Google has just released the first Over-the-air (OTA) update to the Android M Developer Preview. Google promised that the M Developer Preview would receive a couple of updates before the software becomes stable enough to be consumed by the general public, you can check the release road-map Here.
What's New ?
The Android M Developer Preview 2 update includes the up to date M release platform code, and near-final APIs for you to validate your app. To provide more testing support, we have refined the Nexus system images and emulator system images with the Android platform updates. In addition to platform updates, the system images also include Google Play services 7.6.
The preview can still only be installed on the LG Nexus 5, Motorola Nexus 6, HTC Nexus 9, and Asus Nexus Player. It comes with the up-to-date M release platform code, as well as near-final APIs.
HTC has officially announced the list of devices that will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The list included the company's latest flagship device One M9 and his older brother One M8 too along with some other devices.
The HTC One M8 will get the new HTC Sense 7.0 UI for the first time with this Marshmallow 6.0 update after the Taiwanese company decided not to roll-out 5.1 for the M8. Now, got the first screenshots of the Sense 7.0 UI on the M8 running on top of Marshmallow 6.0 with all the new expected features.
As you can see it looks very close to the latest HTC One A9's user interface which was the first HTC device to launch with android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed. You will notice that the Sense 7.0 is getting flatter and more simple, new icons, new notification panel, updated themes app to support Sense 7.0 features, update system apps, updated home screen and widgets, updated settings menu, new lock screen, better battery management, better app permissions control along with lots of performance improvements and bug fixes.
The One M8 and M8 Marshmallow 6.0 update is expected to start rolling-out by the end of this year. Stay tuned and follow HTC official updates page here.
The HTC One M8 GPE (Google Play Edition) and HTC One M7 GPE (Google Play Edition) Android 5.1 Lollipop updates are currently Rolling-out Over-the-air (OTA), Google has approved the update and HTC GPE users should get a notification on their devices to get the new update which is Sense UI free.
Approval for both M8 & M7 GPE versions have been granted by Google for 5.1 OS. OTA out shortly!— Mo Versi (@moversi) April 8, 2015
The most important part of this update is the Memory leak bug fix that was reported before on 5.0.2 build, the update also includes the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.
However, there is still no official confirmation if One M8 (GPE) or One M7 (GPE) will get Android M update or not but it's up to Google to decided, Stay tuned!
It's Here, Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update for the HTC One M8 GPE (Google Play Edition) is now Rolling-out today to all users. The update carry the Android 5.0 build with many improvements to the M8 GPE.
Executive Mo Versi, confirmed that technical approval has been received by Google on the new firmware. There is no information at the moment concerning the same update for the HTC One M7 GPe, which will be very soon.
Although the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have not been released to the public yet, they are apparently receiving their first OTA updates. The updates contain the Android security patch for the month, but more interestingly, has the "fix" which takes away the ability to remap the Bixby hardware button from both devices. It wasn't easy to begin with as you had to install a third party app to get it done, but post the update, it just won't be possible anymore unless you decide to root your brand new device. The build numbe on the two updates are G950FXXU1AQDD (S8) and G955FXXU1AQDD (S8+) .
As of now, the update is only hitting the review units and pre-release handsets probably, since the two smartphones are not yet available for purchase anywhere. However, what this does mean is that if you do decide to buy any of the two handsets or if you have pre-ordered any one of them, the April security patch will be waiting for you, along with the Bixby Button reprogramming limitation patch as soon as you switch on your phone for the first time. Get that Wi-Fi ready and start getting to know Bixby I guess!
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
After Poland, Samsung has now started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Korea. The update is rolling out on all three major Korean carriers, namely KT, SK Telecom and LG Uplus.
We have talked about Samsung's Lollipop update previously but if you missed it, honestly, it's not much. Surely there are under the hood changes but if you are expecting a major leap forward in terms of design you won't get it. It still very much looks like TouchWiz did on KitKat with some minor changes.
