No Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie for Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note?

No Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie for Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note?We're expecting Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie to debut at Google's I/O in May, and a Samsung insider has just ratcheted up the intrigue by revealing which of the company's handsets are in line for an update.

If the anonymous source is believed, just five current Samsung mobile devices will reach the KLP promised land.

However, the jump to Android 5.0 will be a bridge too far for older favourites like the Galaxy S II and the original Galaxy Note.

As for the five chosen ones, they are the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S4 (obviously), the Galaxy Note II, and the Galaxy Note 8.0 and Note 10.1.

Those are pretty much the names you'd expect, but it means Jelly Bean is the end of the line for a long list of Samsung handsets knocking about.

The Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note are the most prominent to lose out, but it's also interesting to see the likes of the Galaxy S III Mini listed, given that the Mini is actually newer than the full-blown Galaxy S III. Maybe Samsung has finally realised what everyone else knew from the start – that the S III Mini is a bit of a waste of time and not worth the update.

That said, the insider made it clear that the list isn't final, and that the majority of phones that don't make the upgrade will still be in line for a more modest value pack update at some point through the year.

Just so they don't feel totally left out, y'know?

Via SamMobile

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:10

The Note 1 is a surprise, also....

mightyforest  Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:16

lets see if people make a bigger deal of this then when win 7 phones didnt upgrade to wp8

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:17

The Note 1 is a surprise, also....
Well it has basically the same hardware as the S2, so it's not a massive shock. We won't see Key Lime Pie until after Google I/O, by which time the S2 is well over two years old.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:18

lets see if people make a bigger deal of this then when win 7 phones didnt upgrade to wp8
That was a whole OS, some phones which were running it (Lumia 900) were only a few months old.

mightyforest  Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:21

they got 7.5 then 7.8 , thats 2 upgrades

Magicrevolver  Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:34

I've got a SIII mini and I think it's great, not a waste of time at all. It's ideal for those who don't want giant screens. It's a shame in might not get the update.

Pondlife  Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:43

they got 7.5 then 7.8 , thats 2 upgrades

Well 7.8 is more half an update but as the s2 will have had 3 I'm not sure what point you are trying to make.

Pondlife  Mar. 19, 2013 at 10:51

Surely it makes more sense for them to wait and see the finished klp before working out which will be able to update to it?

JohnnyUtah  Mar. 19, 2013 at 11:06

Hardly bothered or surprised as I'm still waiting for the official Jelly Bean update to roll out from Samsung for my sim-free S2. Cannot blame the network this time as I see the likes of Voda have already started.

ewidfhs  Mar. 19, 2013 at 11:08

Why is anyone surprised by this? Rolling out the update to old devices simply removes one of the incentives for people to upgrade to a newer phone. End result would be less money for $am$ung.

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 19, 2013 at 11:15

Surely it makes more sense for them to wait and see the finished klp before working out which will be able to update to it?

Or if it makes any sense at all?
ICS was a botched attempt that introduced more bugs than features. Jelly Bean is what ICS should have been from the start. KLP could be another disaster.

Pondlife  Mar. 19, 2013 at 11:37

I've got a SIII mini and I think it's great, not a waste of time at all. It's ideal for those who don't want giant screens. It's a shame in might not get the update.

Ideal for those who want to throw money at samsung for a phone worse and more expensive than the s2 too

Pondlife  Mar. 19, 2013 at 11:47

Hardly bothered or surprised as I'm still waiting for the official Jelly Bean update to roll out from Samsung for my sim-free S2. Cannot blame the network this time as I see the likes of Voda have already started.

Weird thought it was out two months ago.
http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/news/2013/01/android_jelly_bean_lands_on_samsung_galaxy_s2_in_uk/
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/438168/20130222/galaxys2-i9100-xwlse-jellybean-official-update-release.htm

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 11:47

I've got a SIII mini and I think it's great, not a waste of time at all. It's ideal for those who don't want giant screens. It's a shame in might not get the update.

Ideal for those who want to throw money at samsung for a phone worse and more expensive than the s2 too

Couldn't put it better myself.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 11:48

lets see if people make a bigger deal of this then when win 7 phones didnt upgrade to wp8

Well... this covers a lot more units than all WP7 handsets combined at that time... On the other hand, Android devices NOT getting updates - that isn't exactly news, is it? :p
Another difference is that WP8 was a much bigger update - as matt said "a whole OS"...
Designed for different hardware, killing the dependence on Zune etc.... But then, one could argue that MS, Nokia et al were deviously ambiguous about info regarding "Apollo"... On more than one occasion Nokia sources made it sound as though the 900 at least was going to get WP8. Not explicitely, but still...

