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Do Samsung users passionately care about getting latest Android versions? Your vote matters!

Do you care about Android updates or only security/bugfixes?

We have already reviewed Samsung’s messed up policy for Android updates, the company usually sends out updates with bug fixes and security improvements but doesn’t bump up the Android version. This can end up confusing the user since many devices are still running Android 5.0 and users are concerned about when the latest iteration of Android will arrive for their handset. Many arguments can be made for and against this practice but we’re really interested in finding out what you think about it. We have created this poll to find out what our readers think about this policy, do caste your vote and drop a comment to let us know how you feel about this.

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yeinerxd18
yeinerxd18

muy bueno

puckinnutz
puckinnutz

I have a Tab S 8.4 and want Marshmallow to improve battery and performance, I spent alot on that tablet and I want it kept current if my hardware can handle it.

zizidor
zizidor

Read this:
http://www.sammobile.com/2015/02/25/galaxy-s5-mini-scheduled-to-get-lollipop-update-in-q2-15/

Then check this:
http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-G800F/

That’s how Samsung makes his customers disappointed.
The question is: WHY?

minnona1
minnona1

I want Android 6.0 on note 3 with the new touchwiz.

calaisz
calaisz

yeah its a rather silly question/poll, first smartphone was the lg optimus p500. i’ve been with samsung ever since, $500 Galaxy S3 LTE i9305, $800 Galaxy S4 i9505, $1400 Galaxy S6 Edge Plus 64gb g928i – An extreme amount for a mobile phone, really for that sort of money there should be a dedicated team and weekly updates! Paid well over $3000 including accessories to flash the Samsung flagship products and brand all around the place and having to wait for extreme lengths for updates is not right. especially the s4 lollipop update, aus telstra biggest mobile provider STILL hasn’t… Read more »

jantzeneros
jantzeneros

I think samsung should upgrade all of their phones especially the mid-range devices with really good features, just like the galaxy core prime because it doesn’t look and feel good with android kitkat

lvdubn
lvdubn

Is this question some kind of joke?

sociologist
sociologist

Samsung is really slow at getting updates out for Android 6.0. I think that Google should have the OEMs release the new OS at the same time for all phones just like Apple does for all its phones. I think Samsung is so slow at releasing updates because they release so many new devices.

zizidor
zizidor

I have an S5 mini. They announced a lollipop update on twitter, 10 months ago. It wasn’t released yet, but this month (8th dec) we got an update. Still a 4.4.2 version which was built on 9th september. They just keep on telling us the update is “coming soon”.
Ridiculous and disappointing. I will avoid Samsung products in the future.

itsaneeshpv
itsaneeshpv

I have bought my new Note 5 on last saturday, giving off my Nexus 5X. Only one thing I miss from that nexus is Doze, battery saving feature and as well as the marshmallow on it. Eagerly waiting for the Marshmallow update on Note 5.

Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

Well, see, of course I’d love to have the latest updates, complete with all their bug fixes, latest features and security. But I don’t care so much that I would pay mothership smartphone dollars for it. I’m still using a Galaxy Note II running 4.4 Kitkat which is absolutely great. I’d love to try Android 6.0, but I’d love even more to be able to use this phone for another two years.

d4m4g3
d4m4g3

YES, updates DO matter. Some people have the same phones for a long time, which isn’t a bad thing if it’s an okay device for them. But they are left behind because the manufacturers don’t update them, so we’ll end up with an out-of-date software. Some apps don’t even work on older Android versions, so you’ll have to buy another phone. That’s messed up. I understand they want to buy phones every two years, but that’s not gonna happen for everyone, so they better think of something, a middle solution, best for both parts. For example I have a Note… Read more »

nattyboy
nattyboy

I need lollipop for galaxy mega 6.3 GT-I9205

jahan008
jahan008

I love you samsung
plz sm-G925I to android 6
plz no Bugs

zizidor
zizidor

Samsung didn’t produce any marshmallow roms yet. 🙁

Hamed RIEUM
Hamed RIEUM

Let’s make Samsung promote customer service and support. Search for the page ”Android 6 for Note 3” on Facebook. There you will find great instructions to get what we deserve. DON’T GIVE UP!

