Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge to skip Android 5.0.0, rumors claim

Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge to skip Android 5.0.0, rumors claim
Ah, Android Lollipop – one of the biggest updates since Google's OS was born. Naturally, after its release in October, all manufacturers are racing to update at least their flagship to the new system – an important move, if cellphone makers wish to show their customers that their devices are future-proof, ergo – worth investing in.

Samsung, being among one of those manufacturers, has already started rolling out updates for its Galaxy S5 flagship, and solid leaks point to the Galaxy Note 3, Note 4, Note Edge, and Galaxy S4 all being in line for the Android 5.0 update. We've also seen some videos, showcasing unfinished TouchWiz builds on the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Note 3, and Note 4.

Now we hear that Samsung is already working on Android 5.0.1 updates for the Note 4 and Note Edge, which most probably means that the two phablets will skip the 5.0.0 update. The rumor comes from SamMobile, which is generally pretty reliable when it comes to Samsung leaks.

No cause for alarm yet, though, as this will probably have minimum impact on the updates' rollout schedules. Latest rumors talk about the Note Edge and Galaxy Alpha getting Lollipop some time in February, and we'd wager that this is when the Note 4 should be getting it, too.

Are you anxious to see Lollipop TouchWiz? We sure are curious to see how much Material Design Samsung decides to intertwine with its own interface.


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)
Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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31 Comments

1. Bertelgeus

Posts: 126; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Beauty of Android: consumers are begging for updates

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Hardly the case, most consumers don't know there is even an update called Lollipop. They don't visit mobile news sites and just use their phones. A lot of tech savvy users don't care either, they're running custom roms. And for most api's, the Android update isn't important. The Google Play Services updates are.

15. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Exactly! Android OS had gotten so mature that updates are nice but not necessary. I use to wait anxiously for updates but now I'm fine with Kit Kat. And if I get bored with it, I'll just download a custom rom on it.

22. DnB925Art

Posts: 1167; Member since: May 23, 2013

That is true. My wife's Nexus 7 (2013) had the Lollipop and 5.0.1 update and she still did not update it (never noticed to update available on her notifications LOL) and I had to update it for her. Most average Android users don't know/care for updates, as much as the average iOS user as well as I see many of my coworkers on old iOS versions.

23. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The beauty of iOS.. customers DONT WANT the update. lol

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No we aren't.

2. RobotMan

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

For iOS, customers begging for downgrade.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Thing is iOS users get a bad version, few days after its fixed, android gets bad version 90% of its phones get stuck for months on it.B**ch please!

11. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

You started this. You are begging for a new ios release just to be updated in terms of users features. Still ios8 is on the jellybean knee.

16. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

That's just it, with Android your never stuck. You can always go back to the previous version.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because when iOS needs an update it makes the broken feature totally unusable, while on Android we can just download a work-around. All OS' have broken things or bugs. But in the case of the iPhone, they have to be fix right away because you won't be able to use it until they do. There hasn't been a bug in Android that broke every single Android model sold. It usually only effects a particular brand and they do fix them quickly. Samsung has had issues and instead of blaming the user they fix them right away.

8. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

iff your a customer that buy an iphone from a cornr of street with gevey you beg for downgrade, iff you buy from an retil store or an operator you are happy

31. afraaa

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

:))))))))))))))) RobotMan awesome said

3. AkihiroUchiha

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

I cannot wait anymore! Faster samsung, release the update.

4. trung_ero

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You are lucky that Samsung is faster than Sony... :(

6. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I doubt it that we will wait for February to get Lollipop on our Note 4 units. I believe it will be released by the end of this month or within the 1st week of January.

7. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

i just don't know why the galaxy S5 gets lollipop sweetness before the main flagship, the Note 4 ??! not logical

9. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

cuz they like to f**k us and theyr stupids

17. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Probably because there are like 10 times s5 than note 4 out there.

20. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The Galaxy S series will alway be the number 1 flagship for Samsung, which is understandable since it sells much much more than the Note series. Just because the Note packs better specs doesn't mean it is the main flagship, it will pack better specs because it is usually released 4 months after the S series. The iPhone 6+ packs the better specs compared to the iPhone 6, but the 6 remains Apple's favorite.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It packs better specs because it does more than the S. The previous Note like the original and the Note 2, were basically the S with a bigger display and the pen. The 3 and 4 are very different from the S that were before them.

24. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

The S5 is the flagship, the note is a niche device.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Maybe because the S5 was released before the Note 4? Could that be it?

30. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No, simply because it is the main seller.

10. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

guess we are finally gonna see activated 64bit in exynos note 4 :D

12. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Yep! That's the main point with Lollipop. 64bit on ART. The rest is on your artist feeling.

13. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

the new exynos is really beast processor its speed is unbelivable non laggy they threated the thermal issuses of the previous versions(mostly) its really uncomparable.

18. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Exynos 5422 from Galaxy S5 had no thermal issues. But I agerr, Galaxy S4 (i9500) is hot.

19. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

agree*

21. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

check this video it will show u the difference between the old versions of exynos and the new one it is abeast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT6H_su03WE

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