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Samsung tips Galaxy S3 and Note 2 for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie boost after Jelly Bean 4.2 update

Unless you've been living under a feature phone lately, you probably know that Samsung's main point of focus in early-2013 has been the launch of the Galaxy S4. (opens in new tab)

But that doesn't mean that the South Korean firm has forgotten about the needs of its wider user base - far from it. According to SamMobile (opens in new tab), Samsung has a clear roadmap for furnishing existing products with software upgrades, starting with the firm's 2012 flagship devices.

The Galaxy S3 (opens in new tab)and Galaxy Note 2 (opens in new tab) headline Samsung's Android refresh list. The popular duo is expected to get a boost to Jelly Bean 4.2 (opens in new tab) in the immediate future, before eventually heading to Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

Unsurprisingly, the recently launched Galaxy S4 (opens in new tab)and Galaxy Note 8.0 (opens in new tab)will also update at least as far as Key Lime Pie. The next instalment of Google's mobile OS is expected to be announced at the search giant's annual I/O conference, held in May.

Other noteworthy devices lined up for a software push include the Galaxy S2 and original Galaxy Note, which will both reach Android 4.2, as well as the Galaxy Ace 2 and Galaxy S3 mini (opens in new tab).

In case you missed it, Samsung unveiled its new flagship handset at an eccentric launch event at New York's Radio City Music Hall.

The Galaxy S4 ships with Jelly Bean 4.2.2 complemented by the latest Samsung TouchWiz overlay. The custom Android skin is loaded with snazzy software features, including real-time translation service S Translate.

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