Apple upcoming Major update to the its iOS Mobile Operating System, iOS 8 official release date is September,17th. Apple has just announced that the iOS 8 update will be rolled-out to selected iOS devices by the end of this Month (17th). The iOS 8 brings many features along with some GUI changes.
This latest iOS iteration will be compatible to iPhones ranging from iPhone 4S to iPhone 5S, to iPod touch 5th generation and to the iPads from iPad 2 to iPad Air, including both iPad minis too.
We have reported before that some of the Google Nexus devices will start receiving Marshmallow updates by Early October.. and here we are. Google has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow factory Images to the Nexus line-up list we published before.
Today, Google has also started rolling-out Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA (Over-the-air) updates to some of those devices worldwide, the OTA packages roll-out is slower as it gets released in stages.
List of Nexus devices which are receiving official Marshmallow 6.0 OTA Updates :
• Huawei Nexus 6P (angler) [Pre-installed]
• LG Nexus 5x (bullhead) [Pre-installed]
• HTC Nexus 9 (volantis, volantisg)
• ASUS Nexus 7  (razor, razorg)
• Moto Nexus 6 (shamu)
• LG Nexus 5 (hammerhead)
• Google Nexus Player (fugu)
Note that flashing Marshmallow Factory image will wipe all your data, better wait for your OTA update to hit your device to avoid losing your data or apps (in case you don't have a backup ready). You can download the Official Marshmallow Nexus Image from here.
Latest reports from Google, confirming that the first Android 5.0 Lollipop over-the-air updates is coming to Nexus 7 (2012), Nexus 7 (2013 Wi-Fi) and Nexus 10 devices only, and it will start rolling-out on November,3rd.
The Rest of the devices Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013 LTE) will get the same Lollipop OTA update later on November as well, but because radio and carriers variants takes more time on testing than the regular Wi-Fi only devices.
In both cases all the Nexus family will get the Android 5.0 during November starting with the Wi-Fi only tablets on the third day of the month. Check out what's New on Android 5.0 Lollipop!
Google delivered the Lollipop 5.0 Source Code last week. This week, LG G3 users will receive their long-waited Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update. The Korean manufacturer announced today that the update is ready and its planning on releasing it this week to its latest flagship device.
The rollout of Android 5.0 to the handset will begin in Poland. More key markets will follow shortly.
The Korean giant is the first major smartphone manufacturer to deliver the latest Android build to its halo smartphone. LG will subsequently announce Android 5.0 upgrade schedule for the rest of its lineup of mobile devices.
Lollipop OTA updates to Google Nexus device has been delayed from November,3rd due to a Bug that Google has already fixed few days ago, so the update are ready and on the way. Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA Updates will start Rolling-out on November,12th to Nexus devices.
Google will probably release the update to the I-Fi only devices first, like the Nexus 10, Nexus 7 and Nexus 2013. Other 3G/4G radio devices includes all Nexus Smartphones (Nexus 5, Nexus 4) and tablets with data connectivity will be update later this Month. Google is also expected to release the Lollipop images for all Nexus devices in the same day (Nov,12th).
Stay tuned for More Info!
Google already released the factory images of the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop to some Nexus devices (Nexus 10, Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi, Nexus 9 Wi-Fi). Today, Android 5.0.1 Update is Rolling-out OTA (Over-The-Air) to these devices, the update is about 8.4 MB - 15 MB in size. Check the Screenshot below from a Google Nexus 10.
Google didn't say much about this update change-log. However, This Minor update brings some Important bug fixes, Wi-Fi Improvements and Performance Enhancements, it also fix some instability issues that was reported with the official Android 5.0 release.
The Rest of Google Nexus family (Nexus 6, Nexus 7, Nexus 9 LTE... etc) will receive Android 5.0.1 update very soon during this month.
Thanks Joe for the Screenshot and the Tip!
Today, The Official Android 5.0 Lollipop has began Rolling-out to LG G3 in the United Kingdom. The new OS build is reportedly seeding to Vodafone UK devices at the moment.
