Today Sammobile received, through their insider the first pre-list about upcoming Android updates from the Korean giant. Samsung will update the Galaxy S II and Note to Android 4.2.2 but this will be the last update for these devices.
But there is more according to the first pre-list, Samsung will only update 5 devices to Android 5.0, which is not yet announced by Google but is expected to be announced at the upcoming Google IO.
According to unwiredview, here are the devices expected to get Android 5.0 at some point:
- Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500)
- Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9505)
- Galaxy S III (GT-I9300)
- Galaxy S III LTE (GT-I9305)
- Galaxy Note 8.0 3G (GT-N5100)
- Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE (GT-N5105)
- Galaxy Note 8.0 Wi-Fi (GT-N5110)
- Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100)
- Galaxy Note II LTE (GT-N7105)
- Galaxy Note 10.1 3G (GT-N8000)
- Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE (GT-N8005)
- Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi (GT-N8010)
As for Android 4.2, this should be rolled-out to the following Samsung devices (which reportedly won't be updated further):
- Galaxy S III Mini (GT-I8190)
- Galaxy S II (GT-I9100)
- Galaxy S II Plus (GT-I9105)
- Galaxy Grand (GT-I9080)
- Galaxy Grand Duos (GT-I9082)
- Galaxy Young (GT-S6310)
- Galaxy Young Duos (GT-S6312)
- Galaxy Fame (GT-S6810)
- Galaxy Premier (GT-I9260)
- Galaxy Express (GT-I8730)
- Galaxy Xcover 2 (GT-S7710)
- Galaxy Note (GT-N7000)
- Galaxy Ace 2 (GT-I8160)
- Galaxy Beam (GT-I8350)
- Galaxy S Advance (GT-I9070)
Please note: the list isn't complete yet.
The Motorola X Phone is rumored to have been benchmarked and is supposedly running on Key Lime Pie/Android 5.0.1 according to a new smartphone benchmark screen shot that came out recently.
The name on the benchmark results is "Google X". However, nothing "official" has come out of either Google or Motorola yet, so don't get your hopes too high. Moreover, the device won't be available until late 2013, possibly 3rd to 4th quarter this year, so we're pretty sure that many rumors of this sort will still come out during the period leading to the date of actual launch.
Next month, though, Google will possibly already introduce Key Lime Pie and some are speculating on the likelihood of a real Motorola X prototype. It will apparently have a 4.8-in display, quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip and it will work well in wet conditions just like the Sony Xperia Z can.