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Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is now live... in Russia

Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is now live... in Russia
Just a couple of days after the Galaxy Note 3 got its Android 5.0 Lollipop update in Russia, now Russian owners of the Galaxy S4 (model number GT-I9500) can also get rid of KitKat and install the new OS instead - thanks to an official update provided by Samsung.

The Android Lollipop (5.0.1) update weighs in at a hefty 1049 MB, and will bring a lot of novelties to Samsung's flagship from 2013 - which, by the way, ran Android 4.2 Jelly Bean at launch. A Material Design makeover is one of the first new things that users will notice. The update is being sent over the air, and, for now, it doesn't appear to be available via Samsung Kies.

Sure enough, we already knew that the Galaxy S4 would get its Lollipop update at about this time, but we didn't expect this to happen in Russia first.

In any case, Samsung Galaxy S4 users in other countries can certainly hope that their device will soon receive the update as well - although, as always, the exact timing depends on market and carriers. We're really looking forward to seeing when Lollipop for the US variants of the S4 will arrive - and we'll let you know as soon as we find out anything about this.

via: Sam Mobile

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posted on 31 Jan 2015, 00:47 2

1. somad (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Why Russia always first?! I have galaxy note 3 Verizon still with 4.4

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 07:30

8. Dmitry (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Apr 2013)


Samsung needs betta-testers as feedback for quality control. What's why Russia is the first. And there is another s4 version.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 00:49

2. somad (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


If the update is ready why not Samsung send it to everyone? Why they have to start in a country than other.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 01:04 15

3. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1217; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


so samsung can focus on the unknown bugs and try to fix that before they send the updates to more countries. If all countries received the first updates, and a bug went through there would be millions of unhappy costumers. So its safer to release it to one or 2 countries first.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 01:34 1

4. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 431; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


Good job.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:29 2

5. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


s4 s5 note3.. kudos sammy

waiting for my note 4 :D

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 03:16

6. Luckiee (Posts: 6; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


Release it for Note 4 too :D

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 05:31 1

7. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


Release the Lollipop to S4 Active afterwards please.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 11:52

9. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


The reason why Russia is always 1st is due to Samsung having an R&D centre there and they have.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 01:16

11. lightyagami1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


I havent seen any news for the s4 l720t is there any news?

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