Android 5.0.1 Lollipop builds leaked for Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung's newest Notes will skip Android 5.0. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s newest Notes will skip Android 5.0. Photo: Samsung

After upgrading its flagship Galaxy S5 to Lollipop, Samsung is hard at work on bringing Google’s latest software update to the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge. Android 5.0.1 builds for both devices have already leaked out into the wild, suggesting a public rollout could be right around the corner.

The leaks also indicate that these devices will skip the initial Lollipop build — version 5.0 — and get the latest one, which has only just been made available to Google’s own Nexus devices, and a few Google Play Edition handsets — like the original Moto G. The update doesn’t include many changes, but it does fix some bugs, improving performance and stability.

Both the Note 4 and the Note Edge shipped with Android 4.4.4 KitKat pre-installed, so they’re yet to experience Material Design, lock screen notifications, Smart Lock, and the other improvements Lollipop brings. For a sneak peek at those changes on the Note 4, check out the video below from SamMobile, which obtained the leaked Lollipop builds.

As usual, SamMobile isn’t making these ROMs available to download, so you’ll have to wait until Samsung rolls them out over the air, unfortunately. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long for that.