LG began updating its Smartphone flagship to Android 5.0 in Europe earlier last month. The first market on the continent to get the treatment was Poland.
The Korean giant is the first major smartphone manufacturer to deliver the latest Android build to its halo smartphone. LG will subsequently announce Android 5.0 upgrade schedule for the rest of its lineup of mobile devices.
Yesterday, Google officially released the first Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Factory Image to the Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi). Today, the Android 5.0.2 Update is being sent out OTA to the Nexus 7 users. The build number of the update is LRX22G and the update will fix an issue that the tablet has with storage, and another issue that deals with the alarm on the slate. The 2012 version of the Nexus 7 never received Android 5.0.1, and instead is going straight to the new build.
Also, Google released the Developer Change-log of the Lollipop 5.0.2 build. The build has many changes and performance enhancements, Most of these are adjustments in the kernel and start-up scripts to boost CPU activity and maintain a bit higher performance. Also Google made major adjustments to the AlarmManager on Android.
Google released the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update to Nexus 7 (2012 Wi-Fi) users last week, the minor update brought some much needed bug fixes and performance enhancements. However, only the Nexus 7 (2012 Wi-Fi) got the 5.0.2 update so far...
Latest reports suggests that Google will release Android 5.0.2 Factory Images for the rest of the Nexus family (Nexus 7 2013, Nexus 9, Nexus 10... etc) by Early January,2015 and OTA Updates to start rolling-out by the End of the same Month (Jan, 2015).
After releasing the official Factory Images, Google is now Rolling-out the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA (Over-the-air) update for the Nexus 10 users. The update size is about 8 MB only and carries the Build number [LRX22G], it packs some minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
Currently this update is only Available for Nexus 7, Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10 users only. Google is planning on releasing the 5.0.2 update to all other Nexus family very soon with much needed bug fixes.
HTC already released its official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop updates for the One M8 on many regions. Many other HTC users are still waiting for their turn to get the Lollipop update with Sense 6 and the little Material Design touch on the menus and Notification bar.
Well, YouMobile got the Full Lollipop Updates ETA (estimated time of arrival) schedule that includes all HTC devices that will get the official Lollipop update from the "HTC One" family and the "HTC Desire" family... Check the list below to see when you device will receive the update.
Google is now officially rolling-out the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop update to all the LG Nexus 5 users around the world. The update build number is 5.1.0 (LMY47D) and the OTA package size is about 220.7 MB.
The most signification feature that arrives with Android 5.1 is the "Device Protection" which keeps your device locked even after factory reset. Only after the owner signs in, the device can be unlocked... This feature cannot be hacked or tempered with.
HD Voice has been activated to improve the voice call quality. There's no evidence of whether the fix for the reported memory leak bug , has been patched with this update or not.
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Google is Now rolling-out the latest official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for its Google Nexus 10 tablet worldwide Over-the-air (OTA). The update package is very small, about 13 MB in size.
Android 5.1.1 update for the Nexus 10 brings the device software to build LMY47V. The change-log mentioned on the update is "bug fixes, performance and stability improvements". But there are still some few new features are on the packed on the update. We are still waiting for a full change-log.
Most of the Google Nexus devices is expected to get the Marshmallow update officially through a system Image, which comes first always, or via Over-the-air (OTA) update which will start rolling-out by Early October. Here's the a list of all Confirmed Google Nexus devices that will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update.
Nexus devices to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update:
- Google Nexus 9 (volantisg, volantis)
- Google Nexus 6 (shamu)
- Google Nexus Player (fugu)
- Google Nexus 5 (hammerhead)
- Google Nexus 7 (razorg,razor)
- Google Nexus 4 (occam)
- Google Nexus 10 (mantaray)
Please Note: Nexus 10 (mantaray) and the Nexus 4 (occam) will not be moving to Marshmallow.
The Marshmallow Nexus Images will will be available for Download Here by Early October. Check What's new in Marshmallow 6.0 release to see a detailed change-log and a list of all the new features that will be included in the final release, OR follow our LIVE! updates Page to stay up-to-date. Stay tuned!
The Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update started seeding for LG G Pro 2 users in South Korea some 10 days ago. Today, LG is pushing the same update to Hungary and Europe.
Weighing in at about 640MB, the new 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware brings a much-needed UI refresh to the G Pro 2, which was starting to look a bit stale and outdated with LG's now aged proprietary skin based on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Among the changes are a re-designed notifications bar, refreshed icons, new software navigation keys, an overhauled recent apps menu, and many more. If you've seen the LG G3 with Lollipop on it, then you'll know exactly what to expect.
The U.S. carrier Sprint is rolling-out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to the LG G Flex 2, the Korean company is known for its fast updates. The new firmware for the smartphone sports the version number LS996ZV6 and is the latest Android Lollipop iteration Google has to offer. Google had recently finished updating its own lineup of Nexus devices to Android 5.1.1.
As its release number suggests, Android 5.1.1 offers bug fixes and minor improvements over Android 5.1. Factory reset protection is also included in the update.
Sony is updating the Xperia M5 and M5 Dual this month with a security patch and an upgrade to Android 5.1 Lollipop. E5603, E5606 and E5653 are the three versions of the M5 that are going to receive the updates. Similarly, E5633 and E5663 are the two versions of the M5 Dual that qualifies for the OTA update package. It should be noted though, that there is confusion in regard to whether or not the Xperia M5 Dual E5643 is excluded by Sony. All information was provided by XperiaBlog and reports suggest that the news is authentic.
If you have the M5 Dual, expect to see the build number to be changed to 30.1.B.1.33 after the update and if you have the single-SIM M5, it will show 30.1.A.1.33 post installation. According to Sony, the new updates will solve a number of issues on the two smartphones and will improve other aspects. Better control of volume and silent-mode with overall improvements is one of the elements that were highlighted by Sony, along with the newly added ability to control the M5's camera with the Sony SmartWatch 3.
If you are new to installing OTA updates, follow these steps.
- 1. Go to Settings and navigate to About Phone.
- 2. Find System Updates and select Check for Update from there.
- 3. After the system finds the update, Download it.
- 4. Once the download finishes, Restart and Install.
- 5. The device will now reboot into ROM installation mode and you should see the prompt Installing System Update.
- 6. Just wait and the rest will finish automatically. Your smartphone should sport Android 5.1 Lollipop now.
Motorola is really doing a good job on updating its devices to the latest Lollipop builds. Users of various Moto devices have had mixed luck with the OS update and various reports have been pouring in from all around the world during the last few months.
Today, the Original Moto G (2013) model X1032, is receiving Lollipop 5.0.2 in the UK. The update came a few days after a notification from Motorola Update Services announced that the package will be seeding shortly. There is still no notification of the update, but manually checking the Update menu earlier today, has yielded the long-anticipated result.
Hopefully the long update delay has given Motorola the chance to patch various issues with early Android 5 builds and the 5.0.2 builds that have begun seeding will offer the stability and performance that Moto devices are expected to deliver.
Tomorrow (November,3rd) is the Big Day... "Android Lollipop Day", Google is reported to release the official Android 5.0 Lollipop version... Lollipop will be finally our of BETA. Google will also seeding out Lollipop OTA updates to Wi-Fi only Nexus Devices, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi only.
Other Nexus devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013 3G) will get Lollipop OTA update by the End of this month (November). The Final Official Android 5.0 Lollipop (API 21) will pack some bug fixes, performance improvements and may be even some new features that Google kept to the final release.
It's all Coming Tomorrow, Let's wait and see!
Yes, The day we've been taking about for months is now here "Android Lollipop Day". Google has just officially announced through its official blog that Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA Updates will start Rolling-out today.
We can expect to see the new OTA updates rolling-out for Wi-Fi only Nexus devices (Nexus 10, Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 7 2013 Wi-Fi). Other devices (Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 2013 3G) will get the same update during this Month.