I recently got updates for my old Nokia E75 - but those times are over, lets face it.
Multiple flagships within a 12 months period are now the norm; Android fans - according to some surveys - change handsets every 6 months or so etc etc

Also: whenever, in 2009, someone criticised the fact that many Android apps don't run on phones with odd resolutions, the defenders would say, "ah, but wait - Eclair/Android 2 will change that..."... Ahem, no, it hasn't. That is 3 1/2 years ago. My Moto Pro+ runs about 1/2 of all available apps, and of those 1/2 look idiotic. When I had the Note 1 and 2 the situation was similar - some apps would land on the device as tablet apps - with microscopic menus, while other apps were upscaled to get that Crayola look....
Why am I bringing that up? Best to get a phone you can live with there and then. There is no guaranteed fix in THAT NEXT upgrade. I've been ranting since 2005 against the trend of turning consumers into beta testers... Sony Ericsson's P-series, or their X1 etc etc

iOS 6.1? It's obvious it created more problems than it solved etc etc...

Stelph  Mar. 19, 2013 at 12:10

Read the article and the comments and my only comment is damn you for putting that picture at the top, now have serious cheesecake cravings

Magicrevolver  Mar. 19, 2013 at 12:26

I've got a SIII mini and I think it's great, not a waste of time at all. It's ideal for those who don't want giant screens. It's a shame in might not get the update.

Ideal for those who want to throw money at samsung for a phone worse and more expensive than the s2 too


I got the phone as part of a good deal, I admit it is a little expensive sim-free. However I like it, it's the perfect size for me and that what is important not a spec comparison chart. It is whatever fits the user best.
Also it is not more expensive than the S2 (currently £269 on Amazon - SIII mini is £222)

Pondlife  Mar. 19, 2013 at 12:31

It's because of those specs that it may not get the upgrade though.

Magicrevolver  Mar. 19, 2013 at 12:42

It's because of those specs that it may not get the upgrade though.

True but the SII definitely won't.

Pondlife  Mar. 19, 2013 at 12:45

Why is anyone surprised by this? Rolling out the update to old devices simply removes one of the incentives for people to upgrade to a newer phone. End result would be less money for $am$ung.

Cute attempt to make them look the worst but they are one of the better ones for supporting their phones. Certainly no Sony 2011 phone will get Jelly bean, and HTC aren't providing one for the Sensation.

mightyforest  Mar. 19, 2013 at 12:46

so everyone "Upgrade time"

Pondlife  Mar. 19, 2013 at 12:50

It's because of those specs that it may not get the upgrade though.

True but the SII definitely won't.


Actually that's not definite as this list isn't official, but I'll agree it's rather unlikely.

Regardless it has unofficial 4.2.2 already and will likely get 5 the same way.

IndianaBlues  Mar. 19, 2013 at 12:58

Read the article and the comments and my only comment is damn you for putting that picture at the top, now have serious cheesecake cravings

But that's Key Lime Pie, surely? A completely different kettle of fish...or, limes, condensed milk and egg yolks, if you prefer your KLP a little less fishy :)

JohnnyUtah  Mar. 19, 2013 at 13:38

Hardly bothered or surprised as I'm still waiting for the official Jelly Bean update to roll out from Samsung for my sim-free S2. Cannot blame the network this time as I see the likes of Voda have already started.

Weird thought it was out two months ago.
http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/news/2013/01/android_jelly_bean_lands_on_samsung_galaxy_s2_in_uk/
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/438168/20130222/galaxys2-i9100-xwlse-jellybean-official-update-release.htm


Nice article but scan down to the comments section where they asked S2 users to give feedback on how they found the Jellybean update and you will find a string of frustrated S2 users still waiting for the official S2 release. Not everyone wants to toddle over to XDA and risk bricking their phones.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 19, 2013 at 13:42

Hardly bothered or surprised as I'm still waiting for the official Jelly Bean update to roll out from Samsung for my sim-free S2. Cannot blame the network this time as I see the likes of Voda have already started.

Weird thought it was out two months ago.
http://www.uswitch.com/mobiles/news/2013/01/android_jelly_bean_lands_on_samsung_galaxy_s2_in_uk/
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/438168/20130222/galaxys2-i9100-xwlse-jellybean-official-update-release.htm


Nice article but scan down to the comments section where they asked S2 users to give feedback on how they found the Jellybean update and you will find a string of frustrated S2 users still waiting for the official S2 release. Not everyone wants to toddle over to XDA and risk bricking their phones.

Bricking an S2 is nigh on impossible, I did everything under the sun to mine and there was never anything ODIN couldn't fix.

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