Saturday , June 9 2018

Samsung basically confirms Android 5.0 Lollipop for Galaxy Note 2

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Samsung has basically confirmed that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be coming to older devices in its Galaxy range, including the Galaxy Note 2, and last year’s Galaxy S4. Bucking the trend shown by some other manufacturers where only more recent handsets will receive the update, Samsung has published information on its Finnish website indicating Lollipop is indeed on its way to these two devices.

The Galaxy S4 isn’t a huge surprise, as it’s not really that old (and still within carrier contracts for those who’ve purchased that way), however the Galaxy Note 2 is a bit older (i.e. 2012 vintage), and its inclusion is a bit of a surprise.

Like any updates, though, these have to go through Samsung’s testing, and then acceptance testing with local carriers, so while the updates might not be all that far away, getting them released onto Australian handsets could still be a way off. It is good to see, though, that Samsung is looking after owners of older devices, especially top-shelf models like the Galaxy Note range.

Source: Phandroid for the screenshot.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Any Idea when the LG G3 will get the update in Australia?

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That’s great but is there any official news of when the Samsung Note Pro 12.2 will get lollipop?

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Ditto for the Tab S series.

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