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?

source: SamMobile



1. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

;What about the ATnT S4,...

10. YumeHana

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

My Galaxy S4 LTE-A (E330L) got Lollipop update yesterday. So maybe yours will get updated soon. :)

2. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Still waiting for lollipop on my sprint note3 and s5 ...

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Had it on my S5 since early January, U.S. carriers suck

9. true1984

Posts: 871; Member since: May 23, 2012

the S5 got it last month

13. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

my S5 G900H still hasn't

3. joseram695

Posts: 79; Member since: May 28, 2012

My T-mobile note 4 still doesn't have lollipop!!!!

4. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

My At&t Note 4 still doesn't have Lollipop or root. At&t basically takes a Samsung phone and taints the living Hell out of it for "securitys sake".

5. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

I thought they'd have received Android 5.1 directly. :(

7. rcoplin67

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

Still not out for ATT Note 3

8. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nothing on Verizon's Note 3. I want an S6 but Sammy's track record on taking care of customers is garbage.

11. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Samsung is fast in just one area but can't spread it fast enough to other countries.

12. Donbenie

Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Always knew it was too good to be true for the Note 2..

14. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

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.

15. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I'm sure lollipop is coming to note2 but Samsung almost never upgrades the tablets

16. mike2959

Posts: 699; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

What about the Galaxy Tab S series? See again proof it's NOT just carriers, these are not carrier branded tabs.

17. MarloThaMartian

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

Still waiting for Lollipop on my Note 4 for ATT. Whats the hold up?

18. GeekMovement unregistered

Come on, Samsung, you can do it. Bring lollipop to the Note 2 and impress us. BTW our Sprint S5 had the lollipop update for a month as well.

19. skylit4u

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

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


Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Not yet received for N910U version of Note 4 and its almost end of 1st quarter.

21. tokuzumi

Posts: 2005; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

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.

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