Older Samsung Galaxy devices will receive updates to be compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch. Samsung
The unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has prompted Samsung to discuss several of its older devices and whether they will receive an update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will introduce the Android 4.3 operating system to Samsung, many owners have been anxious to know when their devices will see an update from older versions of Android Jelly Bean.
Following the Galaxy Note 3 unveiling, Samsung announced that the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S3 will receive Android 4.3 updates in October. The Korean manufacturer was not specific about its plans for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, but it did mention during its Unpacked event on Wednesday that the support software for older devices including the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 for the newly unveiled Galaxy Gear smart watch will soon roll out.
Since Android 4.3 Jelly Bean includes Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity, which allows handsets to connect to external accessories, many expect that all of these older devices will need Android 4.3 in order to be compatible with Galaxy Gear. This indicates that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 should also be in the running for an Android 4.3 update, especially considering that it still runs the same software it released with in September 2012.