The Android 5.0 Lollipop update is now reaching older Samsung Galaxy devices. Sprint is updating its model of the Galaxy Note 3 as well as the Galaxy Note Edge as of Thursday.
Lollipop updates have been hitting more recent Galaxy devices like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 in the U.S. since January. Now that most of those devices currently run Android 5.0, Samsung is moving on to update other smartphones in its portfolio. AT&T began updating its Galaxy S4 model Wednesday. AT&T and T-Mobile both updated their Galaxy Note 3 models in March.
Sprint began sending out the Android 5.0 update for its Galaxy Note 3 Thursday, having confirmed availability on its support page. The update will be sent over the air, meaning it should reach the Note 3 handsets wirelessly. Users should be prompted to update their devices automatically once the software hits, but they can also access Settings > General > System Update > Update Now to see whether an update is available.
The system build, or exact system version, is called N900PVPUEOC5. As a major update for the Galaxy Note 3, going from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, the software brings a lot of changes, such as Google’s Material design interface, on/off toggles, notifications on the onscreen, enhancements to Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, floating action buttons and many more features. The update takes up a little less than 1GB of memory on Sprint Galaxy Note 3 handsets.
Sprint also began sending out the Android 5.0 update for its Galaxy Note Edge on Thursday, having confirmed availability on its support page. The update will also be sent over the air and can also be accessed manually through Settings > System > System update > Update Now. The system build or exact system version is called N915PVPU0AOC8 and brings many of same features to the Galaxy Note Edge, as it does to the Galaxy Note 3.
T-Mobile announced Thursday that its Galaxy Note 4 model is now going through Android 5.0 testing, meaning the handset may receive the update in the coming days or weeks.