Samsung tweet hints at Android 5.0 coming soon for the Galaxy Note 4


The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hasn't been on the market for one week yet, and still hasn't been released in some markets. The first Android 5.0 devices haven't landed, and the update hasn't even been pushed out to Nexus devices yet. But, a new tweet from Samsung makes it seem like the Galaxy Note 4 could be in line to get Android 5.0 Lollipop sooner than you might think.

This morning Samsung sent out a tweet with the image that you see above of the Galaxy Note 4 and a number of lollipops sitting on a bed of Runts candy. The text of the tweet doesn't reveal much, saying only, "Anyway you look at it, the #GALAXYNote4 Quad HD Super AMOLED display is pretty sweet. #NoteTheDifference". 

Nothing in that gives an indication when we should be expecting the Android 5.0 update for the Note 4 though. We have seen leaks of the Lollipop update running on a Galaxy S5, so it is obvious that Samsung is working on the update. We also know that Samsung is still working on the Android 4.4.4 update for a number of devices. The indication definitely does point to Android 5.0 on the Note 4, and we're certainly hoping it is coming soon. 

source: @Samsung via SamMobile

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Galaxy Note 4
  • 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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48 Comments

1. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

ya sure .... as soon as February 2015

7. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It will be released fairly quickly - the latest Samsung flagship always gets updated quickly. But here in the states, AT&T and Verizon will hold the update up for a while. T-Mobile will be first, then Sprint, then a long time after AT&T, then final Verizon.

11. jpkelly05

Posts: 110; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

A lot of times Sprint beats Tmo to the punch with updates... concerning Samsung.

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sometimes but not all the time.

22. Mxyzptlk unregistered

well it's not like sprint has a lot of customers to update phones for

23. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Ouch. That was a direct punch to Sprint's face.

21. g2a5b0e unregistered

T-Mobile has been dropping the ball on the updates a lot recently & Verizon has actually gotten significantly better. The T-Mobile Note 2 for instance, is the only one that hasn't received Kit-Kat. The rest have had it for months.

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yeah I noticed. Verizon already rolled out 4.4.4 to the S5 and T-Mobile only sent out the 4.4.2 update in late August. Idk what's going on with them lately but they need to stop slacking off.

35. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Why don't you buy the phone "naked" (unbranded) ? In europe you can have it everywhere for 900$ (750€).

37. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Unfortunately the International version of the Note 4 doesn't have the US LTE bands since they use the Exynos SoC. AFAIK the Snapdragon SoC has the US LTE band support. If you get an unlocked international version, the best you can get is HSPA+.

42. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

So the best you can get is "only" 42mb/s". lol. What horrid first world problems we have. lol

44. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

In my European country Samsung offer both variants. Good for us, kudos for Samsung.

9. MrPhilo

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

You mean Novemeber/December.

34. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"ya sure .... as soon as February 2015" This seems early for Samsung. I'm guessing around June 2015. The updates to the Note 3 and Note 8 were very slow. More than ever, I can see the need for Nexus phones. Or a better design for Android which allows vendor customizations without preventing OS updates.

2. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Soon = Min 4 Months

3. Derekjeter

Posts: 1489; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Soon in phone terms means 5 months, in the US specially for Verizon it means before the Note 5 is released.

4. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Already? Wow Samsung is fast with updates compared to other non - Nexus manufacturer.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not nearly as fast as Motorola

14. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

"Samsung is fast with updates compared to other non - Nexus manufacturer." I do not think so because some other non nexus manufacturers have officially confirmed that some of their phones will get lollipop. Motorola. Droid Ultra/Max/Mini Moto X, G & E series. HTC. M8, M7, Mini 2 & Mini. OnePlus. OnePlus One. And Sony which notoriously slow with the updates even for their high end phones have officially confirmed that they will bring the lollipop to all Z series.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Moto and HTC will roll out the updates first, but Sony drags completely. Idk about OPO though.

20. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Agreed Sony does take it's time when it comes to updates.!

28. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

There is no doubt that Motorola will be faster than sony. But in case you do not know they are one of the fastest that brings Android 4.4.4 to their phones and today all the Z series has been updated to Android 4.4.4 So I guess Sony is not going to "drags completely" and perhaps some of their phones will be updated before the HTC.

30. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Before HTC? Lol yeah keep dreaming. HTC has been killing it with updates this past year. M8 and M7 are perfect examples.

31. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Dreaming? No i'm not Because If i'm not mistaken Sony is already beat HTC with the 4.4.4 update.

33. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

HTC rolled out the 4.4.4 update in the 4.4.3 since they had already completed it. Try again.

39. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Okay An update to Android 4.4.3 with integrated Android 4.4.4 security fixes for HTC phones was released in July 2014. Sony update to Android 4.4.4 for the Z1C, Z1 & Z Ultra was released in March 2014 and May 2014 for the Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z. Now can you tell me which one is faster with the updates? Did I just dream that Sony has beat HTC in terms of updates?

40. g2a5b0e unregistered

Now we all know you can't be trusted because you're a liar. 4.4.3 & 4.4.4 were both released in June. Please explain to all us how Sony updated phones in March & May to a firmware that had yet to exist. Yes, HTC is faster & yes, you did dream it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_version_history

46. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Oh sorry that's my mistake but i'm still 100% correct about Sony is alerady beats HTC when it comes to update because the Z1 get 4.4.4 (kitkat) on 27 june 2014. And no, i'm not dreaming sorry dude but Sony already beats HTC and your beloved Samsung. When it comes to update. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xperia_Z1

5. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

I say the update is gonna come out in Jan. for the Note 4.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nov/Dec is my guess

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