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Samsung Galaxy S3 update reportedly delayed, Android 4.2.2 forced to wait

The Samsung Galaxy S3 update set to bring Android 4.2 goodies to the S4’s predecessor is facing delays, latest reports have suggested.

An issue that is also reportedly set to befall Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners, the claimed Android 4.2 update delays have yet to be officially confirmed, instead coming courtesy of repeated, and usually reliable, Samsung tipster, SamMobile.

Making the announcement via Twitter, the reports stated simply: “Samsung delayed 4.2.2 for Note 2 and S3.” They added that a remodelling of Samsung’s familiar TouchWiz UI is to blame for the potential postponement but offered no timeframe for an eventual arrival.

The Android 4.2.2 Samsung Galaxy S3 update had been previously pegged for a June rollout by insider sources. With the South Korean manufacturer remaining quiet on the matter, we have contacted Samsung for official word and will update you with any developments.

Although seemingly set to affect Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 users, the Android 4.2.2 update is of no concern to those who have already made the jump to the Samsung Galaxy S4. Samsung’s latest flagship model comes with the latest software direct from the box.

While it is still unclear the full range of features set be added by the Android 4.2.2 Samsung Galaxy S3 update, it is expected that an number of the S4’s camera options, including Dual Shot and Eraser could be introduced to the aging devices.

On top of this, it has been claimed that the S4’s eye-tracking Smart Pause and Smart Scroll could make their first step away from being exclusive to the latest flagship model.

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