To check to see if your Nexus device has the Android 5.0 Lollipop update make sure your phone is charged, then go to "Settings --> About --> Phone Software updates --> Check Now". You only need to check once a day and you should probably get a notification anyway so don't go crazy.
Enjoy and Let's know when you get the update!
Although Google never revealed the exact date for the Android 5.0 rollout for the Nexus devices, unofficial sources had claimed that it should commence on November 3. In case you haven't noticed, it's November 6 today. So what happened to the update?
As it turns out, Google found some major bugs in the last developer preview of the Android 5.0 build, particularly one related to Wi-Fi, which drains the battery and makes the devices hotter.
Although Google has fixed the bug now (marked as "fixed" on bug report), the unofficial release date has been pushed back to November,12th roll-out after which you'll start seeing the rollout on Nexus devices, starting with Nexus 7.
FINALLY! Google has started Rolling-out the Official Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for the Nexus family. Including the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 and 2013), Nexus 10. Google also releases the update to Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 with some minor bug fixes. You should get a Notification about a system update on your nexus device by now.
The Update is about 500 MB in size and packs all the Lollipop goodies you expected, from Apps to Material Design UI. The OTA update should hit your device in the upcoming hours.
If you don't want to wait, Google has released the Lollipop factory images for all the Nexus devices on its website so you can go a head a and flash official Lollipop Image to your Nexus device right now from this Page Here. Enjoy!
Great News for Google Nexus 4 owners who are waiting on fire for the Lollipop OTA update, the Android 5.0 Lollipop factory image for LG Nexus 4 is now Available for Download from Android Developers. The build number of the release is LRX21T. It's only a matter of time until the OTA starts Rolling-out, probably as soon as tomorrow.
Google took extra two days to release the latest Android build to its 2012 flagship smartphone. Its successor, the LG Nexus 5 got updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop a couple of days ago alongside Nexus 10, as well as the 2012 and 2013 Nexus 7. Android 5.0 will bring a host of improvements to LG Nexus 4 headed by material design and brand new ART runtime.
Last Month, We reported that Android 5.0.1 update will be coming late December. To confirm this report, Today, Google released the official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop AOSP Factory images for all Nexus devices who already got Lollipop.
The 5.0.1 Factory images are now live on the AOSP website and you can download and flash them to your Nexus device. There's no official change-log for the Android 5.0.1 yet, but we can guess it packs many bug fixes, performance and stability improvements. This minor update also brings better battery life for wearables.
We'll post the full official change-log once we get it. The Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OTA updates will start Rolling-out by the End of this Month (December,2014) to all compatible Nexus devices.
Samsung has announced before exclusively through our blog that it will update most of its devices to Google's latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow release. Google has officially released the final version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA updates earlier this month.
Today, After collecting all of our internal information we are glad to announce the official list of Samsung Galaxy devices that will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update officially with an ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) dates.
Confirmed List for Official Samsung Marshmallow 6.0 updates [ETA] :
● Samsung Galaxy Note5 - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Note Edge - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Duos - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Note Edge - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S6 - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S5 - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S5 NEO - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy ALPHA - [Q2,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Tab A - [Q2,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 - [Q2,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 - [Q2,2016]
- Please Note, these dates are "Estimated", so it can be changed at any give time, we will keep this list always updated with new ETA dates or adding New confirmed devices.
Don't forget check your device's current Marshmallow update status [Development, Testing, Pedning...] on Official Samsung Updates Page
Marshmallow for Mid-Range devices
The Korean giant is still evaluating the Marshmallow 6.0.1 updates on some of its current mid-range devices, due to lower hardware performance and limited memory than High-end flagship devices. We will add any samsung Galaxy mid-range devices from the (E, A, J.. etc) family once we get a confirmation about them.
What's New on Samsung's 6.0.1 updates ?
