Update: Samsung Poland on Twitter confirmed that the Lollipop update is coming on Samsung Galaxy Note 2. However, no other information about dates or regional rollouts was given.
Samsung has started updating the Galaxy Note 4 to Lollipop this week, and it is now also available for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy Note 3. Yesterday, Samsung Galaxy S4 running on the Exynos chipset got the much anticipated Lollipop update in India. The Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update is reportedly rolling out over-the-air (OTA) and is around 990MB in size.
According to Samsung’s Finnish branch, lollipop update is coming to many other Samsung phones along with the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5, both of which were previously expected to receive Lollipop.
Samsung Finland’s Android update page now shows that the Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S5 will all be updated to Android 5.0. The Galaxy S5 Mini is among the devices listed as waiting for the Lollipop update. The page doesn’t give any timeline for when we can expect the updates to show up.
The Galaxy Note 2 is a surprise inclusion in the list. Note 2 phablet first hit consumer markets in September 2012 and as a rule Samsung tends to support its devices through 2 years or 2 major updates, whichever comes first. Update rollouts will vary by region and carrier.
Earlier this week, a new leak showed Android Lollipop on each of Samsung’s top three smartphones. SamMobile has posted new videos of pre-release Android Lollipop being used on various Samsung smartphones. The videos show an even newer Android build — Android 5.0.1 Lollipop — and it can be seen on not one but three different smartphones. In three brief videos, Android 5.0.1 can be seen on the updated version of the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge.
In all three cases, of course, Samsung has added its TouchWiz software layer on top of Lollipop. As we can see here and as we have seen in past videos, however, TouchWiz has been updated with a flatter look better to match the new look of Google’s Material Design.
Android 5.0 Lollipop builds for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 and other phones began leaking shortly after Google released its Lollipop update to partners, suggesting that Samsung may be among the first vendors to issue the update for its phones.The company is typically very slow to release Android software updates, but this time around it looks like things will be a bit different for Samsung fans.