Since rumors about the Galaxy Note 5 are going around, this could also mean the previous Note models from Samsung are getting older each day. For one, the Galaxy Note 2 is almost three years old now having been introduced at the IFA Berlin in August 2012. Sadly, a mobile device of that age usually cannot be easily upgraded to the latest Android software version because it may not have the minimum hardware requirements.
Owners of the Galaxy Note 2 have been waiting for the Android Lollipop but we’ve been hearing mixed feedback. The latest related information we heard was from Samsung Denmark saying Lollipop is okay for Note 2. On the other hand, Samsung Gulf was saying otherwise. Even Samsung Spain once said the second-gen phablet would have no problem getting Android 5.0 Lollipop. Before those details were released, we heard a different view that it may probably NOT get the update.
We’re not totally surprised but after a few months of speculations, Samsung UK is giving hints that there will be no official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 2 and its 4G variant in the region.
No official announcement were made but when asked by Twitter user Sharang Godse (@sharang_godse) if there are any development about the Note 2 Lollipop update, @SamsungMobile ES unapologetically replied “The Galaxy Note 2 will not be receiving the Lollipop update in the UK“. That’s very clear and disappointing for Galaxy Note 2 owners but maybe it’s time you upgrade your phone.
A couple of days later, another Twitter user (Rohan Virdee @WesoLabeshnai) asked if the “Note 2 LTE or S3 LTE will be getting Lollipop”. Samsung’s response was “the Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 won’t be receiving the Lollipop update”.
Does Samsung still need to make an official announcement? I think not. The tweets are clear: No Android Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Note II.