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UK carrier says Galaxy S4 mini won’t get Lollipop due to memory limitation

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini owners who have been keeping their fingers crossed for the Android 5.0 update might not be willing to hear this, a carrier based in the UK has revealed via Twitter that the Lollipop update will not be coming to the Galaxy S4 mini due to memory limitation. This device was released back in 2013 and does support KitKat, clearly its hardware is not capable enough to ensure a smooth user experience on Lollipop.

The official support account for UK’s Three network was asked a few days back by a customer if it had any idea if or when the Lollipop update would be released for the Galaxy S4 mini on its network. After a couple of days the carrier replied that there are no plans for Lollipop on the Galaxy S4 mini “due to memory limitation.” Galaxy S4 mini users on the network who have been holding out for Lollipop should probably consider upgrading to a device that’s capable of running Lollipop.

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rherzal
rherzal

but why cyanogenmod 12 does work on s4 mini?it’s not fair!

sanayp
sanayp

cynogen mod is different from touchwiz

johnny1709
johnny1709

Yes!!! Confirmed NEWS, S4 mini to get Lollipop update!

fuadj
fuadj

WHEN??

droyx
droyx

Это делается для того,что бы люди покупали более дорогие и новые аппараты.Очень жаль если не обновят.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

This is a mistake! there was a correction made shortly after! It is going ahead with the Lollipop update. It failed the initial test but someone from Samsung corrected them and said it’s definitely going to be receiving the update.

iam12741
iam12741

Where did you see this o0MHj0o? I’m on the Three UK network and I own the S4 Mini. Please tell me that you haven’t confused this with the Three Ireland debate where Three consumers who live in Ireland will get the update but UK consumers won’t. Because if it is going ahead on Three, then I’ll do a happy dance!

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Hey, I have posted the link in another comment but it is still ‘awaiting moderation’
if you go on samsung. youmobile . org (without spaces) and go down to S4 Mini it will tell you on there. I have the phone too and it’s definitely on the way

johny jackson
johny jackson

Ok Ok I don’t care about OS update.
S4 mini is my last android phone.
I will buy Z2 this year.

suigeneris101
suigeneris101

ThreeIreland confirmed on twitter that s4 mini will get lollipop, and that it will start rolling out in the coming weeks.

bato74
bato74

No lolipop OK.But fix kitkat 4.4.2 the things to works good …if someone is close to samsung please tell that ty.

sanayp
sanayp

Some carries and unlocked phones will get lollipop update and some carries might not get it.

Its due to carrier blotware as they have their own apps which takes up some space already on 8gb device.

bato74
bato74

Ok if is truk its ok… but what abaut screen miroring not working and when video from camera mob plays whith dlna the video plays and stop and plays all the time not working wtf samsung on this way you whant to be best ???

alastairgreen_Nexus
alastairgreen_Nexus

At least Three UK is telling the truth, as the truth sincerely hurts for those hoping for Lollipop on their S4 Mini’s

Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

That was to be expected because the S3 isn’t getting it either. The S3 and S4 Mini are quite close in hardware.

promi
promi

That’s Samsung style bullshit. HTC Desire 816 have same hardware inc. memory, and already got lolipop!