The recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumoured to be among a small number of Android devices to get early access to version 5.0 of the mobile OS, named 'Key Lime Pie'.
SamMobile reports that a select few versions of Samsung's 'Galaxy' devices will see the 5.0 OS update, widely believed to be announced at Google's upcoming I/O conference in May. An insider speaking to SamMobile confirmed the next version of Google's mobile OS, which captured close to 70% of the global smartphone market in 2012, will contain significant updates. Among the most desired features that users would like to see in the 5.0 update are an improved browser, better integration between Android tablets and smartphones, and more fluid social network integration.
The same source reports some Samsung models including the Galaxy S2, original Galaxy Note, Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Young, Galaxy Premier and Galaxy Ace will not see updates beyond 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).
Below is a full list of Samsung's devices that will and will not support the 'Key Lime Pie' update.
|End at Android 4.2.2 update||To get Android 5.0|
|GT-I9080 – Galaxy Grand||GT-I9300 – Galaxy S III|
|GT-I9082 – Galaxy Grand DUOS||GT-I9305 – Galaxy S III LTE|
|GT-I8160 – Galaxy Ace 2||GT-I9500 – Galaxy S 4|
|GT-I8190 – Galaxy S III mini||GT-I9505 – Galaxy S 4 LTE|
|GT-I8350 – Galaxy Beam||GT-N5100 – Galaxy Note 8.0|
|GT-I8730 – Galaxy Express||GT-N5105 – Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE|
|GT-I9070 – Galaxy S Advance||GT-N5110 – Galaxy Note 8.0 Wi-Fi|
|GT-I9100 – Galaxy S II||GT-N7100 – Galaxy Note II|
|GT-I9105 – Galaxy S II Plus||GT-N7105 – Galaxy Note II LTE|
|GT-I9260 – Galaxy Premier||GT-N8000 – Galaxy Note 10.1|
|GT-N7000 – Galaxy Note||GT-N8005 – Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE|
|GT-S6310 – Galaxy Young||GT-N8010 – Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi|
|GT-S6312 – Galaxy Young DUOS|
|GT-S6810 – Galaxy Fame|
|GT-S7710 – Galaxy X Cover 2|