The Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 are first in line for the rumored Android 5.0 update which we expect Google will announce in May at Google I/O, according to a leaked list of phones getting the Android 5.0 update.
It’s no surprise to see the just announced Samsung Galaxy S4 on the list of phones likely to get an Android 5.0 update, but if Samsung can deliver fast Android 5.0 updates to the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 it will go a long way towards offering peace of mind for consumers who plan to commit to a Samsung phone for two years.
According to SamMobile, an insider at Samsung let slip a list of Samsung smartphones which will get the Android 5.0 update and many of the most popular smartphones are on the list including the Samsung Galaxy note 2 and Galaxy S3. We’ve heard rumors that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will get an upgrade with Galaxy S4 software features in an Android 4.2 update, but it’s possible some of these features will wait for a major upgrade.
The list of Android 5.0 updates for Samsung devices currently includes the following devices, but SamMobile cautions this list is not final. The list covers a variety of regional variants for each device.
- Samsung Galaxy S3
- Samsung Galaxy S4
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
- Galaxy Note 8.0
According to the leak, the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S2 will see an Android 4.2. update, but that is the last update these devices will receive.
The insider claims that the Android 5.0 update from Google is expected to be a big one, which means Samsung may need to take significant time and resources to upgrade even the Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.
Google is expected to announce Android 5.0, aka Android Key Lime Pie at Google I/O in May. So far there are few details about what to expect, but Gotta Be Mobile put together a wish list of Android 5.0 features.