The Galaxy Note II is currently being referred to as the best smartphone of 2012 by its users, and although the phone is pretty darn old, people were still hoping to see an update to Android Lollipop arriving on it soon enough. Those hopes have just been shattered by Samsung who has confirmed on Facebook that the Galaxy Note II would not be getting anymore updates in the future. Although it’s understandable that Samsung would drop support for a phone as old as the Galaxy Note II, users are saying that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer should take a page from the Apple book of support and keep updating their older devices, too.
The Galaxy Note II is still fairly popular because it is an accessible smartphone for those who can’t splurge on the latest flagship smartphone. Even if the Galaxy Note II is outdated, it can still be a good daily driver for many Android users. The fact that the Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note II has been cancelled comes as no surprise, as Samsung is trying to revamp its legacy with new metal-clad smartphones like the Galaxy S6 and even the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge.
Despite the hundreds of rumors and insider information about the Galaxy Note II Android 5.0 Lollipop update would be coming this year, it seems those were completely unfounded. Samsung Gulf was the one to confirm the cancellation of the update for the 2012 flagship, so there might still be hope for version sold outside of the Persian Gulf. We can’t confirm that statement, but it can definitely be considered a possibility. Until we hear more about the Galaxy Note II Android Lollipop update, we should remain skeptical of how broad the Samsung Gulf statement actually is in relation to variants of the phone sold globally.