Verizon Rolls Out Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update: Samsung TouchWiz, VoLTE Support, And More


Verizon has just announced that it is rolling out an Android 5.0 Lollipop update to users of Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The latest software version, N910VVRU1BOAF, is said to have everything that Lollipop can offer.

The update includes revamped notifications, new animations, new UI for multitasking, and Material Design features. There's also the added VoLTE support, which can be accessed through Verizon's Advanced Calling 1.0.

While it is an OTA update, it may take a few weeks to cover each and every user. In order to keep oneself updated, the user can perform a manual check through the software updates section found in the Settings app.

"Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce an operating system update to Android 5.0 Lollipop," said [PDF] Verizon. "The new material design offers complex animations and 3D views, 64-bit ABI support and improved runtime."

The Lollipop upgrade also offers the latest TouchWiz software from Samsung for the Note 4. The software has been redesigned slightly in order for it to better comply with the Material Design guidelines of Google. One example is the style of the On/Off toggle button.

The device settings of the Galaxy Note 4 also received some cool new changes, which include the replacement of "Blocking Mode" with "Do Not Disturb," the enhancement of "Sound" text into "Sound and Notification," the addition of the "Smart Lock" feature and also the "Switch Access" menu for easier manipulation of the device through "configurable" key combinations.

Some of the app features were either removed, added, simplified or changed. In the camera, the "Recording Mode" is no longer available in the settings. "Slow Motion" and "Fast Motion" are now available in the "Camera Mode." Other features presented in this update are three opaque widgets to the S Health folder and the Galaxy Gifts deep link button.

The update also comes with a slew of new functionalities for the devices' Advanced Calling 1.0 feature. Some notable additions are the Advanced Calling video button and Advanced Calling menu.

Other enhancements include a simplified Search option in World Clock, the new opaque hue for the Google Search Widget, the "Call" menu being updated with the "Video calls" sub-header and "Video calling" option, and a brighter and bolder keypad that also features fluid animation inspired by Material Design.

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