Samsung Galaxy Note 4 under Verizon Gets Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Security Update: Will Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Come in March
Feb 07, 2016 08:31 PM EST
Verizon has officially released a security update of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to its Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phones. Some say this might already by be in preparation for the upcoming release of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 units of Verizon Wireless are now officially heading to the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update as Android 5.1.1 Lollipop was rolled out since last month. A new security update was also being rolled out yesterday. However, there are no confirmation until if Verizon can make it to what Samsung has promised that Marshmallow will hit Galaxy Note 4 units by the first quarter of the year.
The security update with build number LMY47X.N910VVRU2BPA1 brings in most up-to-date security patches to amp up device performance optimization and resolve know issues.
The update will just take shorter than major ones. Before proceeding with the actual download and installation process, Verizon has reminded users to connect Galaxy Note 4 to a Wi-Fi network first or to a strong Verizon signal. Additionally, make sure that the battery is fully charged and has enough space for the software.
To manually check for the update, go to Settings > About phone > System updates. Follow on screen instructions. If automatically notified for the update, just tap Update Now and follow on screen instructions. The update can also be download and installed while roaming via Wi-Fi network.
Meanwhile, Verizon is expected to roll out the Marshmallow update with major features and greater controls for the device. Marshmallow's new features include battery saver called Doze, redesigned app drawer, improved app permissions, more comprehensive Android Pay and Now on Tap. It also has better volume controls and sharing.
Marshmallow has been considered the most refined software in Android history yet. Among its devices, Verizon only released the update to Nexus 7, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, Nexus 5 and Nexus Player.