The Samsung Galaxy Note II may be denied entry into the Lollipop world if the statement on Samsung Gulf's Facebook page is to be extrapolated to the global availability of the update. Thus, the two-generations-old flagship phablet is likely going to end up stuck on Android 4.4.2 KitKat in most markets.
The news comes as a disappointment after a couple of months ago it was claimed by Samsung's Polish branch than an update for the Note II was planned. It won't be the first time that a Lollipop update has been region-dependent, but the chances are indeed getting slimmer.
However, it shouldn't be a surprise in a world where even one year-old smartphones often end up without the most recent OS version and the Android realm remains heavily fragmented. The flagship status of the phablet fueled hopes that it may be graced with a new firmware, but apparently that's not going to be the case.
Update: Samsung's Spanish division has now published its own statement on the matter on its twitter page. According to it, there is in fact a Lollipop update in the works, but Samsung will only release it if it turns out problem-free. So nothing is final yet and the glimmer of hope remains.
Thanks to Aamer Siddiqui for the info!
every one aware don't buy Samsung mobile they will not update if you have one or two year old mobile now Marsha law is going on Samsung stuck on lollypop sure Samsung don't want to do any update. so no need to buy this flagship.
Really I love samsung mobile but hearing the news I really hate samsung mobile bec I am waiting for the lollipop for my note 2... but samsung is saying no update for note 2 ur fooling the peoples anyways nokia is closed next is ur term I hope so bec ...
Yes happening everywhere foolishness