Samsung has already managed to roll out an update for the Galaxy S5 to most areas, and has started a Lollipop crusade for the Galaxy S4, with an update for the old-gen arriving.
Samsung’s been keeping busy with Android 5.0 Lollipop, trying to get the update out to qualifying devices as quickly as possible. Considering the weight of its proprietary TouchWiz UI (it’s a 1GB update for the Galaxy S4)
It looks like an official TouchWiz take on Android 5.0 Lollipop for Samsung Galaxy S4, one of the best-selling Samsung smarpthones of all time, has just leaked and has been quickly picked up by the eager members of the XDA community.
Samsung confirms the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 will get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Going through the list we find the Galaxy Note 4 as well as the Note 3, both of which were previously expected to receive Lollipop.
Android 5.0 has just been pushed out to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition. This is the stock Android version of the phone, available from the Google Play Store.
Last week, we told you that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3, Note 4, S4, and S5 LTE-A would all be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop early next year. Now, we have details on when the Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Alpha are supposed to get the update.
Unofficial AOSP Android 5.0 Lollipop builds landed for Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5. Several Galaxy S5 variants (SM-G900I, SM-G0900F and SM-G900M) and the Qualcomm version of the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) can now taste some sweet Lollipop software.
For Galaxy S4 owners, the update will be considerably bigger than for those rocking a Galaxy S5, because other than all the features of Lollipop, the TouchWiz UX on the S4 will be replaced by the newer version seen on its successor.
We have seen an internal build of the Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the Samsung Galaxy S5, courtesy SamMobile. Now they have managed to get their hands on an internal Lollipop build for the older Galaxy S4, and have a video for us to see below.
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