Samsung Galaxy Note Edge gets over-the-air Android Lollipop update

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge gets over-the-air Android Lollipop update
Before the Galaxy S6 edge brought its curvaceous edginess to the fore, Samsung dabbled in rounded-off displays with the Galaxy Note Edge. It's a device that owners are crazy about, and in our own review, we enjoyed almost every aspect aside from the high price. With a number of smartphones currently getting their Android Lollipop updates, the Note Edge is also joining in the fun, with Verizon now rolling out the OTA of version 5.0.

Coinciding with the release of Android 5.1 for the Motorola DROID Turbo on Verizon, Android 5.0 for the Note Edge adds improved notifications, general performance tweaks, and of course, the Material Design makeover. With US Cellular and T-Mobile having already rolled Lollipop out for the Galaxy Note Edge quite a while ago now, it's good to see that Verizon has finally got to it. 

The new update is version N915VVRU2BOF2, and should be making its way over the air as we speak. If you haven't already gotten the notification, it could take a couple of days, so you may have to sit on your hands for just a little longer.

With a boatload of great features including a quad-HD display, slick design, impressive processor and an equally strong camera, the Galaxy Note Edge is unquestionably a great device. Like the S6 edge, however, it doesn't come cheap, and with stiff competition from Apple's iPhone 6 Plus upon its release last year, probably doesn't get the recognition that it deserves. 

If you do happen to own the Verizon Galaxy Note Edge and have received the update, let us know what you think via the comments. 

source: Verizon

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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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9 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

OTA update??? cool!

2. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Why did it take so long to get the update?

4. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

I think the same

6. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Europe got it in April, T-Mobile in May, Korea in February. Carriers are 90% of the time to blame for late updates.

3. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 960; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

Let's see if it messes up the device like Lollipop did to the Note 4. More glitches than its worth.

5. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Its so expensive... but I think that is the most georgeous Sammy phone.

7. rizzell

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I use to love my Note 4 until the lollipop update and now I just wanna throw this phone off a building. Anybody know of a update coming to fix it?

8. pshirley713

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

I would think twice about installing that update. I have the AT&T version of the Edge. I loved the update at first because it looks wonderful. But...then the problems began. Battery life was significantly worse. The phone overheats. You can feel the heat in your hand. It is quite annoying. And then the speaker on the phone went out...meaning I could not place calls or receive calls while holding the phone up to my ear. No one could hear me. So I ended up having to get a new phone, but not before having to reformat the phone. Yes my data was backed up but that got it all out of order. The phone was only 6 months old. The only way to avoid the update is to keep your phone off wifi, which of course is highly inconvenient. So this update has left me in a bad spot. However, I'm much happier with my phone on version 4.4.4.

9. pshirley713

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

And search the internet for problems associated with this update. I think you'll find I am not alone.

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