The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will finally update to the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS. This isn’t the only Galaxy phone that’s getting an update. The Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Note Edge are also receiving a new update, courtesy of Google and Samsung. The Lollipop OS update should hit the Galaxy Note 4 soon, although a release date hasn’t been yet confirmed.
According to the usual Samsung timeline and to Load The Game, the update could hit the Galaxy Note 4 phones as soon as February. Samsung has admitted that it’s been a bit slow to roll out the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS to all of its devices. The reason for the slow update is that TouchWiz needed a makeover to work compatibly with the new OS.
A few weeks earlier, a leaked video showed the Galaxy Note 4 running the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. The main reason that Samsung wants to roll over to the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update instead of the 5.0 version is because the later version comes with bug fixes for any problems affiliated with the original Lollipop OS. Both Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge users will receive the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update, along with any important bug fixes.
It’s only natural for the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge to be the phones updated with the latest firmware and bug fixes. Since the Note 4 and Note Edge share the same specifications, they should receive the Android update at the same time. Still, there are some tech users who believe it’ll be hard for Samsung to update two devices at the same time.
Samsung announced that the Galaxy Note 3 will also receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it will be probably be towards the end of February. The company said that they want to roll out the update to its newer devices like the Note 4 and the Note Edge. Several rumors around the internet suggest that these devices won’t get the Android 5.0, but may jump to the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop instead.
However, there are some media outlets that are saying Galaxy Note 4 will get the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS update. SamMobile shared an alleged photo of the Note 4 running the Android 5.0.2. Lollipop OS. The update doesn’t show much of a difference with its previous Galaxy Notes running the Android KitKat OS. One of the most noticeable features on the Galaxy Note 4 is that the notification tray is on the lock screen, according to Christian Today.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed whether it will roll out the Android 5.0.1 or 5.0.2 versions that are being updated on their other smartphones. The company has jumped a version or two when it comes to updating its devices, since it has a history of rolling out Android updates behind other Android-manufacturers.
The Galaxy Note 4 has been penned as the best “phablet on the market,” according to a recent report in the Inquisitr. It recently knocked the Apple iPhone 6 off the list. Users have been loving the Galaxy Note 4’s impressively large screen and pixel density of 515ppi. According to the report, the phone is powered on a 2.7 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, and has 3GB of built in RAM.
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