Earlier in May, Samsung Danmark confirmed that Galaxy Note 2 will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update later this year with no confirmed date. However, Samsung said that the phablet's update will NOT be available to all Regions.
Now, some Un-confirmed reports from Samsung UK hints that Galaxy Note 2 and Note 2 4G won't be getting its official Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the UK. SamsungUK's official twitter account mentioned that "Note 2 will not be receiving the Lollipop update in the UK" which confirms the reports we got, there is still no clear reason why the update is not going to be released.
@WesoLabeshnai We don't like to give out bad news Rohan but the Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 won't be receiving the Lollipop update.— Samsung Mobile UK (@SamsungMobileUK) July 4, 2015
Last Month, Samsung Gulf confirmed that it won't be releasing the Lollipop update to the Galaxy Note 2 as well.
It's a surprise that Samsung announced it's going to update this 3 years old device to Lollipop. Worth mentioning, the Galaxy Note 2 was launched with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, Exynos 4412 CPU and 2 GB Ram. These reports are still unconfirmed, so there is still hope that Note 2 users may taste Lollipop after all, so Stay tuned for more info!
Samsung has already released the Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition (SM-G531) which is exactly the same as the original Grand Prime but drops Snapdragon 410 chipset, replacing it with a Marvell PXA1908 Quad-core 64-bit processor (Cortex-A53) CPU and a new Vivante GC7000 GPU, the Value Edition is launching with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and its official firmwares are already available for Download HERE.
However, Today, SamsungUK published some unconfirmed news that the Original Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530) will not be getting the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update which runs a Snapdragon 410 CPU with 1GB RAM. There is no official explanation for this, even if the Galaxy Grand Prime is almost the same specs as Galaxy Core Prime.
@emmanuelvandyck We never want to be the bearer of unwanted news, but the Grand Prime will not be moving to the Lollipop Operating System.— Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) July 25, 2015
This news will upset all the Grand Prime owners, We don't take information from tweets but we keep track of all kind of official news regarding Samsung updates. YouMobile will contact Samsung for further confirmation regarding this news, Stay tuned!
After contacting SamsungUK it turns out that this info was a incorrect and it's a mistake made by the social manager due to small confusion. In other hands, none of the UK carriers are officially selling the Samsung Grand Prime (locked or unlocked). However, UK users can still get the unlocked european variant from Amazon UK or any other online retailer.
So to all Galaxy Grand Prime, keep Calm and wait for your Lollipop update, there is still hope.
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