Samsung is working hard on bringing Android 5.0 Lollipop to all its devices. We got the (Phase 1) official list of the Samsung devices that will be updated to Lollipop. The list shows many of the latest Samsung devices, some are still under development, some awaiting approval.
According to reports, Samsung Galaxy S5 will get the Lollipop Update during December,2014. Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9500) will get the same update Early,2015 which will be the first Exynos device to get the Lollipop.
The Snapdragon 600 version (I9505) should be getting it sometime later on, the Galaxy S4 Active (I9295) should be getting at the same time since the internals are basically the same. There are also Snapdragon 800 versions - the Galaxy S4 LTE-A (I9506 and some local versions) and the Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A. Those are essentially based on the Galaxy Note 3 with S800 platform (the Note 3 with Exynos uses a different chipset than the I9500).
Today, We got a closer Exclusive look at Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update. Lollipop will hit the unlocked Galaxy S5 devices this December. A new Hands-on video shows us the new UI and features of the update is now live on YouTube, TouchWiz UX will get a Material make over the same as HTC Sense 7.0 UI. Check out the Screenshots from the latest Lollipop test build.
The overall look is pretty similar to what we saw last time, but there have been a number of new features and tweaks added to the build. Including: a new Note 4 style fingerprint lockscreen, a search bar in the recents menu, and some smooth new animations. Some apps have been tweaked too, there is a new filter options in the Gallery app, an improved UI for music and a new search box for contracts.
Material Design app colors also make their way into the status bar and Samsung has given everything the once over with its signature blue Touchwiz color scheme. The video shows all you need, Watch it below!
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hasn't been on the market for one week yet, and still hasn't been released in some markets. Android 5.0 final version haven't even landed yet. However, a new tweet from Samsung officially confirms that Galaxy Note 4 is in line to get Android 5.0 Lollipop Update sooner than you might think.
This morning Samsung sent out a tweet with the image that you see above of the Galaxy Note 4 and a number of lollipops sitting on a bed of Runts candy. The text of the tweet doesn't reveal much, saying only, "Anyway you look at it, the #GALAXYNote4 Quad HD Super AMOLED display is pretty sweet. #NoteTheDifference".
The is Update is only the beginning as the company is planning to update most of its latest flagships to taste the Lollipop, we don't have any info or dates yet but once Google release the final version of Android 4.0 lollipop we will get more News for sure. Stay Tuned!
We've got some Great News for Samsung users. We have a leaked roadmap that shows the Samsung Android 4.4.4 KitKat update schedule, that includes the list of devices that Samsung will seed the 4.4.4 KitKat update to.
As the table reveals the 4.4.4 update has already been completed for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 (Exynos) and the Galaxy Note 3 (Snapdragon) models. This means the rollout should begin any moment now. The update is in the final stages of testing for the Galaxy S4 (Exynos), Galaxy S4 (Snapdragon) and Galaxy Note 3 Neo. It should kick off in November.
The Android 4.4.4 firmware is in development for another batch of devices and should soon enter the testing trials. The Galaxy S4 mini and S4 mini Duos, Galaxy Grand 2 and Grand 2 Duos, as well as the Galaxy Note 2 and Note 2 LTE are expected to get the update by the End of November.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is about to make its international debut and already the company is issuing the first software update for the device. The firmware number of the latest update is XXU1ANJ4 and at 36MB it is quite small.
That's because it's quite specific and aims at improving battery performance as well as overall stability. Galaxy Note 4's battery does excellently with an endurance rating of 87 hours. With the latest update though, you should expect the Galaxy Note 4 to do even better than that.
Samsung is already distributing the update to all Galaxy Note 4 units and expect it to become instantly available as soon as the phone launches in its respective markets. In the UK, Samsung recently announced the phone will be delayed until October,17th and it will cost £575 off-contract.