We’ve got good news today for Android users across North America. The Galaxy S4 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update just began rolling out to smartphones across the United States and Canada.
The much-anticipated update brings a slew of new and exciting features to one of the world’s most popular Android devices. The two year old Galaxy S4 is about to feel a whole lot newer and more powerful.
AT&T users in the United States actually received the Galaxy S4 Lollipop update on Tuesday last week. This week, the update appears to have finally reached most remaining smartphone users at networks across the United States and Canada.
The new Android update clocks in at a massive 947MB, so you’ll probably want to be connected to Wi-Fi before you start the download. The build number after upgrading will be LRX22C.1337UCUGOC3.
Key Features in Android 5.0 for the Galaxy S4
Lollipop 5.0 is one of the biggest updates ever released for the Galaxy S4 since its initial debut back in 2013.
The new update removes aging features like the Browser Bar, Softcard apps, and Code Scanner.
Users are also treated to the new Material Design UI– something you’ve undoubtedly seen newer Android users talking about.
There’s also new and improved battery life thanks to Project Volta. So if you’ve noticed battery life lagging on your aging device, then Project Volta might breathe new life into it.
Other key improvements include the Quick Settings menu, an improved notifications systems, and better security measures.
AT&T is actually forcing its users to connect to Wi-Fi before downloading the update – maybe because they don’t want their networks clogged or people complaining about 1GB of overage fees appearing on their bills.
The updates are taking place over the air – so you might have to wait a few hours or days for the update request notification to appear on your Galaxy S4.