Samsung kicks off its Lollipop rollout for the Galaxy Note 4

The Note 4 finally gets Lollipop. Photo: Samsung

The Note 4 finally gets Lollipop. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 4, is finally getting its Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update, weeks after it was delivered to the Galaxy S5. The release introduces new features, better performance, and an improved look.

Everything you would expect from a Lollipop update is included in this build, including Smart Lock, lock screen notifications, and improved multitasking. You’ll also experience improved performance and better battery life.

You won’t see Material Design much thanks to Samsung’s own TouchWiz UI, but the company has improved its design to better match Google’s new guidelines.


Like every big Samsung update, this one will begin its rollout in one market — Russia — before making its way around the world. It’s being distributed over-the-air initially, but you should be able to find it in Kies later on.

We haven’t yet seen anything for the Galaxy Note Edge, but it shouldn’t be too far behind.