When a new version of Android rolls out, users everywhere start wondering about when they might hope to see the arrival of their updates. If you’ve got a relatively recent handset, odds are good that the update’s coming at some point – even if that means waiting six months, if not the better part of a year. But as phones age, the likelihood of them receiving ongoing software support – well, at least from official sources – starts dwindling fast, and once they hit that two-year mark, you need to be very lucky if you hope to see many new updates land. We’ve already heard quite a bit about Samsung’s rumored Lollipop update plans, and checked out a detailed leak back in October that highlighted updates for models like the Galaxy Note 4 and last year’s Galaxy Note 3. Now it’s looking like even the old Note II could join them, as one of Samsung’s regional sites posts info about the phablet’s upcoming Lollipop release.
This info can be found on Samsung’s Finnish site, which lists Lollipop as the next Android version due for the Note 4, Note 3, and yes, even the Note II – only the original Galaxy Note looks like it will stay behind in Android 4.x-land.
The Galaxy Note II launched all the way back in the summer of 2012, and we saw it hit US carriers that fall. While it won’t be alone among two-year-old phones running Lollipop, that’s one heck of a short list, and considering the Note II’s solid reputation over the years, this is news that we’re sure will be well-received by its loyal user following.
Of course, there’s always the off chance that Samsung Finland got its wires crossed, but until we hear otherwise, we’d very much like to believe this is true. Here’s hoping that Samsung drops some sort of formal update ETA schedule (we’re not holding our breath) as we get into 2015.