If you are the proud owner of a Galaxy Note 4, you’ve probably been getting more and more excited about the news we keep hearing that Samsung is working hard on an Android 5.1 update that will bring the latest version of TouchWiz to your device. Sadly, it seems that these rumours may well be untrue.
Indeed, the Galaxy Note 4 is still waiting for the Android 5.0.2 update in some regions, instead having to make do with Android 4.4 KitKat. So why isn’t Samsung working hard on bringing Android 5.1 to its vast array of devices? Just that, Samsung’s vast array of devices means that it takes longer to update each eligible device, which means it can’t just move its developers on to next version of Android. According to SamMobile’s sources, Samsung is not working on Android 5.1 for any of its devices at the present time. Nor is there any details available about bringing the latest TouchWiz to the Galaxy Note 4 when Android 5.1 is eventually released. And it could be worse.
Remember when the Note 2 was released with Jelly Bean 4.1, Samsung decided to skip the Android 4.2 update and move right along to 4.3 leaving the Note 2 on the same software for a year or so? It might well happen with the Note 4. While you could understand the reasoning in part, that the Note series is more difficult to update thanks to its additional features and S-Pen functionality, it was cold comfort to those Note 2 owners. I know because I was one of them. Let’s hope that Samsung doesn’t decide to do something similar with the Note 4 with regards to Android 5.1 as it struggles to get through its backlog of scheduled updates for its devices.