News by Luke Jones on Wednesday April 08, 2015.
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a couple of generations old these days, but Samsung has long confirmed that the two year old former flagship is getting Android 5.0 Lollipop. That futureproofs the handset for a while and gives it the latest full build of Google's mobile OS. AT&T has now started rolling out its Android 5.0.1 update for customers running the Galaxy S4.Bringing the S4 up to the modern times requires a lot of changes, so the file is suitably weighty at a mammoth 947MB. Aside from delivering Android Lollipop to the handset, the upgrade also removes aging features such as the Browser Bar, Softcard apps, and Code Scanner from the device. The build number is LRX22C.1337UCUGOC3. The Android Lollipop newcomers are familiar by now and include Material Design, new improved battery life, Project Volta, Quick Settings, improved notifications, and increased security measures. AT&T is rolling the update out over the air, so as always it may take a few days for you to actually receive the prompt. AT&T is insisting this time (due to the file size) that you are hooked up to Wi-Fi throughout the download and installation process. While 50% battery life is recommended, we would advise going even higher and ensuring you have at least 75% juice on your Galaxy S4 before starting the update.
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