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Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Alpha and S5 Mini All Receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 Mini will all be receiving official updates to Android 5.0 Lollipop, according to a new report.

Samsung has officially announced its intention to update three additional devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop — the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Alpha and the Galaxy S5 Mini. These handsets will join the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy S4, all of which have already received Lollipop updates in at least one region.

The confirmation of the updates comes from Samsung's regional arm in the Nordic region of Europe, specifically Finland and Denmark, which stated that the updates would be coming "later in 2015" but gave no specific details.

Other European regional arms of Samsung previously announced that the company plans to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy S5 Mini. In February, Samsung France tweeted that the update for the S5 Mini would be available in the second quarter of 2015. In the same month, Samsung Poland responded to an inquiry about the update for the Note 2 by tweeting that the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the device will eventually be available but provided no further details.

This is the first time, however, that Samsung has confirmed an Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy Alpha, so this is particularly good news for owners of that smartphone. While the Alpha and S5 Mini were widely expected to eventually receive the update after the primary rollout to Samsung's flagship devices, Note 2 owners have been unsure whether they would get it, considering the age of the device. It's good to see that Samsung is showing some love to early supporters of the Note series by still offering them the latest OS update. However, exactly when the update will actually hit users smartphones is anyone's guess.

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