At the moment, Samsung is getting ready to update their devices to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop version, especially for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Poland is the first market to receive the Android 5.1.1 update while Sprint is the first carrier in the US to issue the update for their users.
The firmware update is mainly designed to improve the security for users and at the same time provide a major boost to performance as well. If the various Galaxy Note 4 users haven’t received necessary OTA for the update, a link has been provided by GSM Arena through which users can manually install the update online.
If you wish to manually update your device, you can go to Settings, and then choose About Phone and then Software Update and therefore, you should choose for software updates as well. The new firmware also offers various kinds of security features and Android Geek talked about the firmware features of this new update.
You will notice several kinds of improvements to the notification panel, lock screen notifications, quick settings along with Smart Lock.
At the same time, the new Lollipop version comes with Android Runtime, Material Design, Multi-User support, Screen Pinning and new stuff like the dynamic status bar and the latest Recents Menu.
Furthermore, the battery life is also improved with the latest version. This comes as a great piece of news for users who really want their phones to stand by them all day along. When charging is not always possible, a good battery life helps to a great extent.
After Poland being the first country to receive this update, it is now expected that the other countries will follow suit as well. According to reports from NeuroGadget, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 obtained the Android 5.1.1 update lately, specifically for the 4GB model. Current reports suggest that the phone will receive the same features as the new OS versions.
At the same time, the Android Lollipop 5.1.1 update will provide improved features and security with various smartphone manufacturers, companies as well as different regions.
Sony has released the new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for their devices in the Z3 and the Z2 range. It has been more than a month since then and current reports suggest that the company is getting ready to roll out this update for their Z1 series devices along with other products as well.
The latest firmware (build-number: 14.6.A.0.368), will be coming for Xperia Z1 (C6902, C6903, C6943, C6906), Z1 Compact (D5503) and Z Ultra (C6802, C6833, C6843, C6806). According to reports from Xperia Blog, there is a software (build version: 19.4.A.0.180) coming for the T2 Ultra along with the Xperia C3 and it has also passed certification from PTCRB.
In case you are hearing this for the first time, PTCRB is a forum of cellular operators which primarily authorizes certification programs for various devices which are responsible for operating telecommunications bands in the North American regions.
Usually, it is noticed that the company takes around a week to release the update for all of their devices and that too after getting the much-needed certifications. As a result, you should expect the devices like Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, Z Ultra, Xperia C3 and T2 to get the update by this weekend or early in September.
Furthermore, it is said that the new Android update will bring improved stability along with an enhanced Android Run Time. This will actually make the applications open faster than before.
Earlier, there were some issues with ‘Okay Google’ but now they are fixed. There was a memory leak issue in Android 5.0 Lollipop which was causing the applications to crash abruptly without any prior notice.