If you own a Samsung smartphone you probably can't wait for the Lollipop update to hit your device. Today we got some Hot News from our sources regarding the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Premium Galaxy A series, and the old-but-gold Galaxy Note 2.
Galaxy A series In-Development
Samsung is currently working on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for its premium mid-range Galaxy A series. The update is expected to Roll-out to the Galaxy A7, A5 and A3 during this Quarter (Q2,2015). It will pack the Lollipop and Material Design goodies that currently existed in the Galaxy S5 and Note 4 updates.
Galaxy Note 2 Lollipop Update
Earlier last month, Samsung's old flagship Galaxy Note 2 has been officially confirmed to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The update hasn't hit hit the Development status yet and will be coming later this year, So be patient and wait a little longer.
Samsung's Android 5.1 On-Hold
Samsung's latest Android build is 5.0.2 and it may start developing on the latest Android 5.1 or 5.1.1 build after Google fixes the memory leak issue which will affect all the Galaxy smartphones performance. Google promised to fix this issue ASAP.
Samsung is working hard on providing the latest updates to its users all around the globe on all markets, one of those big markets is the Middle-East, Users in the Middle-East haven't got the update yet and users complain that updates are always late for this region.
Well, We got some Exclusive Good-News for all Samsung Galaxy S5 users in the Middle-East, The Official Arabic-supported Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware update for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) is currently under Testing and will be released very soon. We already got some Exclusive screenshots from the BETA firmware.
The update will pack Android build 5.0 with the latest Bug fixes, Stability improvements, Performance Enhancements, Material Design TouchWiz and Full Arabic language support (System, Input). If the Testing went smooth, we should see this update Available Over-the-air (OTA) in the next few weeks.
We can't currently provide you with the firmware link as it's still in BETA stages. Our source indicates that the firmware is about 1.4 GB in size and still not fully translated to Arabic (and other RTL languages). Here's the list of the Regions that will get this Update by the time the testing is done.
Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Arabic Lollipop Firmware Regions:
• Saudi Arabia (STC) - [G900FXFU1BOXX]
• Saudi Arabia - [G900FKSA1BOXX]
• Egypt - [G900FEGY1BOXX]
• United Arab Emirates - [G900FXSG1BOXX]
• Lebanon - [G900FLEB1BOXX]
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T-Mobile U.S. published its Samsung's devices Android Lollipop update status. The Carrier has already released the update to the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S5 but T-Mobile's Note 4 and Note Edge users are still waiting for their Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update.
According to the carrier's official website, T-Mobile's Galaxy Note Edge Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update status is "In-development", which means that Samsung is still working on developing the Firmware for the device variant. It will take few weeks until it goes Live.
T-Mobile's Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update status is "Testing..." which means the update is currently under testing by the carrier to determine any bugs or issues. It will take 1-2 weeks for the update to start Rolling-out, if everything in the testing process went smooth.
Stay Tuned with us and keep an Eye-out on Our Samsung Official Updates Status Page.
We reported before that Samsung is working on Android 5.1 Lollipop update for its latest flagships (S6, S6 edge, Note 4.. etc) and that the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will be the first to receive the update.
Today, our source reports that Samsung's Android 5.1 Lollipop firmwares for its latest flagships Galaxy S6 (SM-G920) and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925) are currently In-development. We don't have a change-log for the update currently as it's still in early development stages, but we can say that it will bring few UI changes to the TouchWiz along with various security enhancements, bug fixes and performance improvements. The update is expected to start rolling-out by Early Q3,2015, However, this date is not yet confirmed.
In other hands, Samsung is preparing a similar Android 5.1 Lollipop update the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge users with changes to the TouchWiz UI and new features too. Still, there is no reports if the Note 4 Lollipop 5.1 firmware has entered the development stages or not.
Follow Samsung's Official Lollipop Updates Page and Stay tuned for more info regarding Samsung's Android 5.1 Lollipop update.
Well, T-Mobile's official website has just confirmed that Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Update is currently in under Manufacturer Development which means the update hits the "In-Development" stage.
This confirms that Samsung is currently working on developing the Lollipop update for the Galaxy Tab 4 family, this is good news for the Tab 4 users. We currently have no info which of the Tab 4 family will get the update first (Tab 4 7.0 - Tab 4 8.0 - Tab 4 10.1) but they all will receive the same update.
The Update will be very similar to the one on the Galaxy Tab S, including a New TouchWiz UI for tablets with Material Design, New Notifications panels, New lock-screen, improved muti-tasking mode along with various bug fixes and performance improvements.
Stay tuned and Follow our Samsung Official Updates Page for Latest Info.
Samsung didn't forget it's loyal Galaxy Note 10.1 users. Today, we can confirm that the Official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition (SM-P607) is confirmed and currently "In-development" which means Samsung is still working on building the update.
The information came from the official T-Mobile website, mentioning that "T-Mobile and the device manufacturer have agreed to support a new software update." The developing of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Lollipop 5.0.2 update will take up to 1 month at least and another couple of weeks for testing.
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop will bring New TouchWiz UI with Material Designs, New Apps, updated notifications Panel, New lockscreen and various bug fixes and huge performance enhancements to the 2 years old Note.
For now Only the 2014 Edition of the Galaxy Note 10.1 will get the Lollipop Update, Samsung has no plans on updating the first Galaxy Note 10.1 that was released on 2013. Stay Tuned and Follow Our Samsung Official Updates Page for latest News.
UPDATE Sep,29th 2015
The Android 5.0.2 Lolllipop is rolling-out to the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition and Available for Download HERE.