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Android 5.0 Lollipop Update for Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A (GT-19506) Released to Users

Another Samsung smartphone is getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

Samsung has rolled out the latest Android update for its Galaxy S4 LTE-A (GT-19506), according to Sam Mobile website. What’s notable about the Lollipop update for this device is the fact that it is already available in three different regions (Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Germany), though maybe that’s not so impressive considering the Galaxy S4 LTE-A was never that widely available in the first place, it said.

In addition, the website’s tracker listed Austria and Nordic countries as having the Android firmware update.

It said the Lollipop update has a common build number, I9506XXUDOA6, for Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany.

Samsung has also released the Lollipop update for Galaxy S4 in India, Sam Mobile added.

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Android 5.0, according to Sam Mobile, brings Material Design to the user interface along with a host of new features, such as heads-up notifications, refreshed notifications system, new multitasking menu, multiple user accounts, guest user mode, and Android Smart Lock among others. It should also improve the battery life as well as the device’s security and performance.

Besides the Lollipop updated, Samsung U.S. announced that ATT users of Galaxy S5 Active phone will receive the Android KitKat 4.4.4 (baseband version G870AUCU1AOA1) update.

It said the update will contain miscellaneous improvements, bug fixes, and security updates.

ATT customers will receive an alert to download the update or they can download it manually.

When prompted, you can postpone the update up to 3 times, and 4 hours per occurrence. After the update has been postponed for the maximum allowable time, your device will automatically download and install the update, according to the announcement.

Samsung has been rolling out the Lollipop updates in many countries.

The Android 5.50 Lollipop was unveiled last June during the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, California.

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Android Lollipop 5.0 updates: Galaxy S3 and Note 4 will NOT be receiving update

UPDATE: Bad news for UK owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2: the devices will not be recieving the Android Lollipop upgrade.

When questioned on about Lollipop rollout plans for the devices, the company was spurred into admitting that we don’t like to give out bad news. but the Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 won’t be receiving the Lollipop update.

Instead both phones. which are still widely-used. will be left languishing on Android KitKat.

Users looking to upgrade, however, will be gratified to learn that the Note 3 will be getting the latest OS, although Samsung was unable to provide an estimated arrival date for the new software.

Android Lollipop 5.0 is now available on most manufacturers’ flagship devices around the world, while Google has pushed out a 5.1 update in selected parts of Asia.

As a reaction to the delay in getting Android apps to various mobile devices, Google has announced it wants to cut down the wait time.

According to ComputerWorld, a new development program from Intel. Reference Design for Android. will ensure tablets and smartphones will start to recieve new updates and features within two weeks.

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Devices made as part of the program will use a designated blueprint, and the consistency of hardware among Android phones and tablets will make delivering updates much easier.

The Nexus 9 tablet and the Nexus 6 smartphone were the first devices to ship with the software out-of-the-box, and popular handsets such as the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 are now receiving the update.

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In a surprise move, LG has beaten everyone to roll out Android Lollipop to its flagship G3 handset first.

LG started pushing out Lollipop to G3 users in Poland on 9 November and said this would be followed by other key markets in the near future.

The G3 is scheduled to receive the Android 5.0 update in Q4 of this year, although a precise date is unavailable at this time, LG told IT Pro.

Carriers in the UK started rolling out Lollipop to UK users in late-December.


Update. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users in Poland and Note Edge users in Australia have apparently recieved the Lollipop update, according to SamMobile. While this doesn’t bring us any closer to a confirmed release date, it’s a good indication that a UK update is around the corner, especially for the Note 4.

TmoNews also reports that T-Mobile users in the US are starting to recieve the Galaxy S5 Lollipop upgrade as a 1GB over-the-air download.

The South Korean firm has starting rolling out the Lollipop update to Galaxy S5 across Europe. Verizon has also started to roll out the update to Galaxy S5 users in the US. An estimated 1.7GB of memory is needed to upgrade, according to Verizon’s software upgrade instructions.

The Galaxy S4, Note 2, 3 and 4 are expected to make the jump to Lollipop. A roadmap from French carrier SFR suggests the Note 4 will receive the update in January 2015.

