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No Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy K zoom reports Samsung U.K.

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No Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy K zoom reports Samsung U.K.
Baseball fans know that the letter "K" stands for a strikeout. The Samsung Galaxy K zoom has apparently struck out in its bid to garner an update to Android 5.0. That is the word from Samsung Mobile U.K., who sent out a tweet revealing that the camera-centric phone would end its remaining days running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. That is the build of Android that the phone was launched with.

While the tweet from Samsung Mobile U.K. didn't exactly give a reason for the cancellation of the update, there is speculation that the phone's outdated hardware would not allow for a smooth user experience with Android 5.0. The handset is powered by an older Exynos 5 chipset (hexa-core 1.7GHz CPU and the Mali-T624 GPU) and offers 2GB of RAM.

The main feature of the Galaxy K zoom is the 20.7MP rear camera which comes with OIS, a Xenon flash and 10x optical zoom. If you own the device, you still have a serviceable handset (even without Android 5.0) with a great rear camera.

No Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy K zoom says Samsung Mobile U.K.

No Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy K zoom says Samsung Mobile U.K.



source: @SamsungMobileUK via YouMobile.org

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posted on 02 Aug 2015, 21:21 5

1. legiloca (Posts: 1305; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


This is probably the most underrated Samsung sub-flagship ever made... sad

posted on 02 Aug 2015, 21:24 7

2. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


What did they expect? It's Sammy.

posted on 02 Aug 2015, 22:18 4

4. Johnnokia (Posts: 1062; Member since: 27 May 2012)


And people still asking why is Apple having the best selling numbers!

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 02:04 3

10. maherk (Posts: 3465; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


For once, i ll have to agree with you.
This is the 3rd time I get screwed by them when buying one of their cameras/camera phones.
I bought the Galaxy Camera when m daughter was born, kept it for 2 years without them updating the outdated software. Gave it to my neice and got my self a nice K Zoom, and again, been waiting for them to update it or even offer some new features to what I believe has one of the best cameras on the market. And here is the worst part, the 3rd case, my sister needed a smart DSLR, and she got herself the beastly Galaxy NX, anddddd yet again Samsung has failed to support it, they didn't even bother to give the Galaxy NX users the ability to add the Pro Market found on the K Zoom.

I am not saying that I had a bad experience with the software, or that thedevices were featureless, but it sucks when you pay lots of money on a device you ll know it will never get any support.

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 04:51

13. bur60 (Posts: 838; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Galaxy nx? You should go for Panasonic lumix or Sony in that class!

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 13:05 1

20. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1043; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)


You should have bought a Lumia 1020 instead of the K Zoom.

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 18:18 1

21. elitewolverine (Posts: 5111; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Despite its age, the 1020 would be a fun simple buy to mess with, especially on the win10 preview. Hell even a 1520 at 180$ would be fun to mess with. Either is less than 200....

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 18:42

22. Plutonium239 (Posts: 1043; Member since: 17 Mar 2015)


The 1020 isn't as good on the win10 preview anymore as I can no longer get the Nokia pro cam app and the new camera app has yet to support me taking high res pictures. Sadly. :'( If it doesn't get this before Windows 10 mobile is finished, I'll have to downgrade to 8.1. And I am going to buy one of the Microsoft flagships this year. Also, I saw new 1020's going for $500+ on amazon...

posted on 02 Aug 2015, 21:44

3. thedrunkencow (Posts: 18; Member since: 02 Mar 2015)


Oh no. The two people who actually bought it will be sad

posted on 02 Aug 2015, 22:25 2

5. EC112987 (Posts: 578; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Does anyone even use this phone? Lol

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 01:40

8. Wiencon (Posts: 1814; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Last night I saw a guy using it! I'm not joking! :p
But really, this phone wasn't best seller, most people who wanted great camera chose Nokia due to less bulky form factor.

And what sucks for Zoom users is that it has really special features which can be only achieved by Sammys software so don't expect any stable AOSP for it :/

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 01:56

9. maherk (Posts: 3465; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I do, and it's brilliant.

posted on 02 Aug 2015, 22:42

6. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1171; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I think the real reason was that not many people bought this phone, and as long as the phone still works fine... then majority of people wont care about updates.

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 00:45

7. dancheung77 (Posts: 192; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Its not a cheap mid range phone, was pretty expensive I remembered and with flagship spec for my understanding. Sammy should really stop producing phone every other second if they care about about quality over quantity

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 06:28 1

14. rency0722 (Posts: 155; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Galaxy Kitkat Zoom. Ooh.

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 06:57

15. Malaperdas (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Apr 2013)


Any news on the Next zoom?
Is there going to be another one?
Like L Zoom?

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 09:24 1

16. gehrig (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Meanwhile, the iPhone 4S is getting iOS 9.

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 09:27

17. tokuzumi (Posts: 946; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


The phone only had about 8GB of onboard storage, right? I'm sure there isn't enough space to download the 5.X update to the phone's storage.

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 09:40

18. maherk (Posts: 3465; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You can still update through Kies or do it manually by grabbing the update from Sammobile and flashing it safely without voiding your warranty through Odin.
Samsung is lazy, and are treating their loyal customers like cr@p. Ask Note 4 users and you ll get my point.

posted on 03 Aug 2015, 10:14

19. Phonedingo (Posts: 388; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Why would you want to be on lollipop anyways? Though some firmware updates would probably be appreciated to squash some of the bugs that it probably has. Still hoping that do a successor with more than 8 gigs of storage.

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