No Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Note II? Samsung Gulf believes so
posted by Peter K. / May 04, 2015, 5:01 AM
While the claim leaves little room for interpretation, we should mention that it's not clear whether Samsung Gulf is referring to the version of the device that was sold locally or one of the international versions of the device (as a reminder, the Note II was available in both an LTE version and a 3G-only one).
We reached out to Samsung Gulf for further details, but we had received no answer at the time of writing. Thus, we'd take this statement with a grain of salt. Hopefully, the Note II won't become yet another popular Samsung device from the old days that won't receive the freshest Android variation - the 3G-only Samsung Galaxy S III model, for example, didn't receive Android 4.4.x KitKat.
Fortunately, you can always resort to custom Android ROMs.
source: Samsung Gulf via SamMobile
- Display 5.5" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1600 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 3100 mAh(16h 3G talk time)
Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014
Note 2 - best phone of 2012. Btw PA, note 4 still hasn't received android 5.0 in many countries. Just so you know. So why the hell do you expect a 2012 phone to receive it sooner than the newer handsets?
posted on May 04, 2015, 5:04 AM 4
Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012
"Have a great day" Lol, I don't think so.
posted on May 04, 2015, 5:09 AM 6
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Note 2 is one of the most updated device alongside with Nexus and Xperia Z. Good job, Samsung!
posted on May 04, 2015, 5:16 AM 4
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Wouldn't be worried as a user if it weren't for all the advanced features the official ROM offers. From what I've heard, no custom ROM does Samsung's devices full justice due to lack of driver for certain hardware parts like the IR blaster, fingerprint-reader, digitizer pen, etc. This is what I kinda dislike about uniquely advanced Android phones like the Note series...despite them being fully capable of running newer OSs, you're forced to remain with an older OS if you want to take full advantage of the hardware. Seriously, Android should support sideloading of drivers (similar to Windows)...
posted on May 04, 2015, 7:05 AM 0
Did you really expect a cortex A9 based phone to get lollipop? LOL.
posted on May 04, 2015, 7:12 AM 2
Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014
Why not it's perfectly capable of handling lollipop. And my Nexus 4 is on 5.1 without any issues, kids if you want updates buy Nexus devices or install a stock ROM,this is android not iOS.
posted on May 04, 2015, 8:24 AM 4
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No my galaxy s4 with a more advanced Exynos octa with a a15 and a7 cluster stutters and struggles at time running the official lollipop update. But I'm guessing has to do with the buggy lollipop base. Kitkat runs fine and gives me around 4.5 hours screen time while lollipop could hardly manage 4 hrs
posted on May 04, 2015, 9:19 AM 0
Nexus 4 has krait cores and is much more powerful compared to note 2. Also, 5.1 runs way better than 5.0. Powerful devices always get updates. Galaxy S4 gas 5.0 hour 3 months now and it will get 5.1 soon. I want to but nexus phones everything but they have too many compromises. Finally when a good nexus released in 2014 it was way too big.
posted on May 04, 2015, 9:56 AM 2
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