It's (kind of) official: Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 LTE-A to get Android 5.0 Lollipop in "early 2015"

It's (kind of) official: Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 LTE-A to get Android 5.0 Lollipop in
It's probably safe to say that Android 5.0 Lollipop is the hottest, most wanted update in the OS' history. Sure, KitKat, too, didn't lack attention, but if we're talking scale of changes, that one is honestly nothing fancy in comparison.

Naturally, then, with Lollipop being a big deal, pretty much every technology-inclined owner of an Android device is wondering when Lollipop will happen on his screen. We can't talk for all smartphones, of course, but, as it turns out, those made by Samsung will be getting the update in early 2015. At least some of them.

Indeed, Seoul-based Reuters tech correspondent, Vincent Se Young Lee, earlier today took to Twitter to share Samsung's plans for a few flagship devices as far as Lollipop is concerned. According to the apparently official info, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S5 LTE-A will all get the latest sweet thing sometime "in early 2015". We can't know for sure, but it is unlikely that these will be rolled out simultaneously. Instead, Samsung will likely start off with the hotter models first, like the Note 3 and Note 4, and then continue on with the S-line. That is, of course, if nothing goes wrong between now and then.

We'll continue keeping our ear to the ground.

source: @Rover829 via AndroidOS

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16 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Why even release a release date when you don't have a real release date?

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

First of all, they didn't release 'dates'. Also, these rollouts are done in phases for different regions so a specific date for all the handsets for all different region is a bit difficult to get to. Lastly, are you trying to say that you'd take no information at all then an approx release date ?

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

It takes time and preperations to do test. Would u rather have them RUSH OUT with the software with bugs? I know my Z1 is getting 5.0. But I'd rather wait till all the BUGS ARE FIX first.

16. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

On top of preparation and tests, carriers will want to put their bloatware in it first before it gets rolled out, so there's delays there. Verizon Note 4 likely won't see it until mid 2015.

2. yashwanth92

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 29, 2014

When can we expect galaxy s5 g900h lollipop update to arrive in india Waiting for the update......

3. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Note sells better than Galaxy S.... OMG

4. Dubs816

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

No it doesn't.

6. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

It is far better. Nobody want S5 but getting Note 4.

13. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Agreed. The Note is a better device anyday but it does not sell more than Galaxy S phones. I have a Note 3 and I am holding off till Note 5. But the Glaxy S line is more consumer friendly and easier to hold in the hand whereas the Note series is meant for specific consumer groups and yes in the phablet group all hail the Note

7. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

How about S4 Active? As always, variant versions always left behind.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It's getting Lollipop.

9. AkihiroUchiha

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Faster please..!

10. rafaelpinaf

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Nothing about Galaxy Alpha? Samsung is kidding with Alpa users!!!

11. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I would expect that the 5.0 update will come out sometime between the time that the Galaxy S6 is announced & the Galaxy S6 is released. That's mostly based on past updates to their devices.

12. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Wtf early next year?! We are expecting december rollout for our note 4!

15. ePoch270

Posts: 193; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

YES!!! My Verizon Note 3 will have 5.0 by next Christmas! Maybe? Probably the week after I get my Note 5.

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