In a shocking moment of surprise, Samsung managed to push out a Lollipop update to the Galaxy S5 just weeks after the OS build went live. This came as a dramatic shift from the past, wherein the updates were usually met with significant delays. Still, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge owners are no doubt ticked off their ticket to candy land hasn’t arrived yet.
Sammobile has managed to obtain working beta builds of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop running under TouchWiz for these two devices, as well as the Galaxy S5 Cat.6 Broadband model (aka the “Prime”). Take a look below:
Galaxy Note 4
Galaxy Note Edge
Galaxy S5 LTE-A
While the videos basically speak for themselves, SamMobile is reporting that these three devices will not be receiving Android 5.0.0, but instead be updated straight to 5.0.1, a build that consists largely of bug fixes but also add slow/fast motion video recording.
Despise these videos showcasing software that is rather well along the way towards release, it’s still not finished, and thus there’s a burning question on everyone’s mind: when will it drop, and who will get it when? Some reports point to a January release date for the Galaxy Note 4.
On a final note however, Google has just pushed Android 5.0.2 out to the Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi variant. Although not much is currently known about the changes included in this build, the utter fact that there is a newer version of the new OS means that the OS seen in these videos may already be out of date (assuming the 5.0.2 patch isn’t exclusive to the Nexus 7.)