Luis Pascual
Luis Pascual

I own a note 3 also, but Samsung won’t do anything. Why do we complain, let tthem do what they want. Anyways, we decide if we stay or leave. We feed them.

cotti24e
cotti24e

S6 Edge G925F getting no updates for like a month. When it will update to Marshmallow ?!

Channel42x
Channel42x

My Note 4 got no updates anymore since April. Bitch please.

Nine54
Nine54

If there have been lawsuits about the inability to remove pre-installed apps, I’m amazed there hasn’t been one about device updates. Updates increase the longevity of your device, add new capabilities, and fix bugs or security issues–all of which increase the ROI and value of your purchase. Consumers are being denied these benefits not because of technical reasons, but rather, because of arbitrary decisions based on the interests of everyone except the consumer. Imagine if you couldn’t upgrade the OS on the PC you bought? I understand the reluctance of carriers to just push out updates without testing. They’re on… Read more »

moc32
moc32

My first Samsung smarrtphone was the international version of the famous Galaxy S3. Samsung didn’t upgrade it to kitkat because it just had 1 Gb RAM. Now I have a GS5 and once consider to upgrade to GS6 but since Samsung tends to drop fast support for previous flagship I am not anymore sure to stay with Samsung.

Solun
Solun

That is not entirely true. Google supports it´s own device for 18 months. Samsung usually 20 months so there is a higher chance you will get one more update compared to what Google recommends. Also people focus too much on getting something new for no additional investment and that is normal but in fact they don´t realize when Samsung introduces new products, they always sell you the features that are already there, they never promise getting something new over the months. You buy the device “as it is” when you buy it and should count on the company to fix… Read more »

evrisk
evrisk

I was a Nexus user for years. Had the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. While the vanilla android roms are smooth as butter and you get the latest version of android they have a lot of problems. Random freezes, restarts black screens and many more bugs. The Nexus line gets the android first and along with it it gets all the problems first. Nexus 4 was dropped from support and it won’t get marshmallow while its hardware can. I know it’s not a big deal since there are custom roms but even Nexus line gets only 2 yeas… Read more »

Hamed RIEUM
Hamed RIEUM

Of course we do! We expect at least two years of major updates support, and 3 or more years for minor and bug fix support. But unfortunately, that’s not what we’re getting! We spent a lot of money to buy a premium device, like my own Note 3, but the support we’re getting is disrespectful to say the least!

Solun
Solun

This poll is useless. You can tell just from the options shown. The person who prepared this has obviously no background in statistics or research.

warlockba
warlockba

Honestly, most of Samsung users did not see the full extent of Android 5.0.x nor 6.0.x because Samsung already fixed a lot of what Google messed up in those versions.
So just having the latest version, at least starting with version 5 of Android is not anymore the wisest choice.
Honestly I wish for security fixes the most, and second, a stable phone. Just having the latest version “just because”, is pointless, as it often renders your phone useless.

Issyman
Issyman

I really don’t care that much about a new version of Android. I have a Note 4, so I pretty use to waiting for an update for the phone. I although do think security and bug fixes to be important.

rocketosagie69
rocketosagie69

please Samsung i want you to release all versions at the same time around the world not just send to specific countries first. This is what i really want… Thanks

piero garavito
piero garavito

I use odin and download firmwares but i ged mad when a version like for example s5 mini G800H get lollipop and other versions like G800M or G800F don get nothing and take days weeks and months !!!!!

chidisstillfly
chidisstillfly

An option for me isn’t here. If there’s a patch that needs to be released, it’ll come. I’ve never had a virus on any of my Android devices so I doubt I’ll get on each between malware discovery and malware patch especially because I’m already cautious. What I care more about are features. I cared about receiving Samsung Pay. Now, I want Apps edge. Other Galaxy S6 edge’s got it but Verizon didn’t add it in their update. So, for me, I’m hoping Marshmallow addresses this. But yeah, I care more about the features.