The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Android Lollipop 5.1.1 update is coming soon, according to a new report. In addition to addressing numerous issues users have had with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, the new version reportedly may come in a 64-bit build.
It's no secret by now that many Galaxy Note 4 users have not been happy with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update they received for their phablets earlier this year. The update wreaked havoc with many users' devices, causing problems such as overheating, forced closing and freezing of apps and missed notifications. The most widespread problem of all has been decreased battery life, with many Note 4 owners reporting that their smartphone battery drains ridiculously fast since the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, even while the device isn't in use and with no apps running.
Galaxy Note 4 owners looking for a fix have been told to perform a factory reset on their phones, which helped some but not others. Some carriers, notably Verizon in the U.S., released small incremental Android 5.0 Lollipop updates meant to address the issues, often to no avail.
Now, it appears there is finally hope on the horizon for Note 4 owners. A new report indicates that the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update may be on the way shortly. An AnTuTu benchmark shows the update running on the Galaxy Note 4, possibly with a 64-bit build. In addition to the expected bug fixes, users can expect to see a host of performance improvements on their phablets.
While Galaxy Note 4 owners are anxiously awaiting a new update for their phablets, the Galaxy Note 5 is on the horizon and is set to be introduced at IFA Berlin in September. Rumors have been swirling that the latest flagship version of the popular Note series will be the first Samsung device to feature Android M, which was recently unveiled at Google I/O, but this currently appears unlikely as Samsung will need time to test the new OS following its completion and release.