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Android 5.0 OS update rolls out to AT&T-driven Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 in USSamsung

Google's Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update is now live for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 users, who have subscribed to its wireless network services in the US, AT&T has announced.

The announcement, quoted by Android Police, states that users of Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (bearing model number SM-T707A) can check out for Android Lollipop via automatic OTA notifications.

The build number of AT&T's latest OS update rollout is LRX22G.T707AUCU1BOE4 and the software is available in the form of a 1147MB sized file.

AT&T-driven Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 users can check their smartphones regularly for Android Lollipop, and let us know the latest rollout status, in the comments section below.

New enhancements offered by Android Lollipop to AT&T Galaxy Tab S users:

  • 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, for tasks 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 provides better protection against vulnerabilities and malware. Android Smart Lock can be used to secure the phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or even the user's car.

How to manually search for and download Android Lollipop OS update:

Apart from being available via OTA, the latest Android Lollipop firmware upgrade can also be got by initiating a manual search:

  • Connect to a Wi-Fi network
  • Tap Settings
  • Tap the General tab
  • Tap About device
  • Tap Software update
  • Tap Check for Updates, and then follow on-screen prompts

Verification of update build

  • Tap Menu > Settings > General > About device
  • The following information is displayed:
    • Software Version: 5.0.2
    • Baseband Version: T707AUCU1BOE4
    • Kernel Version: 3.4.39-4973971
    • Build#: LRX22G.T707AUCU1BOE4
    • File Size: 1147MB

After completion of the above processes, follow the on-screen instructions to install the Android Lollipop OS update.

Currently, AT&T-driven Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 slates are driven by the now outdated Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) operating system.

Google's Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS update is now live for Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 users, who have subscribed to its wireless network services in the US, AT&T has announced.

The announcement, quoted by Android Police, states that users of Samsung's Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (bearing model number SM-T707A) can check out for Android Lollipop via automatic OTA notifications.