Rumors have been flying around the net for the past few days that Samsung is going to skip updating the Note II to 4.2.2 for [presumably] Android 4.3. Up until now there hasn't been much that backed this rumor, but Australia's Telstra network has all but confirmed this to be the case on its device update page.


If you read the above highlighted note in full, you'll see that "Samsung have [sic] elected globally to skip the 4.2.2 update or this device and will instead go to a newer version of Android" (emphasis ours). This would seemingly indicate that no versions of the Note II will receive a bump in Android version until we see 4.3, which should be announced next week at Google's press event. We've reached out to Samsung for comment, but haven't yet gotten a response.

Unfortunately, we've no idea how long it will take Sammy to push the update out after 4.3 is official, but given its track record over the last couple of years, it likely won't take long.

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