It appears as if the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will in fact be receiving an Android 5.0 Lollipop update, along with the Galaxy A series. A report cites a new internal document from Samsung confirming the release.
Samsung has been busy developing and releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for its most recent smartphones, and the company has already released the update in some regions for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy S5 Sport.
Missing from the list so far has been the Galaxy Note 2, the company's aging former flagship phablet. The Note 2 has been the subject of widespread speculation and rumors as to whether the device would be receiving a taste of Lollipop.
Note 2 owners were hopeful when regional arms of Samsung in Europe's Nordic region apparently confirmed that the smartphone would in fact receive an Android 5.0 lollipop update. However, as regional arms of the company have put out inaccurate information in the past regarding software updates, many remained skeptical.
That skepticism seemed justified when a recent report from what was touted as a reputable insider indicated that no Galaxy Note 2 Lollipop update was currently in development. The report cast doubt on whether the Note 2 would in fact ever be receiving an Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Now, a new report shows an internal document from Samsung indicating that Android 5.0 Lollipop has indeed been approved for the Galaxy Note 2, along with the mid-range Galaxy A series, which includes the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7. All are shown with an estimated release date of June 2015.
The document also shows the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 3 Neo updates in the final testing phase and slated for a May release. As we reported, AT&T recently released its Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy Alpha in the U.S., where the smartphone is an exclusive variant.