Verizon’s variant of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can now be installed with the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. According to GSM Arena, the firmware carries build number N910VVRU2CPD1.
The firmware is available via an Over-the-Air update process, but similar to other OTA releases, it may take a while for the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to hit all the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 units. This means that some owners might have to wait longer than the others for the automatic OTA notification to arrive.
However, those itching to see if the latest Marshmallow firmware is ready for the device can so manually through the smartphone’s Settings menu. Simply navigate to “Settings,” tap on “About Phone” usually found on the bottom of the menus provided, and then choose “Software Updates.” For the system to start scanning any available firmware updates, choose the “Check for Updates” option.
As noted on Verizon Wireless’ support page, the freshest Marshmallow update “has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.” Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users who want to install the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update will need to make sure that the phablet is fully charged; otherwise, the update process will not push through. In addition, installing the firmware will require a strong Verizon network connection, or a fast and stable Wi-Fi connection if users do not want any data charges.
For those who wish to stay connected all the time, one of the fitting features to experience upon installing the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is Wi-fi Calling, which allows users to “make and receive calls over a Wi-Fi network” especially when there’s no cellular signal, the support page explains. The feature is available without any cost and owners can use their own mobile number to make and receive calls. “Wi-Fi calls to US numbers are free, even while traveling outside the US,” the post added.
The latest Android Marshmallow update also brings in improvements to the smartphone’s audio through Ultra-High-Quality Audio- UHQA (Hi-Fi Audio) feature. Accordingly, this audio technology enhances the richness and detail of select music files. Speaking of Music, installing the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will uninstall Amazon Music, reducing bloatware on the phablet.
The Android Marshmallow OS also offers new features, such as the smarter and faster virtual assistance called “Now on Tap,” the battery-saving “Doze” and “App Standby,” as well as a quicker and safer wireless payment system known as “Android Pay,” according to the official Android website. With Android Marshmallow, through its “Android for Work” feature, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users will be able to enjoy the phablet both for work and personal use. This new function offers owners a chance to create their own dedicated work profile so everything about business will not mix with personal things, the official page also noted.
The Samsung phablet first became available at Verizon in October 2014, according to Gotta Be Mobile. Describing the device, Verizon’s official product page for its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 reads as follows.
“Big. Bold. Brilliantly distinctive. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 offers features to improve how you live, work and play. Dive into the dynamic Quad HD Super AMOLED display. Do more with Samsung’s most precise and useful S Pen. Take impressive selfies with the wide-angle 3.7-megapixel front camera. The Galaxy Note 4 comes in 32GB and is available in Charcoal Black or Frost White.”
For tips and tricks on using the Galaxy Note 4, check out this YouTube video below.
Aside from its variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Verizon also recently rolled out the latest Android Marshmallow build for its Galaxy S5 model and the Galaxy Tab Pro S2. The Inquisitr will keep you in the loop for more news about mobile firmware releases.
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