Samsung news site SamMobile has published a “pre-list” obtained from an apparent Samsung insider, detailing the manufacturer’s plans for software updates.
While not official, the list makes sense – it specifies a number of devices that will receive no further updates beyond 4.2.2, and those that will get updated to 5.0.
The devices that will end updates at 4.2.2 include:
- Galaxy SII
- Galaxy SIII Mini
- Galaxy Note
The 5.0 update will be coming to:
- Galaxy SIII (LTE + GSM)
- Galaxy S4 (LTE and GSM)
- Galaxy Note 8 (all variants)
- Galaxy Note II (LTE and GSM)
- Galaxy Note 10 (All variants)
While the list is far from complete (and they note it’s likely to change), it covers the majority of phones released in the last 18 – 24 months and gives reason for people sporting older devices to upgrade their phone if they want the latest version of Android.
If genuine, the list also appears to back up speculation that the next version of Android will indeed be 5.0 (not another point-upgrade, like 4.3).
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