Dec 23rd, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 watermarked

Android 5.0 Lollipop is arguably the biggest update to hit the mobile OS since Ice Cream Sandwich. While you can expect most current flagships to receive the update in the coming months, legacy devices — those that launched back 2-3 years ago — are still up in the air.

For anyone still hanging onto Samsung Galaxy S4 or Samsung Galaxy Note 2, new information provided on Samsung’s Finnish website is showing Lollipop will indeed arrive for these devices and while last year’s Galaxy S4 is a given, the 2+ year old Galaxy Note 2 is a little more surprising.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Typically, OEMs only guarantee major software updates for devices up to 2-years old. Seems with the Note 2 — which we reviewed back in 2012 — Samsung is doing their users a solid by updating it to the latest version of Android (more than likely for the last time).

Of course, for those living in the US, updates like these are governed by carriers who will first need to extensively test the update before pushing it out on their network. Just something to keep in mind.