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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  • Battery 3220 mAh
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