Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update is now active for Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note Edge devices on Sprint's wireless network service in the USSamsung

Users of Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note Edge, who have subscribed to Sprint's wireless network service in the US, can check out for the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update that is now active for their smartphones.

Announcing the rollout of Android Lollipop for both its Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note Edge subscribers, Sprint states that users can check out for the latest update via OTA.

The version number of Google Android Lollipop firmware upgrade applicable to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is N900PVPUEOC5, while that for the Galaxy Note Edge is N915PVPU0AOC8.

New features and enhancements

For AT&T-driven Samsung Galaxy Note 3:

Carrier-specific enhancements – Nil

General set of enhancements:

  • Material Design: Material design offers fluid animations, vivid coloured themes and 3D-Views.
  • Improved Lockscreen: Shortcuts for both Phone and Camera are provided, along with Material Design-inspired notifications.
  • Touchwiz: Brighter look and feel, bold colours, fluid animation inspired by Material Design.
  • Floating Action Button: Floating action buttons provide easy access to the app's most important features, such as adding a new contact or favourite, or composing a text message.
  • Interruptions: Priority notifications such as events and reminders, phone calls, and messages can be set up to sound or vibrate while all other notifications are muted.
  • Recents: Easy access to your Chrome tabs right from the Recent apps page. Multi-window icons for ease of use during multi-tasking.
  • Battery Saver: A battery saver feature that extends device use by up to 90 minutes.
  • "OK Google" voice command: Talk to Google on the go to get quick answers, send a text, get directions and more.
  • Connectivity: Improved network selection logic so that your device connects only if there is a verified internet connection on Wi-Fi.
  • Security: SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware. Use Android Smart Lock to secure your phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like your wearable or even your car.

For AT&T-driven Samsung Galaxy Note Edge:

Carrier-specific enhancements:

  • Enhancements to Wi-Fi calling feature
  • Factory Reset Protection enabled

General set of enhancements:

  • Material Design: Material design offers fluid animations, vivid coloured themes and 3D-Views.
  • Improved Lockscreen: Shortcuts for both Phone and Camera are provided, along with Material Design-inspired notifications.
  • Touchwiz: Brighter look and feel, bold colours, fluid animation inspired by Material Design.
  • Floating Action Button: Floating action buttons provide easy access to the app's most important features, such as adding a new contact or favourite, or composing a text message.
  • New Quick Settings: Get to the most frequently used settings with just two swipes down from the top of the screen. New handy controls like flashlight, hotspot, screen rotation and cast screen controls.
  • Interruptions: Priority notifications such as events and reminders, phone calls, and messages can be set up to sound or vibrate while all other notifications are muted.
  • Recents: Easy access to your Chrome tabs right from the Recent apps page. Multi-window icons for ease of use during multi-tasking.
  • Battery Saver: A battery saver feature that extends device use by up to 90 minutes.
  • "OK Google" voice command: Talk to Google on the go to get quick answers, send a text, get directions and more.
  • Connectivity: Improved network selection logic so that your device connects only if there is a verified internet connection on Wi-Fi.
  • Security: SELinux enforcing for all applications means even better protection against vulnerabilities and malware. Use Android Smart Lock to secure your phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like your wearable or even your car.