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The Samsung Galaxy S3 won’t be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop in the UK

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Samsung Mobile UK has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 won’t ever receive an official update to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The South Korean tech giant also revealed that the Galaxy Note 2 will be missing out on the longed-for upgrade too.

The news came in response to a tweet requesting information on the matter. Samsung said: “We don’t live to give out bad news Rohan but the Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 won’t be receiving the Lollipop update.”

It’s not a huge surprise – the Samsung Galaxy S3 was first released on May 29, 2012, which makes it just over three years old.

It was, however, one of the most popular phones at the time, so there’s likely to be plenty of disappointed users forlorn over the lack of support for a Lollipop upgrade.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is Google’s latest operating system, which was released late last year and has since slowly trickled out to OEM devices.

While newer Samsung handsets have received the update, the Galaxy S3 will not follow suit. In fact, the Galaxy S3 didn’t even get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat in some regions.

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It’s worth noting that this was a UK specific announcement, so the update to Lollipop may still go ahead in other regions. It’s worth checking with your local Samsung contingent.

If you’re a Galaxy S3 owner however, this may be a good opportunity to upgrade to a newer handset. That’s where a smartphone group test video might help:

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