Leaksters talk about Samsung's Lollipop roll-out plans – Galaxy A series, Android 5.1, Galaxy Note II
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?