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Verizon Updating Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Android Lollipop

News by Luke Jones on Thursday April 16, 2015.

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Galaxy Note 3
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Verizon has started updating its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop today, with the upgrade arriving via an over the air update. The handset is now a generation old with the launch of the Galaxy Note 4 last September, but is still a potent phablet and will make the most of the various changes that come with Android Lollipop.

Those changes include new animations and graphics courtesy of Material Design, Lock Screen notifications, Recent Apps, Quick Settings, Project Volta and a lot more besides. All of this is over an improved version of Samsung?s own TouchWiz Android skin UI.

Verizon, the biggest carrier in the United States, says that the update weighs in at 1.17GB, so you should have a Wi-Fi connection to pull it in. Big Red says that the update takes 8 minutes for device preparation and a further 14 minutes to install all that Android Lollipop goodness onto your Galaxy Note 3.

You will need to have 1.7GB of free storage on your handset to start the update, while as this is a staged roll out you may have to wait a few days to get the update notification. You could always try to hook it up manually by heading to Settings > About > Phone > Software Updates > Check for Updates.

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