Adima, 19 Nov 2014I mean are you serious? The Exynos version hasn't got 4.4.4 still and we are talking about 5.... moreThe exynos version of s4 will jump straight to 5.0 either to move to 4.4.. hav sum patience nd lollipop on s4 9500 will b in next year early in jan-march...
Hello i have a galaxy s4 GT-I9506 black édition Will it have kitkat or lollipop ?
I mean are you serious?
The Exynos version hasn't got 4.4.4 still and we are talking about 5.0 ?
I've lost all hopes on Samsung!
I purchased a flagship hoping that there would be frequent updates.
I mean, The battery sucks Big time!
My phone goes dead with one hour of screen time. And they do nothing to rectify it.
I guess I have to shift to HTC or Nexus.
Watched a video on Youtube by SAMMOBILE.
The video shows the Android 5.0 running on S4-i9500, but the OS had some issue with Wifi and Camera. Hopefully they will resolve the issue soon and update will come for I9500.
Anonym, 04 Nov 2014On the LG side, you seem to have (conveniently) forgotten the rival to the Galaxy S3 was the L... moreLG screwed those who bought their flagship prior to the Optimus G. Remember LG Optimus 4X HD? I believe it is very much capable of running kitkat but LG seems to have abandoned it.
I don't know about you but once a company screwed me over with lack of support for a flagship, I will never support that company again.
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2014If you are so concerned about proprietary UI software support better to avoid all vendors exce... moreThe thing is, I actually like Samsung's Touchwiz UI. If I get a flagship phone, I expect to get at least the next major Custom Overlay of the phone when the new Android version comes around. If it's not asking too much, at least update the phone to the latest version of their built-in apps like the weather widget, video and music players. I know they update some of the app like their video but why can't they do what Sony is doing with their built in apps?
VinceFTW, 04 Nov 2014S3 -> ICS, Jelly Bean 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 (4.4 on 2GB versions) HTC One X -> ICS, Jelly Bea... moreOn the LG side, you seem to have (conveniently) forgotten the rival to the Galaxy S3 was the LG Optimus G, which is right now running Kitkat (in all versions) and had updates from ICS to JB and then to KK.
tyrion Lannister, 03 Nov 2014The exynos is the more powerful version. No wonder it's getting updated faster.
For compar... moreGSMArena in their performance comparison showed a minor difference between I-9500 and I-9505
Now I know Samsung is unfair!
Every Galaxy S lineup the Touchwiz is always not the same, like S4 and S5 why these phone are not the same in terms of UI but we know all of these is highend phone.
Notafan, 04 Nov 2014Samsung used to be great at supporting their flagships in terms of firmware updates. Their fla... moreS3 -> ICS, Jelly Bean 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 (4.4 on 2GB versions)
HTC One X -> ICS, Jelly Bean 4.1, 4.2.2
LG Optimus 4X HD -> ICS, Jelly Bean 4.1.2
Notafan, 04 Nov 2014Samsung used to be great at supporting their flagships in terms of firmware updates. Their fla... moreIf you are so concerned about proprietary UI software support better to avoid all vendors except motorola and nexus tag, moto/nexus is the only vendor that uses stock android and updates its phones instantly.
Samsung used to be great at supporting their flagships in terms of firmware updates. Their flagships experience at least three major firmware upgrades before
Galaxy S - Eclair, Froyo and Gingerbread
Galaxy S2 - Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jellybean
On top of that, they also manage to upgrade the Touchwiz Version of their flagships
But after starting with Galaxy S3, it now starts downhill. S3 didn't even get upgraded to Kitkat and the Touchwiz version is just partially upgraded, no new weather clock, just the re-designed settings menu
S4 didn't get a taste of the new S5 touchwiz
I am pretty sure Galaxy S5 won't get the new Touchwiz running S6
So there, I am not buying any Samsung flagship ever
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2014Samsung Galaxy S2 when gets Lolipop?s2 doesn't taste kitkat only.. how can u expect lollipop for ur s2 they already forget s3 so don't expect support for s2. from next year they will forget s4itself
Go first update for International Variant of S5 i9505 because most of users in Asia are use international version came from Samsung Store around in asia. Otherwise I will never buy any product of Samsung because you are unfair to the consumers. Its better to switch Nexus without any problem because no touchwiz needed.