Samsung Galaxy Note II users will be disappointed by the company's latest revelation about the Android 5.0 Lollipop roll-out. After promising Google's most recent update for its 2012 flagship almost three months ago, Samsung Gulf has poured cold water on any such possibility. The latest news comes via Facebook as Samsung Gulf replied to a user on the social networking site, challenging Samsung Poland's response in late March that Galaxy Note II will directly get Android 5.0.1.
Samsung Gulf's response is in line with SamMobile's recent report, which suggested no Lollipop builds for Galaxy Note II a month ago. This leaves Galaxy Note II users with Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS as the final build.
Samsung has constantly been updating its Galaxy smartphones with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Recently, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OTA was rolled out to T-Mobile variants of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, which spurred unrest among several Nexus users who hadn't received the update at the time. Most of the recent smartphones released by Samsung such as the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, S5 Active, S5 Mini and others have been updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Samsung is rolling out updates to its smartphones region by region so if you haven't received the latest Android OS on your new smartphone, its best to wait and check for updates via Settings menu.
Samsung Galaxy Note II users can alternatively enjoy the Lollipop build on their handsets through unofficial custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod 12.1. This requires rooting of the smartphone and few tricky steps to flash the new OS. There are risks of bricking the handset associated, but if you are feeling confident, here's a complete guide to walk you through the upgrade.