Samsung confirms Android 4.2 for their Galaxy portfolio of devices

Samsung is planning on updating its Galaxy portfolio of devices to Android 4.2, a Samsung spokewoman told ZDNet, but the company is currently deciding on which devices will be getting the update, with the rollout plans to be announced in “due course”.

Samsung usually gives two major updates to its flagship phones, so we can expect the Galaxy S3 to be in line for an update to Android 4.2, though older devices like the Galaxy S2 or Note probably won’t make it to the list and will remain at Android 4.1 that is expected to arrive on them later this year. Devices like the Galaxy Note 2 or Galaxy S3 Mini, that come with Android 4.1 out of the box, will no doubt also get the update.

Android 4.2 was released on November 13th alongside the launch of the LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10, and while it is considered an incremental update, it brings quite a few new features to the table – a new keyboard with Swype-like typing mode, improved Google Now, Photo Sphere camera for 360 degrees panorama pictures, Daydreams screensaver mode, and general performance improvements.

We’ll be sure to let you know once Samsung announces its Android 4.2 update plans. Any guesses on which devices Samsung might leave out?