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Galaxy Note 3 user in Vietnam gets Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA, more to follow?

Galaxy Note 3 user in Vietnam gets Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA, more to follow?
Ten days ago, we were told to expect the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop for a bunch of Samsung high-end devices, including the Note 3, to land sometime in early 2015. According to Samsung-Viet, however, a Note 3 user in Vietnam already received the 5.0 update over-the-air, raising the question of whether this was a fluke or if Samsung is about to begin the roll-out a tad earlier than we'd expect.

In all fairness, Samsung could very well start with Vietnam and still not have a significant portion of the globe covered until "early 2015". We scanned several of the bigger Vietnamese tech blogs, and it would appear that none of them have caught wind of this just yet, so we might have a misstep by Samsung or, of course, a fabrication. 

Interestingly enough, Samsung-Updates, a site specializing in diligently archiving all Samsung updates as soon as they pop up, apparently had the 5.0 update for the SM-N900U Note 3 model, but took it down for an unknown reason, so even if you do have that same model, you can't pick the update from there just yet. Regardless, we'll keep our ear to the ground – we know many of you are anxious about getting Lollipop.


source: Samsung-Viet

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posted on 15 Dec 2014, 05:20 5

1. tech2 (Posts: 3349; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Good guy, Samsung ! Probably the only OEM taking care of its 2013 flagships apart from Motorola which is by and large stock android. Kudos !

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 05:23

2. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)


My s4 gt-i9500 still running on 4.4.2

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 05:26

3. take1sub (Posts: 15; Member since: 24 Jan 2014)


samsung-updates.com/device/?id=SM-N900U

FAKE

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 08:48

11. nambavuong (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


not fake mate. juz a mistake of sammy. they know this and replace 4.4.2 fast, but, if users have downloaded, user can upgrade :D if u slowly, u cant get 5.0 ;)

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 05:42 1

4. mitoita (Posts: 77; Member since: 03 Apr 2014)


i dont f**king understand the samsung.........why galaxy s5 and note 3 recive android 5.0 and samsung note 4 is planing for january 2015........
in update segment i respect apple....the rest sucks!

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 06:02 4

5. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 319; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


becouse if note 4 which is the phone i have got android 5 noone is gonna buy nexus 6 :D

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 07:00 1

7. mitoita (Posts: 77; Member since: 03 Apr 2014)


ok! but why samsung s5 and note 3 recive android 5.0 before note 4 recive.

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 17:15

16. Enddo (Posts: 50; Member since: 26 May 2014)


Probably because Samsung was sent the Lollipop code shortly after the Summer. This means they were able to test the code on the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 3. Since they were still working on the Galaxy Note 4, they probably weren't able to test the code on it

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 06:46

6. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


i wonder if touchwiz still sucks or not!!

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 08:40 1

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 5339; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Touchwiz don't suck but the load of bloatware that come with it do.

You have to disable most of them if you don't use them to prevent it from consuming your phone resources.

Anyway this is basic house keeping all android user should learn.

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 07:27

8. kameni011 (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


When will be 5.0 for galaxy S5 in other European countries?

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 08:31 1

9. DocOc78 (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


How the heck does Vietnam get Lollipop on this phone before the US??

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 08:52 2

12. PowTheBowl (Posts: 86; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


The US isn't the only country that can get things first :)

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 12:57

15. TheOldOne (Posts: 188; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


testbed, if will turn out bad noone will complain too much

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 10:41

13. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 582; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Fake. N900UZTUANL2 is based on 4.4.2. The screenshot is manipulated.
LOOK:http://live.samsung-updates.com/index.php?device=SM-N900U

posted on 15 Dec 2014, 11:57

14. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 423; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


It's 100% real.

posted on 16 Dec 2014, 12:49

17. TheOldOne (Posts: 188; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


seems fake, but here is the right link from the last image
http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=SM-N900U

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