Android 5.0 Lollipop may be coming to Samsung Galaxy Note 2

by: Jimmy WestenbergDecember 23, 2014


Google’s new Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of the biggest visual updates to Android we’ve ever seen. It brings a ton of UI enhancements, updated security and encryption settings, and much, much more. It’s been confirmed by many OEMs that the software update will come to most current devices on the market today, but the devices that are getting to the 2-year-old mark aren’t necessarily guaranteed the update. In fact, it’s quite standard for device manufacturers to either provide updates to their devices for roughly two years or provide at least two major software updates.

With all that said, when the official Finnish Samsung website updated their “device update” table today, it took us by surprise. The table reads that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2, a device that was launched in 2012, will receive the update to Android 5.0.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Samsung hasn’t always had the best track record when it comes to software updates, though they seem to be much more aggressive with the update to Lollipop. Either way, when we see a device that is slightly more than two years old scheduled to get a big software update like this, we have to wonder if it’s valid or not. Since this information comes to us from Samsung’s official website, we feel we need to believe it to some extent, but there are a few other factors in the table that warrant concern.

Looking through the update table, we see obvious devices that are in line for Lollipop: Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge and the Galaxy Alpha. However, next to the Galaxy S5 (which has already started to see the update), they’ve listed the update as “no information.” With that said, the table obviously isn’t complete quite yet. That means theres always room for error, and the Note 2 Lollipop update could just be a simple mistake on Samsung’s part. We’ll take a look at the table in the coming days to see if any information changes, but for now, Galaxy Note 2 owners, it looks like a Lollipop update could potentially be in your future!

We’re unsure as to when the Note 2 will receive the Lollipop update, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted if we hear anything.

  • Ken626

    Ooh just install Lollipop on Note2(7100) through Cym 12 but I can’t wait for the official Lollipop 5.0 on my Note2.Yeeepiee

  • wezi427

    I love my Note 2. The only concern I have is with Verizon. People think that this phone may be a little long in the tooth, but I think that it’s more than capable of handling Lollipop. I really would like to see Samsung give longer support than what is the norm, especially for the flagship devices.

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  • Alison O’Konski

    I have yet to see Kit Kat, let alone Lollipop. I’ll believe it only when I see it.

    • Ramón H. Juárez

      In my country the Kit Kat update never came, but since the N7100 update was available from sammobile, I side loaded it and it works just wonderful. So if you have the chance to, you could do so too and get the prettier-than-JellyBean KitKat. And if it comes out, Lollipop too.

    • hoggleboggle

      Be thankful for that. All kitkat does is screw up access to the external sd card, a massive mistake by Google.

  • jack

    The Note 2 is more than capable to run lollipop

  • Aziz

    All companies update the note 2 to kit kat except the t mobile I don’t thing we have Lollipop in future if we stay with this company.

    • sonybru

      They probably didn’t because odors complained about how gimped their phone became after kit Kat

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  • kaushik ray

    Yes.Yes Yes Yes… No need to change my mobile now.. :D

  • Hongdovan

    Xin hỏi có bản android5.0 Lollipop cho Samsung galaxy note2 phiên phiên bản của Việt Nam chưa ạ

    • SaRPeR

      English please

  • Akash P

    there are cm12 based lollipop builds for s3 and note 2 .. they’re good for daily use and buttersmooth … touchwiz is shit

    • Joe Kartawidjaja

      Is it capable with S-Pen?

      • Parthiv dave

        no i guess… as CM is AOSP ROM…

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  • crutchcorn

    This’d be amazing! I would love to see that!

  • Testname

    I dont know why it should not come to Note 2! I dont like OEM´s decissions…

  • Aqwaman

    Well, I’ll believe it when I see it !

  • Xen

    Wow, and all just in-time for Christmas 2015.

  • SaRPeR

    What about Note 3 Neo ? I hope it gets the Lollipop update.

  • Mike

    Keep my phone alive!! GN2 is a great device, only wish it had an IR transmitter! Let’s see lolli!

  • john Eden Guzman

    Yes this is biggest update done by samsung so far. Early CHRISTMAS gift by Samsung

  • Mohamed Samir

    I hope they change their stupid touchwiz

  • Class15 (Better read up folks)

    I”m on my 3rd Note 3 from Verizon… I”m tired of paying for service and $599 for a device that I’m not allowed to do hardly anything on. (Umm…. Locked bootloader must mean I get LIVE admin to watch me 24/7) They are allowed to do anything they want to your phone, account, human rights, even take away 911. I took the 911 as time to Fight…. My Note 2 magically shorted out the charger port. Before I could replace it with a wireless charger or new charger port ($10 or so), I had to order a Note 3…. Oh.. and am I correct in calling the “Samsung Galaxy Note 3”?? because why the past 2, Galaxy Note 3 devices have been “Murata Galaxy Note 3?” …. Hmm…. Knock off?? It’s not like qualcom has their name their….

  • Bene

    got the note 2 and tried lollipop rom on it. works flawlessly so why shouldnt samsung do it?? Because of the money?? i dont get it.. just roll it out SAMSUNG roll it out! its Christmas