stopped after one update, in case of the Sensation. Nexus devices are the only way to go for longer support, but even then there’s no guarantee you’ll get more than two, as happened with the Nexus S. You’re right about other things though, like price, where Samsung is going the Apple way these days. Sony prices their devices quite well actually, perhaps the only company that does that.

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      • syedej123 12 months ago said:

        Abhijith, from all your previous posts and now with your above comment,
        I feel you are not supporting samsung ..
        Sammobil is actually a complete samsung support site.
        I am feeling bit sad abhijith.
        What happened to you ? You dont like samsung anymore ?
        Do u consider sony or other brands?
        I am regular reader of you .
        I am waiting for your reply.Thanks.

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        • Abhijeet M. 12 months ago said:

          I’m not stopping to support them, but to blindly support them even when they’re wrong isn’t the right thing to do. Their pricing has gone through the roof, their tactics are causing issues (region locking), etc., so they’ll get called out over it. If we don’t talk about what they’re doing wrong, then how exactly is Samsung supposed to know and try to rectify things?

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          • syedej123 12 months ago said:

            You are right abhijith ..
            Region lock and for pricing its okey.
            Sorry I just felt other way.. sorry ..
            Thanks for the reply.

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      • syedej123 12 months ago said:

        Do you know price difference between for example Z1 and note 3 is not big .
        And do you know why sony pricing bit low ?
        Because they want to be smartphone track ..after they get into, they will price
        Alot bigger than you imagine.

        Samsung is good abhijith..
        Dont leave your support from samsung !

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    • demlasjr 12 months ago said:

      Come on dude, you should way too ridiculous to blame Samsung for not updating a 3 years old phone. What do you expect? 10 years of upgrades and no more smartphone released? This will means a bankruptcy for Samsung Mobile division. Also, completing Abhijeet comment, tell me other brand who updates their devices so much and gives tablets and Visa cards as gifts when you buy a fridge?

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    • marshallrebel 12 months ago said:

      don’t worry we will get it sooner or later…dont u remember our jelly bean update it took a very long time reaching us after releasing but it came to us finally … i just hope even its late we get that kitkat to taste :)

      i almost waited 1 year for this jelly bean update and its finally came out …

      i feel we just need to keep some hope and faith.

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  2. jatin8189 12 months ago said:

    Great news s2 users n note1 still hopes 4.2.2

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  3. deodexed 12 months ago said:

    Please SamMobile guys, ask our beloved insiders… please provide us a leak firmware.. we would be happy with that!
    Seriously we would be!!!

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  4. killerbn 12 months ago said:

    Samsung, there is no reason or reasons that could not update the s2 to 4.2.2.
    If achieved cyanogenmod 4.2.2 stable firmware. How is it possible that you have the drivers, the code, everything, everything can not update it???

    What of touchwiz is a nonsense excuse.

    Sorry for my English.

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    • jjcommonsense 12 months ago said:

      Samsung is in the business to sell phones and make money… Essentially everyone (EVERY PHONE COMPANY) wants you to buy a new phone when it comes out… so why would they pay costs and put forth the effort to make their oldest phone work just like their newest ones….. then there would be less motivation to get the new one…. But given the level of support that they’ve given the GS2, even the thought that there might even be a possibility of a software update is huge… but hell the GS2 still has a version of JellyBean, if you’re still rocking a GS2 it’s time for an upgrade anyway.

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  5. Steef 12 months ago said:

    Would be very nice to see them release 4.2 for the S2 (and Note).
    That would mean they supported that device for about 2 years (since Android 4.2.2 got released begin February 2013 and the S2 begin February 2011).
    But if they don’t that would be the minimum Android flagships should be supported in my opinion (18 months, 4.1.2 got released begin October 2012).

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  6. thunderboat 12 months ago said:

    Samsung has ethical responsibility to look after its customers after customers supported Samsung for so long to bring to her success. With great power comes great responsibility. If they do that it will sure reverse the PR damage caused by the region lock on the Galaxy phones released lately.

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  7. Paps Duke 12 months ago said:

    Abhijeet M. could your ‘insider’ check what the delay is with jelly bean on galaxy ace plus ?…..wait on a stranded island along with mini2 and s duos,when the update arrives (7/02/2029 B.C) we might already be dead on the island…Concern fan.

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    • JiGNeSH_DroiD 12 months ago said:

      Don’t hope JB update for ace plus mate…!
      Its been complete one year now,but not a single news for official update :(
      hopes of jellybean update is no more for ace plus users as well as mini2.

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  8. gasterakos 12 months ago said:

    That’s excuses. Galaxy S2 Plus has exactly the same hardware with Galaxy S2. 1.2GHz dual core and 1GB of RAM. So that already S2 plus has the 4.2.2 it means S2 GT-I9100 can take it also. If they dont make it its for sure i think about marketing that they want make some people buy the “new” Galaxy S2 Plus but many customers ll be dissapointed.So better for Samsung to give this update to international S2 cause its still from the best devices.And the device that made Samsung more Famous in smartphones

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    • Abhijeet M. 12 months ago said:

      Like I’ve said in other comments, it’s because the S2 Plus came out in 2013, and 4.2 was one major update it got, as is normal for most Samsung devices these days. The S2 is two years old, got two major updates, and even though it was their most successful device, there’s no point in expecting another update. Comparing the S2 Plus and S2 isn’t right, since there’s a difference of two years between the two.

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  9. knycko 12 months ago said:

    It’s fine with me, as long as there are lots of custom roms for s2… it’s fine really, thanks to all the developers of those custom roms anyway…

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  10. saranghaeyeo 12 months ago said:

    Perhaps Samsung is holding out for Android 4.4 (KitKat). Since Google claims that the next gen Android is more code efficient and can run on older devices that only have 500MB RAM and less processing power. There might still be hope that the Galaxy S2 and Note will be getting a leap to Android 4.4 and bypassing Android 4.2 and 4.3 which requires more processing power.

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    • Mohab45 12 months ago said:

      Actually, i dont think that the galaxy s2 will be getting 4.4, since it is more capable of getting 4.2 or 4.3, with a prove of the weaker s2 plus recieving 4.2, but samsung refused update the orginal s2, as the company doesnt want to support a more than a 2 years old flagship device.

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  11. lognath 12 months ago said:

    Is there any possible future official update for samsung galaxy note n7000(android 4.2.2 or 4.4) because everyone is saying that android 4.1.2 is the last and final update for note n7000 and galaxy s2 i9100

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  12. jp acabo 12 months ago said:

    still hoping:)

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  13. cagrazales 12 months ago said:

    How can a OS like kitkat 4.4.x designed for cpu optimization use and ram that support as low devices as 512MB can´t be rolled to S2. How can I download a custom rom like CyanogenMod and run smooth on a S2 but Samsung say no more updates. It shouldn´t be cause device capabilities or Touchwiz limitations. I rather use a stock rom if available for kitkat.

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  14. cagrazales 12 months ago said:

    9 months ago? 26-jul-14

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  15. TimothyClarisse 12 months ago said:

    Please Do it S2 Android 4.2.2 last Update i want it Please Samsung :’( :’(

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