Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update for Galaxy Note 4 Goes Global, Android M release Imminent
The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop recently rolled out to Sprint’s Galaxy Note 4 smartphones in the US. Well, today the highly anticipated Lollipop OS update has gone global and is applicable to the International Galaxy Note 4 handsets bearing model number SM-N910F. The first update package is currently available over-the-air (OTA) mechanism.
According to a report from YouMobile, Android 5.1.1 update is currently live in Sweden. Other regions including the UK, US and India should get the same firmware build in the next few weeks. Users of the Galaxy Note 4 can also check for Android 5.1.1 manually via Samsung Kies.
Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which is 563.18MB in size, packs various bug fixes, security improvements and performance enhancements. Among notable features are a smoother UI feel, newer animation, enhanced battery life, faster task switcher animations and a host of general performance/stability improvements.
There’s no mention of if the Stagefright vulnerability was taken care of or not. If not, hopefully Samsung will patch the Stagefright exploit in the coming update sooner than later.
To manually check and install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware on your Galaxy Note 4 handset, follow the below steps:
- From the Galaxy Note 4’s home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About Phone > Software updates > Check for updates
- Select Download Now.
- When the download is complete, a screen will appear indicating that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Select Install Now.
- The device powers off and powers back on. A screen will appear indicating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.
Samsung has already confirmed that the Note 4 is eligible to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. The latest Lollipop rollout once again signifies the imminent release of the upcoming version of Android to the handset. Android M is expected to hit older Samsung Galaxy smartphones as early as the end of 2015.
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