A new version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which attempts to address some of the issues that users have experienced with the prior update, has been released. Meanwhile, an imminent U.S. release has been reported but not confirmed.
Samsung has officially released a new version of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update and made it available first to users in the Netherlands. The update, while still considered a 5.0 update, is a change from previous versions in that the much-maligned "Interruptions" system that replaced mute mode has been removed entirely. Mute mode is still not available via the regular volume slider; users need to first access the "Sound" shortcut in the quick settings. The lack of a mute button was a huge complaint about the Android 5.0 Lollipop update by previous Note 4 users in Europe who received the update, and it appears as if Samsung has acknowledged the issue and is trying to fix it prior to future rollouts.
Meanwhile, although Sprint is still the only U.S. carrier that has officially released Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 4, a new report claims that AT&T's rollout is imminent. The report states, "AT&T has now announced that they will be releasing the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update to their Samsung Galaxy Note 4 users via U.S. OTA although not all models will be getting the update at once. The first batch of users will be the ones with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910A."
Whether the report is accurate, however, remains to be seen, as no official announcement appears to have been made by AT&T and no other source is listed in the report. AT&T has been notoriously slow in rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to its lineup of smartphones, and is the only major U.S. carrier to have not released any Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to any Samsung device on its network.
We'll be sure to keep you updated on the veracity of the report as well as all of the latest Android Lollipop 5.0 update release information as it becomes available.