Android Phones

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III will receive Android 5.0

March 18, 2013 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, Samsung


According to a report from an insider, Samsung will likely roll-out Android 5.0 (when it launches) to its flagship Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III.  Given how new the Galaxy S 4 is, we can safely assume Samsung will launch Android 5.0 for this device without a hitch.

Moving on, the Samsung Galaxy S II and the original Galaxy Note will receive an upgrade for Android 4.2.2 and stop.  It’s always sad to see a manufacturer stop R&D for new software updates, but Samsung did provide several updates for both of these devices.  For instance, the Samsung Galaxy S II began with Gingerbread, was updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, and now sits at Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

It’s nice to see Samsung already plan for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie for the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II.  Google is largely expected to introduce Android 5.0 in May during I/O, even though it is yet to be confirmed.  One of the bigger complaints among Android owners is the lack of updates from the manufacturer, so it is reassuring to see Samsung proactive about software updates.