Android 5.1.1 running on Galaxy Note 4 in benchmarks; could be 64-bit optimized

Android 5.1.1 running on Galaxy Note 4 in benchmarks; could be 64-bit optimized
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is in line for an Android 5.1.1 update, according to a report on the matter. The phablet, which will make way for the Galaxy Note 5 in a couple of months' time, took what seemed like an age to get Android 5.0 Lollipop, but according to SamMobile, testing for Android 5.1.1 is now under way. 

The Samsung-focused blog has received AnTuTu benchmarks showing Android 5.1.1 running on the Galaxy Note 4. Apparently, Samsung may also be testing a 64-bit build on the Note 4, though this is thought to be more of a hopeful bit of speculation than a probable eventuality. 

Neither the Galaxy S6 or S6 edge have yet received Android 5.1.1, and considering how important these two handsets are to Samsung, the constant wait for updates seems particularly tedious. Since owners of the S6 duo are still sitting on their hands in anticipation of the OTA, it's likely that the Galaxy Note 4 will not be seeing Android 5.1.1 until some point thereafter, which could be weeks or even months away. 

AnTuTu showing Android 5.1.1 on the Note 4

Recalling how long it took for Android 5.0 to emerge for the Note 4, we shan't be getting our hopes up too much for now, particularly since 'unforeseen delays' and the Android platform seem to go hand-in-hand. But at least the testing stage appears to have commenced, and as and when we hear more, we'll have it covered here at PhoneArena.

source: SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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33 Comments

1. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

64-bit OS with 32-bit SoC?

3. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

the Exynos Note 4 has a 64-bit compatible chip..but was locked in 32-bit mode..soo yh this is possible

7. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

Most of the Note 4s came with the S805, which isn't 64-bit capable.

18. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Then clearly this pertains to the N910C/x Exynos 7 Octa/5433 variants. Assuming if this test is real of course.

31. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The memory controller is not 64bit compatible.

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Snapdragon 805 can't run 64-bit. And the Exynos Note 4 won't get it to not create buyer's remorse. And it's 32-bit written besides the android variant on the screenshot.

5. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

why i feel like if ure butthurt about anything comes to note 4 u have s6 so plz astop living the role of marketing man plus my exynos note 4 after lollis**t is running in half of GPU speed it means that my GPU now is running on 350 MHz only instead of 700mHZ i cant play any game with that the phone gets extremly hot even more than SD810 i dont know but i think that this maybe related to 64bit inactivation also if ure talking about buyers i was forced in my region till today to have the weaker exynos variant of note 3 which didnt support 4k video and 4 G support the same in s5 so where is your marketing sense now ????

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

You look angry.

10. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Beauty of Android: leveling down, always.

12. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I find it amusing how BobbyBuster's profile pic is the symbol of an Android app called DroidSheep.

19. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Your stupidity is an insult to humanity

22. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Shhh vergil9, let Bobby enjoy his Opposite Day.

24. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

If he continues to post the same thing over and over again, I'll reply the same thing over and over again, he'll reap what he sow.

26. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

A level down for the Note 4 is still several levels above everything else.

29. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

S-heep

32. lakki369

Posts: 114; Member since: Apr 10, 2015

Get a life dude...!!!

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I don't think Samsung will update existing phone to 64 bits. Does not make business sense. More likely a Note 5 64 bit enabled as one of its shiny selling feature.

6. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

Even if they wanted they can't. You must have a 64-bit SoC for that.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17464; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The Exynos version is 64bit capable. Whether or not Samsung left themselves a way to enable it is anyone's guess.

9. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

for ppl talking about marketing s**t my exynos note 4 after lollipop is running GPU in half of its speed running only on 350mHz can i imagine waiting for the next update with a flagship giving u 7k only in 3D benchmark results???? the thing that was stupid acctually was inactivating something was already present in the phone.

15. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

You can move to kitkat if you want I'm not sure how but you need to flash your phone and if lollipop for note 4 have this much problem everyone should notice it might be just you.

21. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

should u move back to kitkat in a flagship u paid so much money for??? wat ure saying is sheeps concept and about the problem every exynos note 4 owner is suffering from the same problem check xda low benchmarks after lollipop update in exynos variant due to the decrease in 3D benchmark from 15k to 7k only

14. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

This is the problem with android devices. I will be buying a high-end phone in 2016 but I'm still wondering if I keep within apple or move to android. I want to switch for a Galaxy S but the time they take to update software just kills it. In parallel, I don't understand how Google doesn't impose limits on this. Why do they go into such efforts to roll out a yearly OS just to see manufacturers postpone their distribution for ages. They will never increase their brand awareness (and value) with this strategy.

16. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Exactly what i think is that Microsoft gonna take a big advantage this way since they update most of their phones.

17. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The Nexus line, Google's own, update fairly quickly. The OEMs and the Carries however are the real troublemakers. It takes OEMs time to slap their awful skins and their useless bloatware on top of the code Google/AOSP provided. And then it takes the carriers even more time adding their own bloat and testing aswell. In the end you get a train-wreck in which you ask yourself why didn't you buy an unlocked Nexus 5/6 and just be done with it. Google can't control the distribution of the manufacturer's Android updates, since it's an open code that they let them use as they will. Android isn't a brand, it's an OS. Having an older version will not kill you or your device and Google is doing it's best to keep up with the devices it owns, let alone the other thousands of Android devices.

23. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

I disagree in one or two things there. 1st - It's a matter of opinion if the added software is worth the time or not (for instance, side-by-side from LG and Samsung). 2nd - Android has intrinsic value not only from how customers recognize its value. That is why Google invests in its development and announces it is widely. Thus, in order to increase product awareness, it might make sense for Google to impose limits on this. something on the lines of "you can use this but here are a few conditions" one being "you have to put it available to public within a month and for that you will give you beta versions for you to start working on them".

25. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

You all talk about how good nexus devises are with all those updates but there is not even one nexus phone and also the other devices are so limited.

20. koulang

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 02, 2015

My Note N910H is still waiting for 5.0 update! Feel ashamed to use Note 4.

30. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Carriers

33. jasrockett

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Still waiting on Android 5.0.0.0.0 for my Note 4 here in Australia on Telstra, the most hated company in Australia

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