A Deutsche Telekom rep has confirmed that Samsung’s Galaxy S III (model GT-i9300) would not be updated to Android 4.2.2, instead getting the latest 4.3 Jelly Bean build.
The confirmation came via the official Telekom forum in Germany. And while it concerns only the S III sold by Telekom, it’s probably safe to assume that Samsung will update the S III directly to Android 4.3 in all markets.
Both the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II – introduced as flagship devices last year – are currently running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. And it makes perfect sense for Samsung to start preparing Android 4.3 updates – now that this version is out.
Sadly, there is no word on when users should expect to get Android 4.3 on their S III and Note II. But it will probably happen starting the next few months. We’ll let you know.