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Samsung will not update the Galaxy Note 8.0 to Lollipop in the UK

If you live in the UK and own a Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Note 8.0, you may want to listen up as we have some rather unfortunate news for you. Whilst responding to a query on Twitter, Samsung announced that it would not be rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to the slate.

No details were given on why the Note 8.0 will not be receiving the update, but we presume it’s due to a lack of demand. After all, the tablet wasn’t exactly a success in the UK when it first launched back in April, 2013, so it would seem that Samsung is prioritising the upgrade for more popular devices as opposed to those that are slowly dying out.

Fortunately for Galaxy Note 8.0 users elsewhere, there is a chance that the Lollipop update may still hit your tablet as it might only be scrapped for the users in the UK, and the South Korean company could have plans to distribute the firmware to other markets, but, of course, we’ll have to wait and see.

In the meantime, if you’re not happy with Samsung’s decision to can the Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 8.0 in the UK, why not drop them a line on Twitter? If enough people do it, they may reconsider their decision, which they have been known to do on the odd occasions in the past — so it’s worth a shot!

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nightshift31
nightshift31

dont feel bad lollipop 5.0.x broke 100% of devices it installed on with a memory leak the murdered batteries and the software itself is crap poorly coded

Wilksie
Wilksie

Not happy with this but I’ve gotten used to it from Samsung now.

I have a Tab 8.0 and is more than capable. Oh well, it will go on the pile of other Samsung devices I have (the Gear just crapped out on me).

robertbr
robertbr

You see their hardware everywhere, looks good, lots of functionality, you buy it then you discover various issues (bluetooth, wireless, battery etc) and then you find out that you will never get updates and you end up with a flawed product, because of google, because of samsung, it does not matter, this has been my story with all the samsung products. no updates even for flawed firmware.

arhu74
arhu74

but an ios or android update will mostly bring features touchwiz already had for years

robertbr
robertbr

This is a pathetic excuse, system updates are very important and by the way, Samsung does not update TW also, tell me please why my note 4 does not get the TW on the S6 or note 5? It is nuts man. If they are doing it to make customers angry then their strategy is very interesting. If they are doing it to make people replace their devices when a software update could do it then they should stick to producing TVs and washing machines.

robertbr
robertbr

my mother’s ipad 2 has the latest ios. It works fine. if you want updates get a nexus or an ipad. do not get samsung. my note 10.1 2014 with 3 gb of ram etc etc is still 4.4.2. Samsung behaves with phones like they are washing machines: if you want new features get a new one. what a waste of perfectly good hardware… do not get tricked like me by the nice hardware, you will feel like it is neglected and left in a dust in just a couple of months after you get it…

ozaz
ozaz

So how about a new 8″ tablet with S-Pen.
Any suggestions of that happening any time soon? (I haven’t been following along with any rumors)

cansell
cansell

So , when release android v5 fo note8 gsm/wifi!!!
I’m tired you are very slowly upgrading firemwars
Please answer!!!!

fraydz
fraydz

you know this is not an official Samsung website right ?

arhu74
arhu74

I am starting to dislike lollipop and material design more and more

tcampos
tcampos

What for?

arhu74
arhu74

I HATE the FAB (floating action button), it looks so messy, it’s unlogical. I hate the lack of seperators. I hate the enormous waste of space. I hate the stupid location of control elements (stuff should be on the bottom, not top). I hate the battery burning whites

david4270
david4270

give up Exynos 4 models….They are old enough

However Exynos 5s are enough to get M

sunny1011
sunny1011

& what about Note 10.1 2014 edition. Any information about update for the device

sanayp
sanayp

Why dont you tweet samsung