French carrier: Lollipop Galaxy S5 update in December, Note 4 in January
As of right now, there are the few, the proud, the privileged. By this of course, we are referring to those lucky Lollipop lads and ladies who have managed to enter the hallowed ground of Android 5.0. The list of devices can literally be counted on one hand, though it is not without some truly startling starlets.
Android’s biggest OEM however, Samsung, has remained mostly silent about its plans to pursue the path. This is especially amusing given there is no end to the leaked screenshots and even videos of various Galaxy products running the Lollipop TouchWiz skin.
Thanks to a post by Club SFR, a blog belonging to France’s second largest carrier, SFR, we now have a more concrete schedule for Samsung phones to stick to, assuming this is in fact, true. Take a look:
The most notable notation? The Galaxy S5 is slated to get Lollipop in December 2014, with the Galaxy Note 4 having a January 2015 update release. It’s also worthwhile to point out the table lists the LG G3 as already having 5.0 currently, while the Moto G’s OTA is slated for December. Sony doesn’t seem to have a single device set to receive it in the next couple of months.
Club SFR claims to have compiled this timeline based on info from SFR’s software testing lab, which is in charge with testing and approving software updates before they are pushed out to users.
Keep in mind that this is not official info and that bugs and other software issues could push back the date of the listed updates. Naturally, this info pertains to SFR’s versions of the Galaxy S5 and Note 4: devices sold by other carriers/retailers may be updated on a different schedule.
Again, assuming this is correct, it’s only a matter of time before Samsung officially takes the wrapper off its Lollipop update. All-in-all, this is certainly a good sign of the times, for it seems like just yesterday that major OS updates were many months after the official roll-out.