Report: AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to receive new version of Android 5.0
posted by Alan F. / Mar 23, 2015, 10:40 PM
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
- 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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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.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 8:34 AM 0
Posts: 151; 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.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 8:58 AM 0
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.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 9:22 AM 0
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