Lollipop update for the Galaxy S4 starts to roll out in India, firmware for the Exynos variant now available for download

Since Lollipop's announcement, a lot a manufacturers have promised they would be bringing Google's latest OS as an update for their more relevant handsets. Samsung is, naturally, among said manufacturers, and it aims to roll out Android 5 to its Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, Note 4, Note Edge, Alpha, and others. Of course, having one of the heavier Android skins out there is bound to slow the process down a bit, but still – Sammy has already managed to roll out an update for the Galaxy S5 to most areas, and has started a Lollipop crusade for the Galaxy S4, with an update for the old-gen arriving to handsets across Russia. Now, the roll-out continues to another large market – India.

The update applies to the Exynos variant of the S4 – GT-I9500 – and is said to contain some UI tweaks, the new heads-up notifications, a rehash of the multitasking menu, and improvements to performance, security, and battery life.

For the inpatient and adventurous among you – the firmware is available at, where you can also find an update for the GT-I9506 (Snapdragon) variant, though, if you are unsure of the actions and risks involved in manually flashing the firmware – we'd strongly advise against it.

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop


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