Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update with VoLTE support

Samsung_Galaxy_Note_4_Back_Galaxy_Note_4_Logo_TAVerizon and Samsung have finally gotten around to pushing out the Lollipop update for the Galaxy Note 4, and hopefully all of the bugs that have been plaguing other Samsung devices have been stomped out.

In addition to bringing all of the updates Google introduced in Lollipop to Samsung’s phablet, you’ll also see support for Verizon’s VoLTE, plus Material Design aesthetics to most of Samsung’s interface and apps. S Health is getting three new widgets, and a new Galaxy Gifts link has been introduced in one of Samsung’s integrated widgets. Read more

The first generation Moto X, Moto G, and Moto E phones will all upgrade directly to Android 5.1

Motorola_A_Lenovo_CompanyWaiting for that Lollipop update on your first generation Moto X, Moto E, or Moto G? Well, bad news is that the standard Lollipop 5.0 update isn’t happening. The good news? Motorola’s skipping 5.0 completely and updating those three devices to Android 5.1. It makes sense for Motorola to do this instead of wasting a ton of effort getting the phones upgraded to an already obsolete OS.

While Motorola is definitely working on making those updates happen, no word on when it’ll happen. Hopefully sooner, rather than later, but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more. Read more

SDK Manager lists Android 5.1.1

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It has only been a few weeks since Android 5.1 was introduced to the public and pushed to select devices, but software updates wait for nothing. There is always something to be fixed, changed, or added. The next version of Android, 5.1.1, could be released soon as it has been spotted in the Android SDK Manager. It has not yet been added to AOSP, so hold off on continuously checking for a software update.

We will let you know when Android 5.1.1 starts hitting Nexus devices.

Via: Android Police

Still no word on the OxygenOS (Android 5.0 Lollipop) update for the OnePlus One

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OnePlus got a little marketing with their drone deal yesterday, but owners of the OnePlus One aren’t happy at all. The OxygenOS update, based on CyanogenMod 12 and Android 5.0, still hasn’t delivered.

OnePlus originally promised that it would be out within 90 days of Google’s release of Lollipop. When that didn’t happen, they promised that it would happen by the end of March.

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Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact now getting Android 5.0

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Sony has announced the official Android 5.0 update roll out for the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact as well as the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact starting the end of March. This means the update should be already rolling out to the devices, although Sony makes it clear that the timing might vary depending on the region. Read more

Verizon starts pushing out Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5… Again!

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If you cast your mind back to early February, you may remember that Verizon claimed that it was rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5. However, it appears the carrier pulled the original upgrade (version number: G900VVRU1BNLC ) with no reason given, and has today started pushing out an identical build of Android 5.0 to the handset, with this new version number: G900VVRU1BOA4. 

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