Chalk this up as sad news this morning but it looks like the Note 2 won’t be getting Lollipop. Despite news that the Note 2 made the official list for the update in Finland in December of last year, it looks like we won’t be seeing an official update for the second-generation Note phablet.
If the Samsung Gulf Facebook page has anything to say about the global availability of the update, it’s not happening. As such, the Note 2 phablet will officially remain on Android 4.4.2. It could very well be that the update will be quite region dependent, if it’s available at all, but given that Samsung has only just begun to put together Android 5.1, it could be Samsung is only focusing on the most current of devices. Even so, it could very well be that Note 2 users dodged a bullet here given the buggy nature of Lollipop 5.0.X.
That said, if you’re wanting to get a taste of Lollipop on your second-gen Note phablet, it looks like you’re going to have to do so in an unofficial capacity.
source: GSM Arena