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The Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop in Q3 2015

The Galaxy E5 and Galaxy E7 are two of the best mid-range smartphones Samsung has made in the history of its smartphone business, and have been doing pretty well in terms of sales, at least in emerging markets like India. The biggest draw of the two devices, as we noted in our review, is the fast and smooth software, especially when you compare it to how non-flagship phones from the Korean manufacturer have performed in the past.

We had said in our review that the Galaxy E5 and E7 will be updated to Lollipop, which should further improve the software experience, but we were barely going on a hunch at the time. However, we can now confirm that both devices will be updated to Android 5.0, and the update should arrive at any time in the third quarter this year. The third quarter is no doubt a pretty late time frame considering we will have Android M on the horizon in a couple of months, but it’s not entirely surprising considering the Galaxy E series falls in the affordable mid-range category.

Android 5.0 might not boast a huge list of user-facing features, but it’s still a huge update, especially in terms of performance. As far as Android M is concerned, it’s pretty much a guarantee that the Galaxy E5 and E7 won’t be on the list of eligible devices, though Samsung is always welcome to surprise us.

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uttaran96
uttaran96

SAMSUNG why dont you release lollipop update for e series

bugraherdem
bugraherdem

I get very afraid again regret my samsung

bugraherdem
bugraherdem

galaxy e7 update still did not. Why did not update ? . e5 to update arrived. I regret that I get samsung .updating your very wicked.We want some privileged update coming to e7.

Tarllys Almeida
Tarllys Almeida

Então quer dizer que essa publicação e Falsa que ja estão falando que o GALAXY E7 NÃO VAI RECEBER O LOLLIPOP MAIS EAE SAMSUNG COMO ASSIM NÃO VAMOS TER O LOLLIPOP NO GALAXY E7 ? QUERO O LOLLIPOP NO MEU GALAXY E7 (SM-E700M)

yusdiandr
yusdiandr

Thank you for updateting to lollipop 🙂

debtanukanrar1996
debtanukanrar1996

we want lollipop in grand 2………..

Phoenixx_93
Phoenixx_93

That’s sounds good and where is the lolipop update for my sm-g357fz? 😀

pars1992
pars1992

waiting for Lollipop for Grand Prime Duos . long time …

ekualizak
ekualizak

Wouu por fin tengo noticias al respecto pensé que no tendría actualización espero que sea todos los modelos como el SM-E700M, por cierto tuve un s3 pero lo dejaron en 4.3 hasta el momento este modelo E7 no defrauda =)

phuoclove89
phuoclove89

My note 3 neo N7507 from TaiWan update kitkat of Lolipop for me !

Tarllys Almeida
Tarllys Almeida

ALELUIA que vai atualizar o Galaxy E7 já tava passando da hora de atualizar ele.

jhonifumo20
jhonifumo20

Porfin tentendre lollipop en mi galaxy e5.. llega tarde pero lo importante es que tendre mi actualizacion

Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

I’m delighted that the midrange devices are getting their Lollipop fix now. Samsung has really been amazing in updating their devices, lately.

sanayp
sanayp

Too late samsung Q3 that will be 10 months after Lollipop was released by google so I will get a Moto phone at least I will get updates very quickly and always have latest os.

Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

It’s not too late at all. Lollipop is a very mature OS. If you’ve read into the changes that Android M is bringing, you’ll notice that, while they’re all nice changes, none of them make an essential difference to the OS. I’d dare to say that Android M is sort of an Android Lollipop Plus. In fact, I wouldn’t have blamed them if they had still named the OS Lollipop, but I digress. Android 5.0 is extremely stable, extremely versatile and it looks good. Android 4.4 Kitkat was very good too. A phone with android Kitkat or Lollipop is a… Read more »

sanayp
sanayp

I would never. I still have an S3 and hope it would get lollipop on day. Some miracle will happen that magically they release it to s3

sanayp
sanayp

Do you have news when the Galaxy Ace 4 SM-G357FZ will be getting Android Lollipop update at all