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(Update: more confirmations) Samsung: Note 2 will see Lollipop, but only in select regions
Update, May 11: Samsung Portugal and Samsung Morocco have also confirmed that Lollipop will be rolled out to the Galaxy Note 2. According to the former, the update is currently being finalized.
Original post, May 8:
While Samsung isn’t known for being the quickest when it comes to pushing out Android updates, the Korean giant has actually done a pretty solid job with Lollipop. We’ve seen Android 5.0 push out to numerous flagships in the last few months, including somewhat older models like the Note 3 and Galaxy S4. But what about the Galaxy Note 2? Will this rather aged device ever see Google’s latest sweet treat?
Although Samsung Poland confirmed the Note 2 would, in fact, see Android 5.0 back in February, a more recent report directly from Samsung Gulf says that the Note 2 will not be making them move to Lollipop. Who’s right? As it turns out, they both are.
Thanks to another tweet, this time from Samsung DK, it has been clarified that some regions are getting the update, while others will not. Although we have no way of knowing which regions are opting out of the update, we wouldn’t be too surprised if it eventually makes its way to North America and to the US carrier-branded Note 2 units — though that’s just speculation on our part.
With the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 now heading into its third year of life, we have to admit it is pretty impressive to see Samsung continue with this level of support, even if it isn’t reaching eveyone. As for when the Note 2 will get the update? That’s less clear, though hopefully sooner rather than later.
Thanks for the tip, Joseph Raphael!