Verizon pushes out Android 5.0 to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Verizon pushes out Android 5.0 to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is now receiving the Android 5.0 update. According to Big Red, the update includes the new "complex animations and 3D views" of Material Design. Lock Screen notifications are included with Android 5.0 as is the new "Recent Apps" menu, the 64-Bit ART compiler (which opens apps faster), and the "Floating Action" button used to write a new text message or email, or to add a new contact or calendar event. The update also improves TouchWiz, giving it a Material Design feel.

The Android 5.0 update for the Verizon Galaxy Note 3 weighs in at a hefty 117MB, which means that you should be on a Wi-Fi connection when downloading and installing it. The carrier says that it will take 8 minutes to prepare your device for the update, and another 14 minutes to install Android 5.0 on your phablet. Make sure your battery is charged to at least 50%.

You will need 1.7GB of free space to update your phone, and you will be told to clear more space if required. Also, because this is being sent out on a staggered basis, it might be a few days before the update actually hits your phone. You can try to manually pull it out by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates > Check for Updates.

Thanks for the tip, Dennis!

source: Verizon (1), (2)

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