AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Gets Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Update
Samsung Galaxy S4 owners on AT&T rejoice as the U.S. carrier has finally started releasing its Android 5.0 Lollipop software update. The update is being rolled out over the air, which brings the smartphone up to Android 5.0.1.
AT&T has been busy working on the update for the last couple of years, as it started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to many of its smartphones. More recently, it released the update for the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note 3. With the release of this latest update, AT&T is now the first U.S. Carrier to have updated the Galaxy S4 smartphone, ahead of competitors Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile.
Here’s a list of of some of the new features included in the Galaxy S4 Lollipop update as posted on AT&T support site:
- Songs, photos, apps and even recent searches from one Android device can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.
- New User Interface look and feel, more fluid motions
- Priority mode to only allow certain notifications to get through
- Battery saving features and remaining time left to charge or deplete indicators
- Smart Lock to secure phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car
- Most frequently used settings available with just two swipes down from the top screen
- Removal of Code Scanner, Browser Bar and Softcard apps
The software update (SGH-i337) weighs in at 947MB and is available to customers to download via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA).
Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Galaxy S4 can be installed manually by going into Settings, tap More, tap About Device and tap Software Update and you’ll begin to download to update. Once it is downloaded, it will automatically install, and after your Galaxy S4 is finished applying the update, you will be able to get the sweet taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
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