Sam Mobile has obtained a preview of Lollipop running on the Galaxy S5, and suggests the build could be available in December. However, this will be carrier dependent and we’re still awaiting confirmation from Samsung as to when UK devices will be updated.

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How to install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

There is good new to all Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 users that new update is being rolled out for users, upgrading this Galaxy Tab 4 to latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system and probably you’ll be receiving it too. You’ll receive the notification regarding under the notification area of your device. However it may take long time for you to get notification as update is being rolled by Samsung and your service provider may take more to distribute to you.

If you do not want to wait any more for official notification then we’d like to inform you that you can install this manually too. It would take your very less time, just about 5 to 1o mins to complete the entire procedure. In this update [build T235XXU1BOH7], Samsung has brought some changes such as improved battery life, performance and few other changes.

Here we have shown how to update Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, build released with many fixes and improvements. This is an official build, so there should be no bugs or any kind of issue with it. Here we’ll help you to update this handset using Odin program.


  • This update is only for Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 SM-T235 and it meant nothing for any other device or model. Check your device’s mode before updating your device.
  • Make sure to save all the important stuff to some safe place. It may possible that Odin program remove everything stored under your device.
  • Enable USB Debugging, go settings- developers options. check the USB debugging box. This is step very necessary because enabling USB Debugging allows your phone to connect to computer for file transfers.
  • Make sure that your phone has at least 40-50% charging. It should be able survive all the time when we done with update installation process.


  • Download the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update file from here to your PC and Extract the folder to get update files. You should get tar.md5 format file.

→File name:

→Build : T235XXU1BOH7

  • Download the Odin from here. Extract it your PC and under that, you’ll get a file “Odin3 v3.10.7.exe“.

Also make sure to install proper Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 drivers on your PC. Get them from here.

How to update Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

  • On your PC, from extracted Odin folder run “Odin3 v3.10.7.exe” and following screen will appear,
  • Turn off your device and wait for 3-5 seconds so it can be turned off completely.
  • Download mode – press and press and hold Volume UP Home Power buttons until you see warning screen, release the buttons and press Volume Up button to go into download mode.
  • Connect your device to your PC using USB cable.
  • As you’ve connected your device, the ID:COM port on Odin will turn Blue. You’ll also see “Added!!” message to indicate successful connection just like below image,

Note :- If you don’t see Added! That means your device is not getting detected by your computer. Make sure to install proper drivers again and repeat the above steps from starting!

  • Now click on “AP” button and locket the download the firmware file(.tar.md5 file) and do not make any changes to Odin.
  • Now click on Start button, it takes some time to install so be patience. Once it completes you’ll see following screen,
  • Once it gets flashed successfully, you’ll PASS message appearing very left top of the Odin program stating that everything has been executed correctly and update has been installed successfully.

    Congratulation! You’ve successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating. Now enjoy the better Android operating system on your Tab 4.

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    Samsung has been focused on clearing clutter from its TouchWiz UI for the last few generations, dialing back on the number of pre-installed apps and making them optional downloads from its own app store. For the latest version included with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge (the software is the same except for some edge specific features), Samsung’s design goal was to simplify its custom UI and make interacting with it more intuitive.

    The redesigned TouchWiz better aligns with Google’s material design philosophy, swapping dark backgrounds for white. It also uses color more consistently within apps to aid navigation, similar to what Apple did in iOS 7. To make the interface more intuitive, descriptive text replaces sometimes cryptic icons and symbols. Often used controls in various applications have also been moved to make them easier to reach when using the phone with one hand. The video below, which shows the S6 running the initial Android 5.0.2 software (the 5.1.1 update is covered further down the page), serves as a good introduction to the design and features of this new UI.

    The S6’s home screen does not see any drastic changes but rather small refinements. The very bright and colorful Samsung icon set receives an update, although some skeuomorphism remains. Drop shadows now appear below the icons, but only on the home screen and not in the app drawer.

