Rumor: Upcoming Samsung Devices to Pack Android 5.0?

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A report from Samsung-centric blog, SamMobile, posted Tuesday morning discusses the potential of a “handful of Galaxy series smartphones” being rumored to see the Android 5.0 update. Dubbed ‘Key Lime Pie,’ Google is expected to announce their newest, post-Jelly Bean Android operating system at their next I/O event.

The “insider pre-list” puts five Samsung devices in the ‘to be updated to Key Lime Pie’ category: the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Note II, Note 8.0 and Note 10.1 were the only ones mentioned that may see Android 5.0.

Also, the list states that Samsung will be updating the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, though ceasing further OS updates for those devices afterwards. As Google will most likely roll out their new phones, Samsung is expected to hold off for a bit longer.

Good news for average Samsung customers: “plenty of MID-range Android devices of 2012/2013 will also receive a value pack update.”

Below is the insider list, as posted by the reliable tech-rumor blog, SamMobile:

* End at Android 4.2.2 update.
GT-I9080 – Galaxy Grand
GT-I9082 – Galaxy Grand DUOS
GT-I8160 – Galaxy Ace 2
GT-I8190 – Galaxy S III mini
GT-I8350 – Galaxy Beam
GT-I8730 – Galaxy Express
GT-I9070 – Galaxy S Advance
GT-I9100 – Galaxy S II
GT-I9105 – Galaxy S II Plus
GT-I9260 – Galaxy Premier
GT-N7000 – Galaxy Note
GT-S6310 – Galaxy Young
GT-S6312 – Galaxy Young DUOS
GT-S6810 – Galaxy Fame
GT-S7710 – Galaxy X Cover 2

To get Android 5.0.
GT-I9300 – Galaxy S III
GT-I9305 – Galaxy S III LTE
GT-I9500 – Galaxy S 4
GT-I9505 – Galaxy S 4 LTE
GT-N5100 – Galaxy Note 8.0
GT-N5105 – Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE
GT-N5110 – Galaxy Note 8.0 Wi-Fi
GT-N7100 – Galaxy Note II
GT-N7105 – Galaxy Note II LTE
GT-N8000 – Galaxy Note 10.1
GT-N8005 – Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE
GT-N8010 – Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi

Do be advised that this is simply a rumored ‘pre-list.’ Although your favorite Samsung device may be in either of the above groups, there are no guarantees that it’s proposed speculation will reach fruition. But as always, we’ll keep you in the know as the official details surface.


<Source: SamMobile>

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  • Petra

    ‘Key Lime Pie’ is actually ‘KitKat’ and is not 5.0 but 4.4, isn’t it?
    Android 4.3 is actoally ‘Jelly Bean’. In my opinion you have to correct this.
    An update is necessary.