Samsung Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow major updates will be rolling-out by the Early,2016 Over-the-air (OTA). The update will include a New TouchWiz UI with more Material Design, improved security, improved internet experience, better app permissions control, updated notification panel, updated system apps, HUGE improvements in the battery life, Redesigned App Drawer, minor UI changes along with various bug fixes and performance improvements.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo and you just got prompted for updating your device, get ready to welcome Android M onto your smartphone. Unlike previous years, when users were used to Samsung forgetting the cheaper or older or less popular devices within a very short time, 2016 has been quite a revolution for both the company and its customers in terms of updates. It is once again our pleasure (Courtesy of GSM Arena) to inform that Samsung has now released Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 for the Galaxy S5 Neo in Austria, Germany, Greece, Holland and the UK. It is speculated that the rest of the neighbouring countries will also receive the same within a short period of time.
After you download and install the update on your S5 Neo (preferably via Wi-Fi), your phone's build number should change to G903FXXU1BPD4 and the base Android version should now show Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Popular features like the battery saving Doze mode, Google Now on Tap, individual app permission customization and many others should all be accessible after the upgrade.
Author: Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Download all the latest firmware from here - samsung.youmobile.org
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners in Germany and Greece boasted about receiving a 137MB update for the phablet. While the file size seems substantial, this is a minor update that doesn't have a change log and only comes with the promise of stability and improved performance.
The build is numbered N910FXXU1ANK4 and it should be spreading across the rest of Europe as we speak. The software build is dated November 17, 2014. Here are the firmware details, in case you're curious:
- Model: SM-N910F
- Model name: GALAXY Note 4
- Country: Germany
- Version: Android 4.4.4
- Changelist: 3311829
- Build date: Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:21:39 +0000
- Product Code: DBT
- PDA: N910FXXU1ANK4
- CSC: N910FOXA1ANK4
- MODEM: N910FXXU1ANK4
Finally, as we promised, the Official Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update is Rolling-out in Europe. The OTA (Over-the-air) update started in Poland for Unlocked Galaxy S5 devices with model number SM-G900F.
As seen already, Samsung Galaxy S5 runs TouchWiz-ed version of Android 5.0, so the user experience will not be dramatically different from the one in version 4.4. However, thanks to the brand new ART runtime, we reckon that users will feel a noticeable improvement in the responsiveness of the device.
The update will begin rolling out to more markets across Europe very soon and other regions by the end of this Month. Check the Hands-on Video of this Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update.
Lollipop Firmware Details:
• Model: SM-G900F
• Model name: GALAXY S5
• Country/Region: Poland
• Version: Android 5.0 [LRX21T]
• Changelist: 77433514
• Build date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:41:00 +0000
• Product Code: XEO
• PDA: G900FXXU1BNL2
• CSC: G900FXEO1BNL1
• MODEM: G900FXXU1BNL2
We already heard that Samsung is preparing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its two of the latest flagships, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. The update should be ready by Early Next Month. However, we are receiving reports that the Note 4 and Note Edge will skip the Lollipop 5.0.0 update... to get the latest Lollipop 5.0.1 update instead.
The latest reports indicates that Samsung is already working on Android 5.0.1 updates for the Note 4 and Note Edge, this new 5.0.1 update packs some important bug fixes and security enhancements from Google to the original Lollipop 5.0 image.
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge is expected to start Rolling-out on January,2015 with an updated version of TouchWiz UI and other many other features.
(Images on this post are courtesy to Samsung)
Samsung is working on bringing Lollipop 5.0 update to all its users. Today, Official Galaxy S5 official Lollipop 5.0 OTA update is Rolling-out in Spain to all unlocked SM-G900F devices. The same update will reach more European countries and users very soon during the Next month.
So far, the Lollipop update has endowed the Galaxy S5 with a new lockscreen and card notifications, priority mode, heads-up notifiers, a clipboard tool, a new fingerprint lock screen, improved fingerprint reading, and more goodies - think Material Design apps and a speedy new ART runtime.