    While this latest version of TouchWiz does adhere more closely to Google’s material design language, there are notable exceptions. For example, the Clock app still relies on skeuomorphism (still a vintage 1970’s flip clock), and the word “” replaces the vertical ellipsis for the action overflow menu. Samsung also adds its own flare to the Samsung S Planner calendar app and the Messaging app (shown below) as well as replacing other stock Android apps.

    New to this version of TouchWiz is a powerful theming application. With Android Lollipop, Google implemented elements of Sony’s excellent theming engine into the core of Android, allowing other OEMs to leverage it. The Samsung Theme Store currently has over fifty themes in a wide variety of styles and color schemes.

    Some branded themes like the one for the Avengers let you turn your S6 into a Captain America super-fan’s dream device. Others are gaudy, cartoon-style eyesores. But there are gems in the collection such as the stock Android inspired Material theme we installed, shown in the third screenshot above. All of the themes seem to be free currently, but with this moniker is noted on each theme, we assume there may be paid themes in the future.

    Running Lollipop means the S6 includes the new notification system, including lock screen notifications. In the S6’s settings, notifications can be set on a per-app basis—either blocking them, setting them to priority so they always appear at the top of the notification panel, or hiding the payload on the lock screen. A global setting allows you to disable lock screen notifications entirely. The Android 5.1.1 update also adds the ability to swipe up on a notification to dismiss it from view but still keep it in the notification tray as a reminder for later.

    The do not disturb mode, which can be activated manually or on a set schedule, allows calls and alerts to be muted. Exceptions can be made for all alarms, calls, and messages. There’s also a more granular option for calls and messages, providing exceptions for all contacts or just favorite contacts. Calendar events and reminders can also be allowed through.

    Samsung’s keyboard has a clean layout, and its word prediction engine seems very accurate. The keyboard’s vertical size is adjustable, and it can even be undocked and moved around the screen like a floating window. There’s also a continuous input option to create a Swype-style experience or to control the onscreen cursor by sliding your finger across the keyboard. The optional haptic feedback experienced while typing is subtle and not distracting like on some other phones which overdo the effect.

    Samsung’s S Voice control is still present on the S6, and it works well enough that you will not miss the “OK Google” voice control of stock Android. Activating it with the similar sounding “OK Galaxy” command, gives you access to a variety of voice controls, which are useful for hands-free use when driving. Google’s excellent voice search is still present though when using Google Now.

    Samsung’s app bloat reached its zenith with the Galaxy S4, and ever since Samsung has been working to reduce clutter. On the S6, only its core apps are included such as Gallery, Music, S Planner and Messaging. Other Samsung apps are tucked away in folders but most apps, like the actually useful S Translator and Kids mode, are optional downloads from the Samsung App Store.

    Because of Samsung’s new agreement with Microsoft, reached soon after the settlement of a patent dispute, the S6 includes OneNote, Skype, and OneDrive, including 115GB of free storage for two years. It’s a bit odd that Hancom Office is still the pre-installed document editing application instead of Microsoft Office. Perhaps the standalone Office apps were not ready in time for the S6’s launch.

    Samsung’s trademark Multi Window mode is present, and while we think this feature less useful on the S6’s smaller screen than on the Note series, Samsung does make some usability improvements in this latest version of TouchWiz. The side menu, which let you select which apps to display by long-pressing the back button, is gone. Multi Window is now fully integrated into the task switcher, where compatible apps show an extra icon next to the close button for opening them in a split-screen view. Tapping this icon opens the app on the top half of the screen. The lower half of the screen still shows the task switcher for opening another app; swiping to the right shows icons for additional apps compatible with this mode. Long-pressing the multitasking button when using a Multi Window app fullscreen automatically shrinks it to half the screen with icons for launching another app shown below, which is a more direct route than the task switcher.

    Twenty-nine of the S6’s preloaded apps are compatible with Multi Window, including Google apps such as Chrome, Hangouts, and Maps; Samsung apps such as Gallery, Music, Messages, Memo, and Calendar; and third-party apps such as Skype, Instagram, and

    There’s a slider for adjusting how much screen space each app uses in split view. You can also swap apps top to bottom and minimize or maximize them.

