Google's much expected Android 5.0 (Lollipop) that upgrades the current operating system in host devices, is now said to be actively rolling out to users of Samsung's Galaxy tab S 8.4 LTE tablets.
According to a YouMobile report, users of the Galaxy tab S 8.4 LTE bearing model number SM-T705 should notice the more recent Android 5.0.2 firmware upgrade via the over-the-air (OTA) mechanism, and the new software can also be obtained through Samsung Kies.
The YouMobile report also states that the latest rollout has started from Hong Kong; it should not be too long before users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE in other parts of the world get to see Android 5.0. YouMobile thinks that the firmware will reach more regions by the end of May 2015.
Samsung's Galaxy tab S 8.4 LTE ran the outdated Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) operating platform out of the box after its release.
New enhancements brought along by Lollipop to Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE users:
Android 5.0.2 brings along a plethora of new features and enhancements, as given below:
- 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.
Users of Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE can check their devices for the Android 5.0.2 operating system update and let us know regarding the rollout of the software in our comments section below.