In an unprecedented move, Samsung has reportedly announced that the company will release the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to Galaxy Note 2 soon.
Samsung Poland (via Twitter), while replying to a report on a leaked snapshot of Galaxy Note 2 running Lollipop, has confirmed that the Google's new candy-flavoured mobile OS will indeed be rolled out to the 2012 flagship phablet, reported the Somedroid blog
This is a welcome move by the company considering the fact that the Galaxy Note 2 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.
Samsung has not announced any actual update release time-line as such, but if the company does live up to its promise, it will certainly cheer loyal fans and sway a few more new consumers to its fold.
So far, Samsung has released the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update via OTA (Over-The-Air) and companion PC suite Kies to both the flagship devices of 2014 - Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 and also to the 2013 marquee devices - Galaxy S4 and Note 3 in select regions.
The new OS is said to bring in all Lollipop features and also all new visually appealing TouchWiz UI.
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.