Samsung mid range devices getting Android Lollipop Update

Samsung mid range devices

Samsung has recently started rolling out Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on its mid-range devices. In our article regarding Galaxy Core Prime Review and Galaxy A series review, we said Lollipop update is coming. The new Android 5 OS is bringing a lot of changes and updates. Lollipop update for Galaxy Core Prime was launched today in Poland. It is available via Kies. Many devices are on the update list.

The new Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for Galaxy A3 is rolling out. It is available for downloading and flashing. OTA rollouts are not happening currently. Only certain countries are getting updates. According to the news and firmware, Core Prime is getting Lollipop with new features. However, it may be only limited to a few models. There is no news regarding firmware for dual SIM Duos models.

The Grand Prime received Lollipop update few weeks ago. It brought some great changes with UI, icons, security patch and features. Development and testing of Android 5.0.2 update for Galaxy A5 2015 and Galaxy A7 is in process. Updates will be rolled out around the second quarter of this year. The development of Android 5.1 for Grand Prime is already in process. Most importantly Galaxy S6 Edge is also in waiting for new OS refresh.

OS Update, changes and supporting phones

Lollipop OS on Samsung Core Prime
Lollipop OS on Samsung Core Prime

Android 5.0.2 update is very important for all smartphones. This new update comes with new security patch and problem fix. A major fix includes memory leak issue fixing. Google has now fixed the issue in the new update and phone manufacturers are now making firmware.

The latest update fixes bugs, increases performance, improves battery life and provides improved materialistic design. Obviously, the update always brings better things. We don’t see that much of upgrades for Samsung devices. Samsung is very slow in updating their old phones. They focus on flagship more. It seems they are changing their trend. It was reported that they will be changing a lot of things to improve business.

Some of the smartphones that are confirmed to get the new OS updates are:

  • Galaxy Core Prime
  • Grand Prime
  • Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy A7, A5 and A3
  • Galaxy E7 and E7
  • Note 4

Galaxy Tab 4 also received the new sweet taste of Lollipop. Some news portals are saying that there won’t be a new update for Duos phone a year later. But Samsung plans to support all single and dual SIM phones equally. As said earlier Samsung doesn’t have a good reputation for updates. So we are very happy to see all these Samsung mid range devices getting a new operating system update.

Updates and Changes in new Android 5.1 Lollipop

The new OS update brings many changes. In addition, the Android 5.1 brings more changes over the 5.0 version. The major update is on memory leak. The leak issue causes slowing down of smartphone and mainly phones with less than 2 GB RAM. Therefore, we can say almost all of the phones listed above. Similarly, the new OS update is also fixing notification and interruption issue.

There is a problem of silencing phone and Alarm exception. People want their phones on silent but want Alarms to ring. Old software didn’t let this happen and now Google has fixed it. After that, we have a new “Device Protection” feature which provides more security. This brings Factory Reset protection. If someone steals your device and tries to reset it, they won’t be able to open it. Original or previous Google account is required to unlock it. However, if the owner resets the phone through settings in the right way, they don’t get this hassle.

Samsung is also bringing new UI changes. The Icons are getting more round and they are also getting a new color scheme. Settings, notification panel are also getting some changes. In conclusion, we can say that there will be a lot of positive changes in Android 5.1 Lollipop update.


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About the Author: Abhishek Chand

Structural Engineer by profession. Computer and smartphone enthusiast. Tech-savvy blogger and former Gadget reviewer of AP1 HD TV and TechnoNepal.

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