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It’s OK, you don’t need to take a trip to SpecSavers. Honestly, you read that title correctly! It looks like Samsung really are changing their ways when it comes to updating devices. Up until now they’ve had one of the worst records possible, but reports are saying that the current devices will be seeing Lollipop before January is out. After Samsung announced that the international Galaxy S3 would be missing out on KitKat some wondered if perhaps 4.4 would be the last hooray for the Note 2. It looks like those fears are unfounded.
The Samsung Finland website has an updated table with different devices listed for software updates, with both versions of the Note 2 being listed as receiving an update to 5.0 Lollipop.
Lollipop is the best version of Android yet, with plenty of new features to play with and a complete UI overhaul. If this is indeed a real table and not a mistake, it would be realistic to expect the update before Q1 of 2015 is out. March would be my prediction. This news leaves me with one question. What about the original Note 10.1?
The Note 2 and 10.1 came out around the same time and have similar hardware, so it stands to reason that if the Note 2 can take Lollipop, so can the Note 10.1. If this were to happen it would make it the only non-nexus tablet from 2012 to receive the software. If they manage to pull it off that will be a big change in direction and make me very happy.
We have reached out to Samsung for confirmation on this, but as of yet have not received a reply. Also for those of you who are excited to spot the original Note in the list, “Ei tietoa” translates as “no information” so I doubt that will get any update love. Stay tuned for developments on this story!