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Samsung Gulf does it again, says no Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung Gulf does it again, says no Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Last week, Samsung Gulf shook up some owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note II by saying that the phablet would not be receiving the Android 5.0 update. The tweet from the Persian Gulf arm of the Korean manufacturer was quickly followed by one from Samsung Spain indicating that the second-generation Galaxy Note model would receive Android 5.0 as long as there were no issues with the updating process.

A few days later, Samsung Denmark also weighed in by saying that both the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Samsung Galaxy Note II 4G would receive the update in the region. It also said that updates vary by market, hinting that the tweet from Samsung Gulf was correct for that particular region.

With that in mind, Samsung Gulf posted on its Facebook site on Sunday that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet will not be the recipient of Android 5.0. The 8-inch glass carries a resolution of 800 x 1280. Under the hood is a Exynos 4412 SoC with a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU. The Mali-400 MP4 GPU handles graphics. With 2GB of RAM on board, Android 5.0 might work fine on this slate. It could be that like the Galaxy Note II, the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet will be updated to Lollipop elsewhere, but not in the Persian Gulf.

We might see other regional Samsung offices fire off a tweet with comments about their update plans for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. If we see any, we will pass them along to you.

Samsung Gulf says no Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Samsung Gulf says no Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0


Thanks for the tip!

source: SamsungGulf

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posted on 10 May 2015, 01:19 13

1. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1507; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


"Have a great day" that doesn't apply to the gulf note 2 and note 8.0 users.

posted on 10 May 2015, 01:42 6

2. Nathillien (unregistered)


If you still have Note 2 I think it is time for a nice upgrade with the awesome Note 4 or just wait few months for the beast that Note 5 will be.

posted on 10 May 2015, 02:32 1

3. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Totally wish I could, but family plan stuck in a contract atm and as soon as we're free, we're switching carriers most likely to Verizon because of the coverage. I'll definitely be on the lookout for the Note 5 by then!

posted on 10 May 2015, 02:47

4. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


you should check out at&t's family plans as well they have great coverage just like vzw. I say this because depending on how many people you will have on your plan and the amount of data you want. the prices are different between both att and vzw so be sure to look into both before you decide on a new carrier. att's 3 lines and 10 gb no contract plan is just unbeatable.

posted on 10 May 2015, 03:36

8. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Thanks for the tip, I'll look into that!

posted on 10 May 2015, 03:35

7. Phonedingo (Posts: 393; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Considering all the issues that lollipop is reportedly plagued with, this seems like a blessing.

posted on 10 May 2015, 04:01 2

10. kkmkk (Posts: 496; Member since: 06 May 2013)


as an american from Arabian origins i say to never believe any thing they say the companies there always lie on the customers

posted on 10 May 2015, 04:08

11. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 567; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


What the hell?! Note 8.0 never had an update and now it's a NO?

posted on 10 May 2015, 09:55 1

28. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


LOL, you serious? It had both 4.2.2 and 4.4.2 updates right from 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

But nevertheless, it is still a shame to see my tablet won't get Lollipop (MAYBE)

posted on 10 May 2015, 19:42

61. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 567; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Yes still Jellybean.

posted on 10 May 2015, 08:58 1

26. joevsyou (Posts: 850; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


I don't even know what a gulf is and but with my galaxy 5, it took like 2 months after release to get it and then extra month for my mother galaxy 5. I starting to really dislike google with their android software

posted on 10 May 2015, 14:10

53. javy108 (Posts: 1004; Member since: 27 Jul 2014)


Blame on Samsung and get Moto :)

posted on 25 May 2015, 05:23

63. AppleSucks2012 (Posts: 6; Member since: 10 Jul 2012)


Oh Samsung please we don't need your stupid software update. The only thing to do if you own Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 just root the device and put a Custom ROM. I am running Android 5.1 :). Battery life is so good and better speed. Touch wiz lag was making it so slow.

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