Sprint is about to update the Galaxy Note Edge with the Android 5.1 Lollipop, making it the first U.S. carrier to do so. A Samsung Galaxy smartphone is displayed at the company's headquarters in Seoul, Jan. 7, 2015. Reuters

The Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally available for Galaxy Note Edge users on Verizon. It is the third U.S. carrier to release the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Note Edge, after U.S. Cellular and T-Mobile.

Verizon has released the Android 5.0Lollipop with version LXR22C.N915VVRU2BOF2. The Galaxy Note Edge has been running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS since its release in September 2014.

The new Android 5.0 Lollipop brings various improvements to the Note Edge, such as the Material Design user interface, notifications on lockscreen, floating action button, enhanced camera app, and many more. The update is expected to come to all Verizon Galaxy Note Edge users in a couple of days.

The Galaxy Note Edge launched alongside the Galaxy Note 4 in September 2014, as the first smartphone to come with a curved display on one of its edges. The device is fitted with a 5.6-inch Super AMOLED display that supports Quad HD resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels. It offers a pixel density of 524 ppi.

Like the Note 4, the curved-edged sibling is powered with Snapdragon 805 chipset featuring a quad-core processor of 2.7 GHz and Adreno 420 graphics. The SoC is supported by 3 GB of RAM. The device is available in internal storage variants of 32 GB and 64 GB.

Below the display, the handset features a fingerprint sensor under the Home button. There is a 16 MP camera on the rear side of the device. The front-facing shooter on the Galaxy Note Edge is 3.7 MP.

The device has a thickness of 8.3 mm and it weighs 174 g. The handset features various health-centric sensors for UV and heart rate. Like the Note series phablet from Samsung, the Note Edge comes with an intuitive S-Pen stylus.

Verizon is busy rolling out Android firmware updates for its smartphones. The carrier also recently released the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to its Google Nexus 6 variant. Also, the Motorola Droid Turbo that is exclusively available through Big Red is also getting updated to Android 5.1.