Report: AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to receive new version of Android 5.0

Report: AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to receive new version of Android 5.0
A new version of Android 5.0, first rolled out by Samsung in the Netherlands, is slated to be used for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update according to a new report. This version of Android 5.0 removes the criticized "Interruptions" system that replaced the "Mute" mode. While the former is not a part of the new Android 5.0 build, neither is the latter. In order to mute an updated phone, the "Sound" setting needs to be changed in the Quick Settings menu, not through the volume slider.

In the U.S., only the Sprint branded version of the Galaxy Note 4 has been Lollipopped so far (to Android 5.0.1), although the phone received the original variant of the update. Android 5.0 brings with it the new Material Design, Lock Screen notifications, Quick Settings pull down menu from any screen, Project Volta for extended battery life, the 64-bit ART compiler that opens apps quicker, a new "Recent Apps" menu, and more. In addition, the update brings HD Calling to the carrier's version of the Galaxy Note 4 in some regions of the country.

In addition, the new Android build will bring some bloatware with it. Reportedly Evernote, and Amazon Shopping are being added to the Galaxy Note 4 with the update. Mobile payment service Softcard also was mentioned in the report as being one of the bloatware apps included with the new OS build, but Google recently purchased Softcard's technology and IP. While the Softcard app can be used for a short time, eventually Google will close the service and migrate users to Google Wallet.

While the update is said to be coming soon, there is no precise date yet when to expect AT&T to start disseminating it.

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source: AutooMobile via TechTimes

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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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11 Comments

1. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

It's been irritating waiting this long but I wont complain. I only want my SD access back. Might just be kitkat only flaw.

2. buraq

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Yeah, almost all other brands already had released the new version for their flagships, and samsung still discussing which version should give to the note4 ???

3. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I'm looking forward to the 5.0 update for AT&T

4. RajRicardo

Posts: 502; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

By the time 5.0 lands on every flagship device, Google will roll out 6.0. Manufactures should provide us an alternative either to flash their ROMs or to flash the latest AOSP version without any restrictions. Fragmentation is a curse.

9. Rorschach

Posts: 83; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

One of the many reasons I ditched Android for iOS.. Too many issues. I like my updates on the very day they're released.

5. corvette72778

Posts: 166; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I do not recommend updating to lollipop. Although it gives your phone a new look, lollipop drains the battery quicker and it makes the phone have more lag. No new features worth updating to lollipop but there are drawbacks such as a slower responding phone. Don't do it.

6. puckhead

Posts: 81; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

As a Note 4 owner that previously owned Nexus 5 with Lollipop I am really looking forward to this update. Mainly for the lock screen notifications. Now they just need to make Google Maps was less laggy and fragmented. Oh well its all worth it to have S-pen capabilities, cant have everything in life.

7. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I hope that Verizon goes straight to 5.1 or it could be months before we see a update.

8. djorn2k

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

I just checked my Note 4 on AT&T and I see 1.1 GB update on my phone. I'm going to candy shop!!

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What the heck is taking Verizon so long?

11. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Still waiting on an update for Samsung’s flagship Note 4 handset..

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