Smartphone leader Samsung is almost done with releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop to all flagship devices; now the company has reportedly shifted focus on rolling out the update to the popular metal-clad Galaxy A series handsets.
Samsung community blog SamMobile, citing sources inside the South Korean company, has begun developing Android 5.0 Lollipop compatible to Galaxy A-series devices- A7, A5 and A3. All three devices that recently went on sale in select regions of globe came with Android 4.4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box.
However, there is no word on whether the company has any plans to release the update first to Galaxy Alpha, Samsung's first metal-frame based smartphone to hit the market. We believe that Galaxy Alpha being a flagship device, it is most likely to receive the update just like Galaxy S5, Note 4, Galaxy S4 and Note 3, probably in a few weeks' time.
In a related development, SamMobile has learnt that Galaxy Note 2 might not get the Android 5.0 Lollipop after all. Sources say that there is no mention of work-log on update for 2012 marquee phablet inside the Samsung's software development division.
Last month, out of the blue, Poland arm of Samsung, in a reply to fan's Twitter questionnaire, confirmed that the 2012 flagship phablet will receive the new Google mobile OS.
Back then, nobody expected Samsung to announce the new Lollipop for Galaxy Note 2 since it is more than two years old, well past the 18-month contract clause, which made the company no more obligated to release the update to the phone.
However, Samsung Poland and later by the Finland arm, brought cheers to loyal fans. Now if SamMobile's report is to be believed, this might crush the hearts of the Galaxy Note 2 owners. They will now be forced to look for custom ROMs.
Google's new Android v5.0 Lollipop OS comes with completely new design language –" Material Design" – bringing in interactive user interface, lots of animation graphics, replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default runtime, which will bring improvement in performance and battery-life enhancements.