Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is now live... in Russia

Just a couple of days after the Galaxy Note 3 got its Android 5.0 Lollipop update in Russia, now Russian owners of the Galaxy S4 (model number GT-I9500) can also get rid of KitKat and install the new OS instead - thanks to an official update provided by Samsung.

The Android Lollipop (5.0.1) update weighs in at a hefty 1049 MB, and will bring a lot of novelties to Samsung's flagship from 2013 - which, by the way, ran Android 4.2 Jelly Bean at launch. A Material Design makeover is one of the first new things that users will notice. The update is being sent over the air, and, for now, it doesn't appear to be available via Samsung Kies.

Sure enough, we already knew that the Galaxy S4 would get its Lollipop update at about this time, but we didn't expect this to happen in Russia first.

In any case, Samsung Galaxy S4 users in other countries can certainly hope that their device will soon receive the update as well - although, as always, the exact timing depends on market and carriers. We're really looking forward to seeing when Lollipop for the US variants of the S4 will arrive - and we'll let you know as soon as we find out anything about this.

via: Sam Mobile

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Why Russia always first?! I have galaxy note 3 Verizon still with 4.4

8. Dmitry

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

Samsung needs betta-testers as feedback for quality control. What's why Russia is the first. And there is another s4 version.

2. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

If the update is ready why not Samsung send it to everyone? Why they have to start in a country than other.

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1466; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

so samsung can focus on the unknown bugs and try to fix that before they send the updates to more countries. If all countries received the first updates, and a bug went through there would be millions of unhappy costumers. So its safer to release it to one or 2 countries first.

4. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Good job.

5. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

s4 s5 note3.. kudos sammy waiting for my note 4 :D

6. Luckiee

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

Release it for Note 4 too :D

7. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

Release the Lollipop to S4 Active afterwards please.

9. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The reason why Russia is always 1st is due to Samsung having an R&D centre there and they have.

11. lightyagami1

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

I havent seen any news for the s4 l720t is there any news?

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