Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 finally updated to Android 5.1.1
posted by Alan F. / Jan 11, 2016, 10:53 AM
Last month, Galaxy Note 4 owners in Hungary were the recipients of an OTA update containing Android 6.0, and a video of the handset running Marshmallow was quickly disseminated. The U.S. carrier update could start taking place sometime during the current quarter.
Android 5.1.1 includes certain bug fixes and security updates, and also allows the Note 4 to support Android for Work. The latter allows users to separate their work apps from their personal apps. Work data is secure from malware, allowing the user to bring his own phone to the office. The update also removes the Amazon Appstore and certain pre-loaded Amazon widgets from the phone.
Before you start the process of updating your Verizon branded Galaxy Note 4 to Android 5.1.1, you need to make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50%. And before downloading and installing the files, you should have the device connected to a Wi-Fi network.
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- 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)
Posts: 6767; Member since: Feb 10, 2012
Samsung should be ashamed of themselves, there is no reason why the 2015 flagships shouldn't be running on marshmallow as of now, nor their more than capable 2014 flagships. What's more frustrating is them insisting on not giving the Note 4 and S5 the same software features as their successors.
posted on Jan 11, 2016, 10:56 AM 1
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Samsung? You can thank verizon for this one.
posted on Jan 11, 2016, 10:59 AM 8
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The International version of note 4..has been well receiving prompt and non-problematic update, mine eg received an auto update from 4.4.4 to 5.1.1 directly in August .. And also has gotten more mini updates since.. People have a loud outcry on updates which is fair but sometimes force Samsung to send unstable updates that wreck their phones.. Imo I think Sammy should improve on timing but also give stable updates.. Glad my note 4 is as smooth or getting more smooth since I bought some over a year in usage now
posted on Jan 11, 2016, 12:11 PM 6
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It's to blame on all bloatware they tried to add!
posted on Jan 11, 2016, 11:04 AM 0
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Finally update to lollipop, in 2016. Beauty of Android :)
posted on Jan 11, 2016, 11:35 AM 0
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The beauty of Android is that even if you're still on lollipop, you're more advanced than the competition. Beautiful indeed.
posted on Jan 11, 2016, 12:07 PM 10
I know some of the blame lies on Verizon but shame on you Samsung for not giving the very capable Note 4 some of the features of the Note 5, particularly the ability to pull out the S-Pen and take a note on a black screen. The Note 4 is still a capable device. It shouldn't be left in the dark.
posted on Jan 11, 2016, 12:07 PM 0
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This is why phone makers need to make carriers provide their app to the app store like everyone else. No baked in carriers apps. They can either provide a icon that is a download link, or make it available in the app stores. That way Samsung can directly update the device. Eliminate carriers as the middleman for OS updates.
posted on Jan 11, 2016, 8:20 PM 1
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