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Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge to get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday December 17, 2014.

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Galaxy Note 4
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Android 5.0 Lollipop is making its way around the mobile world with numerous handsets now rocking the latest and greatest mobile software from Mountain View. However, if you are toting the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Note Edge you may not be getting Android 5.0 at all. Don't worry though, it is not half as bad as it first looks.

As one of the biggest manufacturers (the biggest actually), Samsung has already started sending out the 5.0 update to its Galaxy S5 flagship, and plenty of reports suggest that Galaxy Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy Note Edge are all about to land the patch. We have even seen images and videos of Samsung's handsets running the software.

However, SamMobile (usually on the mark with this stuff) claims that Samsung is actually working on the Android 5.0.1 build and not the 5.0 one for its new Note smartphones. The means that the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are probably going to skip over the Android 5.0 update and move straight to the newer 5.0.1 build that has a few enhancements but no major differences.

The newer version of the software is unlikely to push back the roll out of the update, which was already pretty late anyway. It is thought Samsung will patch the Note Edge and Note 4 (alongside the Galaxy Alpha and A Series) in February. I would like to see the company work faster than that, but Samsung has never been the most rapid of company's when it comes to this sort of thing.

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