Samsung Galaxy Note Edge with Lollipop on board doesn't get rid of the "mute sound" option
Yesterday one of the more unusual smartphones that have arrived during 2014, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, began receiving Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, just slightly later than its regular Note 4 cousin also began to lick the sweet confectionery update. Our UI comparison between the older KitKat and the new Lollipop build is on its way.
Still, it seems that there's a pretty substantial difference between the Lollipop update for the Edge and the rest of the Android 5 builds for Samsung's more popular devices - the Note Edge has not waved goodbye to the "mute" sound-toggle feature, unlike the Galaxy S5 and the Note 4, for example. The mute toggle in the Quick Toggles is still there, right where it's supposed to be - the third option after you tap the sound toggle. The rest of the official Lollipop builds from Samsung unfortunately ditched this quite essential functionality.
As a reminder, Google also decided that an old-school silent mode should not made its way to stock Android 5.0 Lollipop. Thus it got 86'd in favor of a new priority mode, which employs a pretty different philosophy. A strong backlash from the userbase, however, has allegedly made Google reconsider its decision - the old silent mode is reportedly among the bigger entries in the changelog for the upcoming Android 5.1 Lollipop.