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Lollipop update hitting Galaxy Note 4, starting in Poland
When it comes to Lollipop, suffice to say that some have been showered in sweets more than others; the Moto X, LG G3, and Samsung Galaxy S5 come to mind in addition to the GPe devices and Nexus devices. Meanwhile, in recent weeks even the Galaxy S4 has received Android 5.X. To say that Galaxy Note 4 owners are a bit upset might be an understatement, though fortunately it seems the time may finally be right.
For owners of the SM-910C variant in Poland, today is the day for loading up Lollipop. Reports indicate that while the Android 5.0.1 update is not yet available on Kies, it is being pushed to some devices as an OTA update. Those eager to snack on sweets can try to force things by accessing the “Check for Updates” section in the Settings > About Device menu. However, it’s not a sure-fire shot unfortunately, and thus waiting is the name of the game.
Android enthusiasts may recall that Poland was also the first place to receive the Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 and the LG G3, and thus the country’s status as a testing ground before widespread roll-out seems to be continuing. With LG it was only a matter of a few weeks before the update was deployed across Europe in a larger fashion, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see the same follow suit here with Samsung’s fabulous phablet.
While this might be a breath of fresh air to those living in some parts of the world, for those in North America (the USA in particular), the game of patience is seemingly a much longer road to glory: recall that the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update only began to release to US carrier variants in the recent past.
The Lollipop update brings the Note 4 a refreshed appearance, lockscreen notifications, heads-up notifications, and improved performance and battery life, among others.
It remains to be seen when the Galaxy Note Edge will receive the latest major Android release. While a leaked build has been seen before, there is no solid news of a date to declare. Given the recent report that the device sold far less than a million units however, it might be a fair assumption to think Samsung is a bit more focused on getting the Note 4 out the door before changing gears to its sloped sibling.
Hopefully this bit of good news will brighten the smiles of our readers. as opposed to leaked builds and test versions with no launch in site. Please feel free to share impressions or thoughts if and when your Note 4 is updated!