The Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 received the Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware update on Friday. The update came nearly three weeks after the network provider rolled it out and later pulled it back for the Galaxy S4 Spark variant that has the company’s enhanced Long-Term Evolution (LTE) service.
On Friday, Sprint released the Lollipop update for both the regular Galaxy S4 and its Sprint Spark variant, refreshing the support pages for both devices. The software update for the users of the regular Galaxy S4 comes with the version L720VPUGOD2, while the users of the Spark variant get the version L720TVPUCOD2, which also features the Factory Reset Protection feature, Sammobile reported.
Although users should be automatically notified to update their devices after the software is released, they can also check for its availability manually by accessing Settings > More > About Device > Software Update.
The Sprint Galaxy S4 received Android 5.0 more than a month after U.S. Cellular released the firmware update for the Galaxy S5. The system build was called G900R4VXU1BOC1, which included all of the latest Android 5.0.1 features such as Google’s Material design interface, on/off toggles, onscreen notifications, improvements to Samsung’s TouchWiz interface and floating action buttons.
While the Galaxy S4 has received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, there is still confusion about whether the new firmware will hit the Galaxy Note 2. However, if a tweet from Samsung Danmark is to be believed, the device will get the update, but only in select markets, Android Authority reported.
Although the tweet did not reveal precisely when and where the Android 5.0 update will be rolled out for the Galaxy Note 2, it did confirm that the Danish Galaxy Note 2 units will get the update soon.
@Kamil_Sabry Hi! Each market has their own updates so it can vary from market to market. Danish Note 2s (CSC code: NEE) will get Lollipop.
— Samsung Danmark (@SamsungDK) May 8, 2015