Samsung Android Update Plans Rumored; Who’s Getting Android 5.0?


Last week, following the introduction of the Galaxy S 4, we talked a little about Samsung’s promises to bring some of the GS4’s features to existing Samsung models. Today, we’re back to looking at what the future holds for updates to a number of Samsung devices, this time concerning the possibility of them seeing get Android 5.0.

This info is supposedly a “pre-list” from a Samsung insider, and the data may change between now and when Samsung makes its final decisions. Basically, of all Samsung Androids currently announced, only the Galaxy S 4, the GS3, the Note II, Note 8.0, and Note 10.1 will make the leap to Android 5.0. Older models like the Galaxy S II and original Note, along with the Galaxy S III mini and other lower-powered models, will top-out at Android 4.2.2

Some of Samsung’s more mid-range Androids may get somewhat of a “value pack” Android 5.0 update, supposedly offering some 5.0-like features, but would ultimately stay on Jelly Bean.

While it might be nice to see some of these 2011 models get Android 5.0, we can’t say that seeing a breakdown like this is necessary surprising; at the least custom ROMs should deliver where Samsung doesn’t.

Source: SamMobile

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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