Google's Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) OS update is now apparently live for owners of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphones, who have subscribed to T-Mobile's wireless network services in the US. The OS update had received technical approval last week, thus making the software eligible for a rollout.

According to an Android Authority report, that quotes multiple tipsters, T-Mobile-driven Galaxy Note 4 users in the US should observe the Android Lollipop firmware upgrade bearing version number N910TUVU1COD6, in the form of a hefty 1086MB sized file.

Also, since T-Mobile is yet to officially announce the above rollout, we expect Android Lollipop for Galaxy Note 4 to be seeded in phases, which means that it should take a while until all T-Mobile driven Galaxy Note 4 handsets receive the Android Lollipop OS upgrade.

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Android Authority

Newer enhancements

Users should notice the newer features given below, post installation of Android Lollipop:

  • 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.
  • Smart Lock: Secure smartphone by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car.
  • 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.
  • Activation of 'OK Google' voice command: With OK Google, it is possible to issue voice commands to Galaxy Note 4 smartphones.
  • Battery saver feature: Indicates remaining time left to charge.

Manual search and download of Android Lollipop, within T-Mobile-driven Samsung Galaxy Note 4:

Android Lollipop is generally available automatically via OTA, but users can also initiate a manual search for the OS update post which a download/installation can be done.

  • From the home screen of your devices, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About Phone > Software updates > Check for updates
  • Select Download Now
  • When download is complete, a screen will appear informing you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Select Install Now
  • The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear indicating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.