Android 5.0 Lollipop beta build leaks for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Android 5.0 Lollipop beta build leaks for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
There have been numerous official and unofficial Android 5.0 Lollipop builds circulating for certain of the more popular Samsung devices, yet a notable omission was present - 2013's Samsung Galaxy Note 3. For reasons unknown, some older Samsung handsets received their own takes of Google's newest OS before the S Pen-donning phablet. 

Just last week, we heard that a single user in Vietnam has received an official Lollipop update on his Exynos-powered Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) over the air, which hinted us that Samsung is probably readying itself to roll out said firmware for the Galaxy Note 3. Well, it seems that said build has been intercepted and leaked online, now openly available for all those Android pundits that are brave enough to flash it themselves. If you belong to this type, head to the source link and carefully follow the instructions.

Have in mind that this leaked firmware is only available for the SM-N900 version of the Galaxy Note 3, which is powered by Samsung's own Exynos chipset. Thus, it's incompatible with the Qualcomm Snapdragon variation of the phablet. It's also important to mention that said build is a beta one, so bugs, issues, and problems are quite likely to be encountered.


source: XDA via Mobile-Review

FEATURED VIDEO

4 Comments

1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

What about the Note 3 Neo?

2. maherk

Posts: 6640; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It will get it eventually. Flagships are usually the 1st to get the updates, that's the way it usually work with Android phones.

3. trqster

Posts: 173; Member since: May 17, 2013

You can hardly tell there's Android lollipop under there with the omnipresent touchwiz skin...

4. ronjr123

Posts: 88; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Yeah. Until touch wiz is updated it doesn't really matter. I can see keeping some of the functionality of tw but it should atleast use the same design schemes of Android. It looks too childish and antiquated now.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.