Reports are coming in that Samsung has begun rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) in Russia this morning. Probably leaving a few Note 4 owners a little miffed that they weren’t first on Samsung’s update list.
As you have probably seen from some of the screenshots and videos leaked over the past few months, Samsung’s Lollipop build comes with a revamped Touchwiz user interface and replaces many of the dark themes with a white Material Design inspired finish. Based on the leaked preview build from late last year, the Note 4’s Multi-Window feature also makes is way to the Note 3 with Lollipop.
While the Lollipop update will take some time to roll out to other regions, Russian owners can double check for the N900XXUEBOA6 build update notification by heading over to Settings > About phone > Software. Alternatively, eager SM-N900 model owners can download and flash the official firmware with Odin, which has been uploaded by SamMobile. As always, be sure to read the instructions and make the appropriate back-ups.
If you’re the patient type who’s going to sit tight and wait for the download to arrive in your region, you can check out the video below to see what Samsung has in store for your Note 3.
Hopefully an update for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 won’t be too far away either.