Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0Samsung

After announcing last week that the older Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphones, at least in the Middle East, will not get the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update, Samsung Gulf has announced that Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will also not be seeded the firmware upgrade.

According to a PhoneArena report, that quotes an official Facebook posting by Samsung Gulf, the 2013 Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is ineligible to receive the upgrade from its existing Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) operating platform.

Replying to a query posted on Samsung Gulf's Facebook page, the company stated that Galaxy Note 8.0 will not receive the Android 5.0. However, it is unclear whether the above statement applies only to countries in the Middle East or worldwide.

Recently, after Samsung Gulf confirmed that the Android 5.0 will not be seeded to Galaxy Note 2 users, Samsung's Denmark arm confirmed that the OS update will be released to certain Galaxy Note 2 smartphones in select countries.

Hence, users of Samsung's Galaxy Note 8.0 can check their devices for the Lollipop update out of the Middle East and do let us know if you have received it in our comments section below.

Key technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

  • 8in capacitive display with Multitouch capabilities
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS out of the box; currently upgradeable to Android 4.4.4 Kitkat
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 processor
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 1.3MP front snapper
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32GB internal storage variants
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 64GB
  • 4G LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and microUSB connectivity
  • 4,600 mAh Li-Ion battery.