As Samsung is focusing on solving problems and pushing out updates for its main flagship smartphones, most mid or low-end Samsung devices aren’t getting the Android Lollipop love users are hoping for. Fortunately, the mid-range Samsung Galaxy Prime is one of the exceptions, and it has been confirmed that the phone will be receiving Lollipop soon. Up until now, we believed that the phone will get the 5.1 version outright, but it turns out, Samsung will be pushing out a customized version of the 5.0.2 Lollipop to it.
According to SamMobile, a well known and reliable source when it comes to everything Samsung related, the Galaxy Prime will be getting most features included in Android Lollipop, with some minor tweaks here and there, designed as a bypass to the phone’s mediocre hardware. Due to the new ART runtime, you can expect minor boosts in performance. Most core Lollipop features will be included, and you’ll see some touches of Material Design, although not everywhere and not in every app. Still, something is better than nothing, and it’s nice to see a mid-ranged phone such as the Samsung Galaxy Prime getting some Android Lollipop sugary love.
The current version being tested on the phone, 5.0.2, is likely to be the one to be released, although this is not set in stone. What we know for sure is that this is the OS version SamMobile got to test, and the photos definitely look promising. There is no official release date for the update, but it’s reasonable to expect it to land by the end of this month or early June. Meanwhile, Samsung is struggling to solve issues with Lollipop on several major phones from its line-up, including last year’s flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S5, which seems to be suffering from the highest amount of bugs, app crashes and battery drain issues. Thus, waiting longer for a more polished version of Lollipop on the Prime might not be such a bad thing.