    Multi Window also allows apps to work in separate floating Windows. Swiping diagonally from either top corner of a fullscreen app turns it into a smaller floating version that can be placed anywhere on the screen. The Windows can be resized, within a small range, and multiple floating Windows can be open at the same time. The toolbar at the top of each window provides options for closing the window, maximizing the app, or minimizing it to a persistent floating icon which can be placed anywhere on the screen. There’s also an option for dragging and dropping content between Windows.

    Overall, Multi Window works pretty well, although it does take some time to get proficient using it. The biggest issue really is just remembering that you can use this mode if you’re used to only having fullscreen apps.

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    Smart Manager is a new dashboard that shows power, RAM, and storage levels and Device security in once place. If you tap on one of these panels, you are taken to a more detailed settings panel. For example, in the Battery settings page you can configure the Power and Ultra power savings modes.

    The Galaxy S6 of course comes with Samsung’s KNOX active protection, although it is turned off by default. You can also install the free Samsung mobile device management tool My KNOX for even more device security and control. Knox creates a separate work profile the keeps all the applications and data within separate from your personal profile as shown in the third screenshot above. Using the My KNOX User Portal allows you to manage access to the work profile and do things such as remote locking and wiping it without impacting any personal data.

    Edge Screen Features and Functionality

    The curved screen on the Galaxy S6 edge offers more than just aesthetic appeal. Like last year’s Galaxy Note 4 Edge—Samsung’s first foray into phones with curved screens, albeit only on one side—the curved edges of the S6 edge are used to add additional functionality not possible on a flat-screen device, namely Edge lighting, People edge, Information stream, and Night clock. It’s important to note that since the S6 edge is curved on both sides, these features can be assigned to either side, which is great for left-handed people; the Note 4 Edge’s single right-side curve made it more suitable for right-handers.

    The People edge feature, shown above, allows you to assign five contacts to five slots, with each contact assigned a unique color. These contacts are then quickly accessed by swiping in from the edge of the screen. Tapping one of the colored circles brings up shortcuts to various communication options. Also, if you get a notification from any of these five contacts, a tab corresponding to their color appears on the edge of the screen. Swiping in on this tab from either the home or lock screen produces a cool looking animation and more shortcut icons. While this feature works well and looks pretty cool, it does seem a bit redundant. Lollipop’s standard notifications, either on the lock screen or in the notification drawer, serve the same purpose and provide more information within them prior to opening the full app to take action.

    Edge lighting is an extension of People edge. When you get an incoming call or notification from one of your five edge contacts, the edge of the screen glows in their color if the phone is face down. Again, while this does work as advertised, we’re not sure how useful it is. How many people rest their phone screen-side down on a table? Without a screen protector you risk scratching the screen. The other issue is that the glow of the screen is also only visible in lower light, which makes this feature useless during the day.

    Information Stream is a ticker of info that scrolls right to left along the side of the S6 edge’s screen when active. You access this feature by quickly swiping your finger back and forth along the edge of the screen when the phone is in standby. Out of the box, the S6 edge comes with a clock that also shows the date and weather and streams for notifications, trending topics, Yahoo! news headlines, Yahoo! stock prices, Yahoo! sports scores, and Flipboard briefings. You can see how each of these streams look in the image below.

    Some of the streams are configurable, allowing you to select which app notifications appear in the notification stream, choose what stocks appear in the Yahoo! stock stream, and choose what sports team’s scores appear in that stream. As of now, the Yahoo! Sports stream is limited to showing info from the major North American and European leagues, but it would be nice to have scores from other sports such as golf, tennis, or auto racing included. There are also a couple of third-party streams downloadable from the Samsung app store.

    While these streams put the edge screen to good use, activating it can be a challenge since the phone can easily move when you swipe back and forth across the screen’s edge. Perhaps a gesture-based activation using the sensors on the front of the phone, like waving or hovering your hand over the screen, might work better.

    Our opinion of the S6 edge’s unique features are mixed. While they do add something to the smartphone experience, they really do not radically alter it in any way. It almost seems like Samsung needed to come up with some kind of software uses to justify the expense of incorporating the curved screen. Do these features or the curved screen’s appearance justify the S6 edge’s higher price?

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