After a long wait time, The official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware files for the International Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 have been leaked online, and they are available for download. The update packs some UI changes, bug fixes and some performance improvements along with the Android build 5.0.1 to the 2-year old smartphone.
The Official Over-the-air package update for I9505 will start Rolling-out later this month (March).
To Install the Official firmware on your Galaxy S4 LTE I9505, just download the firmware from the links provided on this XDA thread HERE. After you finish downloading the firmware files, follow the Instructions Here on how to use Odin 3 to flash the firmware safely to your Galaxy S4 I9505.
Surprisingly, T-Mobile's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T) got an Over-the-air (OTA) update to the recently released Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Google published the Android 5.1.1 factory image only a week ago, this could be the fastest OTA update for Samsung in the records so far!
Android 5.1.1 Update
The Update was posted in XDA forums by a member who got the update and installed it on his device, only to find out its the Android build 5.1.1. After the update the device feels a lot faster and snappier as the member described. The update hasn't rolled-out to any other Galaxy S6 Edge variant yet.
This Firmware build was only a 2 days ago (April,28th 2015), this means this might be a test release. The same update will also come to the Samsung Galaxy S6 too, there is no ETA yet but it looks like it won't take long. The Update also carry the fix for the Memory Leak bug that was reported before to Google.
Samsung Guest Mode
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Lollipop 5.1.1 update enables the "Guest Mode" for the device. This feature will allow any of your friends or family members to use your phone without access to your personal files and social accounts (Facebook, Google, Twitter.. etc). This is a new major feature that was added to the Lollipop firmware, we hope it will be available to all other Lollipop-running Samsung devices very soon.
The XDA member also uploaded a video showing his Galaxy S6 edge booting up with the kernel version and Android version 5.1.1 appearing, which confirms this is a legitimate build. We will upload the official Galaxy S6 Edge 5.1.1 Lollipop Firmware in our YouFirmware section Here. The Video showing te update is below!
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 has already got updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop via KIES worldwide with lots of improvements, but this is not the end of the updates for this device. AT&T Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (SM-T537A) skipped the 5.0.2 and jumped to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update right away from KitKat 4.4.2 that came preinstalled on the device.
The update is Available only OTA (Over-the-air) not in KIES servers yet. This is considered the first Galaxy Tab 4 Lollipop 5.1.1 firmware to be released for this tablets family. Here's all the details you need know about the update.
Android 5.1.1 lollipop update Change-log:
- Quick Settings updated for enhanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth management
- Additional animations to the 5.0 update
- Improved notifications, screen pinning, alarm
Updated security software and improved memory management.
- Following preloaded applications are removed: WatchON, Beats Music, Famigo
Galaxy Tab 4 Lollipop 5.1.1 Firmware Details:
- Software Version: 5.1.1
- Baseband Version: T537AUCU1BOG5
- Kernel Version: 3.4.0-5335652dpi-SWDD5921
- Build number: LMY47X.T537AUCU1BOG5
- Build date: July,27th 2015
- Firmware Size: 926MB
Currently, All other Galaxy Tab 4 unlocked variants are still waiting for this update, it should start rolling-out for them very soon.
Samsung has recently shown a lot of responsibility and vigilance by updating even some of its three-year old handsets with the latest security patches and today we have similar news for a bunch of them. Check out the list below and see if your older Galaxy handset made it onto this list, or did it already receive the July security patch quite a while back.
• Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
• Galaxy Note Edge (China)
• Galaxy A5 2016
• Galaxy A5 2017
It is expected that along with Google's July security patch for the base Android OS, the OTA update will also bring some of Samsung's own little fixes for its smartphones' security loopholes. If you are wondering which firmware builds will be hitting the devices, check below for details.
• Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - G928GUBS3CQG1
• Galaxy Note Edge (China) - N9150ZCS1CQG1
• Galaxy A5 2016 - A510FXXU4CQG1
• Galaxy A5 2017 - A520FXXU2AQG6
In case you cannot see any available update yet, don't worry, it will be there soon.
Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)