The US carrier Verizon is not very punctual when it comes to the latest software updates, so if you happen to be a Galaxy Note 4 owner and looking forward to run the new Marshmallow, then you will wait a little longer, because for now, you will settle for the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. This update is rolling out to the Note 3 Neo after, over a month ago, the Russian users started getting it.
The Verizon variant of the Galaxy Note 4 was previously running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and now the carrier is rolling out the 5.1.1 Lollipop update. The previous update come with the following new features and improvements: lock screen notifications, quick settings, screen pinning, smart lock, improved notifications panel, heads-up notifications, more detailed battery stats etc., but it was buggy and had a many problems, so the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update was like a breath of fresh air to the users. Now, the owners of the Galaxy Note 4 sold by Verizon, will benefit from the new features such as Android for Work Support, upgrades to the Samsung Knox Platform and they will no longer see pre-loaded Amazon Appstore and Amazon Widges bloatware.
The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has version number LMY47X.N910VVRU2BOK3 and it will be released to the Note 4 (Verizon) users gradually, which means that not everyone will receive it at the same time and it will take a bit until the update will be spread to all of them. When the users will be notified that the update is available for download via OTA, they will receive a message in the notifications panel. They will tap on it to download the new firmware and they will simply follow the on-screen instructions in order to complete the installation. In case you’re one of the users who haven’t received the update yet, you will be able to check for it manually, by going to Settings > About Device > Software updates > Check for software updates. Remember that the file might have a big size of several hundred megabytes, so we suggest you to connect to a wireless network when downloading it.
It is good to know that the Galaxy Note 3 Neo phablet, which was released in January 2014, is also being upgraded to 5.1.1 Lollipop, as this update was first available to the Russian users who bought the model number SM-N750. Before receiving the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the Note 3 Neo ran on v4.4.2 (KitKat).
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