With a large number of devices on the market, it’s often hard for Samsung to deliver timely updates to all of their older devices. Integrating new APIs, design language and code into the Touchwiz framework often means a number of their older, or even less popular devices are left hanging. While the Galaxy Note 2 is considered an ‘older’ device now, it seems that it will actually still receive a Lollipop update – at least in some marktes.
In response to a question from a concerned user, Samsung Denmark has confirmed that at the very least, Danish models of the phone will receive the the update to Android 5.0.
@Kamil_Sabry Hi! Each market has their own updates so it can vary from market to market. Danish Note 2s (CSC code: NEE) will get Lollipop.
— Samsung Danmark (@SamsungDK) May 8, 2015
While the update for the Galaxy Note II has only been confirmed for their particular market, the existence of a Lollipop build for that hardware means that it’s possible it could be released in other markets, like Australia, as well.
For what it’s worth, the Telstra Galaxy Note II 4G only just rolled out the Kit Kat update for the handset late last month. Optus, Telstra and Vodafone also make no mention of an update to Android 5.0 on their respective software update pages at all.
We have reached out to Samsung Australia as to whether or not the update will hit Australian handsets and when we’ll update this post when, or if that information comes through.
What device have you had, or currently hold that desperately needs an update?