No Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy K zoom reports Samsung U.K.

No Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy K zoom reports Samsung U.K.
Baseball fans know that the letter "K" stands for a strikeout. The Samsung Galaxy K zoom has apparently struck out in its bid to garner an update to Android 5.0. That is the word from Samsung Mobile U.K., who sent out a tweet revealing that the camera-centric phone would end its remaining days running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. That is the build of Android that the phone was launched with.

While the tweet from Samsung Mobile U.K. didn't exactly give a reason for the cancellation of the update, there is speculation that the phone's outdated hardware would not allow for a smooth user experience with Android 5.0. The handset is powered by an older Exynos 5 chipset (hexa-core 1.7GHz CPU and the Mali-T624 GPU) and offers 2GB of RAM.

The main feature of the Galaxy K zoom is the 20.7MP rear camera which comes with OIS, a Xenon flash and 10x optical zoom. If you own the device, you still have a serviceable handset (even without Android 5.0) with a great rear camera.



source: @SamsungMobileUK via YouMobile.org

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Galaxy K zoom
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa, Hexa-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2430 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

This is probably the most underrated Samsung sub-flagship ever made... sad

2. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

What did they expect? It's Sammy.

4. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

And people still asking why is Apple having the best selling numbers!

10. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

For once, i ll have to agree with you. This is the 3rd time I get screwed by them when buying one of their cameras/camera phones. I bought the Galaxy Camera when m daughter was born, kept it for 2 years without them updating the outdated software. Gave it to my neice and got my self a nice K Zoom, and again, been waiting for them to update it or even offer some new features to what I believe has one of the best cameras on the market. And here is the worst part, the 3rd case, my sister needed a smart DSLR, and she got herself the beastly Galaxy NX, anddddd yet again Samsung has failed to support it, they didn't even bother to give the Galaxy NX users the ability to add the Pro Market found on the K Zoom. I am not saying that I had a bad experience with the software, or that thedevices were featureless, but it sucks when you pay lots of money on a device you ll know it will never get any support.

13. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Galaxy nx? You should go for Panasonic lumix or Sony in that class!

20. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

You should have bought a Lumia 1020 instead of the K Zoom.

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Despite its age, the 1020 would be a fun simple buy to mess with, especially on the win10 preview. Hell even a 1520 at 180$ would be fun to mess with. Either is less than 200....

22. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The 1020 isn't as good on the win10 preview anymore as I can no longer get the Nokia pro cam app and the new camera app has yet to support me taking high res pictures. Sadly. :'( If it doesn't get this before Windows 10 mobile is finished, I'll have to downgrade to 8.1. And I am going to buy one of the Microsoft flagships this year. Also, I saw new 1020's going for $500+ on amazon...

3. thedrunkencow

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Oh no. The two people who actually bought it will be sad

5. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Does anyone even use this phone? Lol

8. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Last night I saw a guy using it! I'm not joking! :p But really, this phone wasn't best seller, most people who wanted great camera chose Nokia due to less bulky form factor. And what sucks for Zoom users is that it has really special features which can be only achieved by Sammys software so don't expect any stable AOSP for it :/

9. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I do, and it's brilliant.

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I think the real reason was that not many people bought this phone, and as long as the phone still works fine... then majority of people wont care about updates.

7. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Its not a cheap mid range phone, was pretty expensive I remembered and with flagship spec for my understanding. Sammy should really stop producing phone every other second if they care about about quality over quantity

14. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Galaxy Kitkat Zoom. Ooh.

15. Malaperdas

Posts: 44; Member since: Apr 15, 2013

Any news on the Next zoom? Is there going to be another one? Like L Zoom?

16. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Meanwhile, the iPhone 4S is getting iOS 9.

17. tokuzumi

Posts: 1930; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The phone only had about 8GB of onboard storage, right? I'm sure there isn't enough space to download the 5.X update to the phone's storage.

18. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You can still update through Kies or do it manually by grabbing the update from Sammobile and flashing it safely without voiding your warranty through Odin. Samsung is lazy, and are treating their loyal customers like cr@p. Ask Note 4 users and you ll get my point.

19. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Why would you want to be on lollipop anyways? Though some firmware updates would probably be appreciated to squash some of the bugs that it probably has. Still hoping that do a successor with more than 8 gigs of storage.

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