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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Galaxy Note 3
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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 !

2. harigrg33

Posts: 188; Member since: May 20, 2013

My s4 gt-i9500 still running on 4.4.2

3. take1sub

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 24, 2014

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

11. nambavuong

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 15, 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 ;)

4. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 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!

5. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

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

7. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

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

16. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 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

6. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

i wonder if touchwiz still sucks or not!!

10. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

8. kameni011

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

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

9. DocOc78

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

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

12. PowTheBowl

Posts: 86; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

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

15. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

13. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

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

14. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

It's 100% real.

17. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 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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