Samsung Galaxy Note 4, along with other smartphones by Samsung (and many other developers, for that matter), is a little slow on the uptake when it comes to receiving an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, released back in November. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was last stated to be receiving the update “soon” more than two weeks ago, as reported by the Inquisitr.
“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.”
One of the possible reasons for a delay is that Samsung is willing to omit the 5.0 update entirely and jump directly to 5.1, because it sports a number of bug fixes that greatly improve user experience – and as the update has already been delayed, it seems logical to spend a little more time and not to go for half-measures.
It is still unknown when the update is going to go live. However, GottaBeMobile refers to French carrier SFR, according to which it is going to happen before the end of February.
“Specifically, the carrier says that it will push the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update live in late February though it fails to confirm a specific date. This falls in line with its current Android update timeline that puts both the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop updates within the confines of this month.”
Galaxy Note 4 and S5 are not the only Samsung devices that are going to get Lollipop in the near future: Sprint currently works on Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop update. It is worth mentioning that the update in question is 5.0, not 5.1 – the new version will be probably adapted a little later, when the carrier is done with updating newer and more popular devices.
Samsung is also supposed to release Lollipop updates for other devices: Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Alpha, and Galaxy S5 mini – but so far there is no information on the subject.
Samsung tends to release their updates in stages in order to single out all possible bugs before releasing the update to the rest of the world – currently Samsung uses Russia as its test market. It seems that testing is proceeding rather successfully, and it’s believed Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and S5 will get Lollipop before the end of the month.