New Samsung Galaxy Android 5.0 Lollipop update details have leaked for Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 4 users, details that once again all but confirm the Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update and the Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Months ago, Samsung started rolling out its Android 4.4.2 KitKat update to Galaxy devices. That roll out has since been joined by the Samsung Galaxy Android 4.4.4 KitKat update update, a release that recently hit several devices inside the United States. Samsung is still very focused on its Android 4.4 KitKat roll outs but we’ve finally begun to see lots of movement regarding its unannounced Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for Galaxy-branded smartphones and tablets.
Samsung Galaxy Android 5.0 Lollipop update details have been leaking like crazy over the past few weeks as Samsung works behind the scenes to deliver another massive update to Galaxy smartphone and tablet users. Last week, we saw new Galaxy S5 Lollipop release details emerge. Today, new Galaxy S4 Lollipop update and Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update details have surfaced.
A recent report from SamMobile details the Samsung Galaxy S4 Lollipop update for the Google Play Edition variant. The Google Play Edition was released last year and unlike the normal version of the Galaxy S4, sold through the Google Play Store without TouchWiz on board. The update “features stock Android UI with Material design” which falls in line with what Google offers for its Nexus smartphones and tablets.
The update is said to be in beta form which means that it’s not quite ready for public consumption. A release date for the Galaxy S4 GPe Android 5.0 Lollipop update is still not known though it will likely land before the update for the regular Galaxy S4. That update is rumored for early 2015. Google just started rolling out its Google Play Edition updates which means that this update could be close.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update also leaked out for the first time thanks to the founder of SamMobile. He’s leaked several images on his Twitter showcasing bits and pieces of the software. He’s also promised a preview later this week. The Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is all but confirmed but unlike the other updates, it hasn’t leaked out.
The images don’t showcase much though the software does resemble the leaks we’ve seen for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Both updates are rumored for December though we still haven’t seen Samsung confirm any specific details for Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5 or any Galaxy smartphone or tablet users.
These leaks come shortly after a test build for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 update was released to the public for the first time. They also come shortly after we discovered the Sprint Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update in testing behind the scenes. While Samsung might be targeting a Galaxy S5 Lollipop release this year, it doesn’t mean that one is guaranteed. Android software update release dates are dependent on internal testing and we often see release ETAs push back due to bugs.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 figures to be one of the first to the Android 5.0 Lollipop update given its stature as one of Samsung’s top smartphones. The Galaxy Note 4, another current flagship, should also be one of the first to get the new operating system from Google and Samsung. These two devices won’t be the only ones getting the upgrade, however.
Samsung’s Android 5.0 Lollipop update is also rumored for the Galaxy Note 3. Samsung tends to focus on its flagships first before moving to older devices which that Galaxy Note 3 users could be waiting until next year alongside Galaxy S4 users. Nothing is set in stone yet which means that release dates and features could certainly change in the days and weeks ahead.
Other Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets remain out of the picture for the moment though Samsung’s Android 5.0 Lollipop update should encompass most devices from 2013 and 2014. The company usually sticks to an 18-24 month window for Android software updates.