Leaksters talk about Samsung's Lollipop roll-out plans – Galaxy A series, Android 5.1, Galaxy Note II
posted by Paul.K / Mar 20, 2015, 9:07 AM
Samsung's more recent flagship handsets have already been updated to Android 5 Lollipop – the Exynos-powered Galaxy S4 models, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Note 4, and Note Edge are all rolling with the slightly flattened, Material Design-like TouchWiz interface. However, what about Sammy's other phones? The recently released Galaxy A series are hardly a "sell it and forget it" line, as they are Samsung's first attempt at following market trends, building an aluminum unibody chassis, and the Galaxy A7 is actually quite well specced out (and quite expensive for a "midranger" at that). Not to mention that Samsung Finland looked quite positive that the Galaxy Note II would also be getting a Lollipop update (also reaffirmed by Samsung Poland) – an odd idea, as 2-year old handsets usually don't get fresh software, but a commendable one, if it turns out to be true.
So, SamMobile, which is usually on-point when it comes to Samsung-related rumors, says that its informed leaksters are reporting that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be coming to the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, and Galaxy A7 handsets – work on the update has just recently started. Samsung has no teams working on an Android 5.1 build, according to the report, but we'd imagine that Sammy prefers to just build a quick update based on the already developed Samsung Galaxy S5 TouchWiz for more of its handsets, before plunging into another Android patch.
And lastly – and this may be heartbreaking for some – the informants say there is absolutely no talk of a Lollipop update being prepped for the Galaxy Note II. Well, not a huge surprise here, really, but if you are craving to freshen up your aging phablet – may we suggest trying out Ditto Note 4?
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;What about the ATnT S4,...
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 9:19 AM 0
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Still waiting for lollipop on my sprint note3 and s5 ...
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 9:23 AM 0
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My T-mobile note 4 still doesn't have lollipop!!!!
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 9:44 AM 2
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Ahhh, goddamnit, now I have ZERO chance on getting official Lollipop update for my Note 8.0 with all S-Pen features. :( If Lollipop would have been confirmed for Note II, I would have at least minimal chance on getting it on my tablet too...ouch. And it sucks, because battery is crap on KitKat - and lots of custom ROMs don't offer much SPen features like official ones.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 1:59 PM 1
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I hate Samsung,I have note 4 n910c and I still didn't get the lollipop update.can't believe that older models already got it and I'm still stuck on Kitkat I hate how they deliver their updates.screw you samsung
posted on Mar 22, 2015, 12:14 PM 0
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I wish the S4 update to 5.0 would change the menu button to a recent apps button. I'm finding the button has less and less usage as google apps are updated. It used to be hitting menu would bring up the slide out menu on google apps. Now, it basically doesn't do anything. At least an option to set what that button does, like HTC did with the One X, back when android used to put that horrible menu bar at the bottom of the screen on devices with capacitive buttons.
posted on Mar 23, 2015, 9:37 AM 0
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