Android 5.0 For Galaxy S3 And Galaxy Note 2 Confirmed


Every year Samsung releases a plethora of Android powered devices. These devices are catered towards low, mid and high price points. Obviously this means that there is a lot of difference in the hardware of these devices, that being precisely the reason why all Samsung smartphones can't support the latest Android software update. That actually is the case with all Android smartphones, regardless of the manufacturer. According to a new leak, Android 5.0 update for Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 is now confirmed.

Android 5.0

SamMobile claims to received a pre-list from its source inside Samsung which reveals all Android updates that the company will roll out for its devices. Apparently only five Samsung smartphones will be given the Android 5.0 update, the rest will not get it. The said update hasn't actually been announced yet, but they always are at the Google I/O conference which isn't that far off. Once the update is officially announced, and provided that nothing changes in future lists, Samsung will roll out the Android 5.0 update for its supported smartphones.

The same source also reveals that the Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy Note will received Android 4.2.2 update, but that will be the last update that will be rolled out for these devices. On the other hand, the five devices that will be getting Android 5.0 update are Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Note 2, Note 8.0 and Note 10.1. Mid range Android devices that Samsung released late last year and continues to do so will get a value pack update.

The list of devices that won't get any more updates after Android 4.2.2:

  • Galaxy Grand
  • Galaxy Grand DUOS
  • Galaxy Ace 2
  • Galaxy S III mini
  • Galaxy Beam
  • Galaxy Express
  • Galaxy S Advance
  • Galaxy S II
  • Galaxy S II Plus
  • Galaxy Premier
  • Galaxy Note
  • Galaxy Young
  • Galaxy Young DUOS
  • Galaxy Fame
  • Galaxy X Cover 2

Do keep in mind that this list is yet to be officially confirmed by Samsung. Changes can definitely be made to this lists, more devices can be added and some can be removed as well. The final list is yet to come.