Samsung has yet to roll out the Android 5.1 Lollipop on its 2013 flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4, although the Korean tech giant did said in a statement last month that it will release the mobile operating system update to the device soon.
But leave it to the techno-savvy developers to make life easier for Samsung Galaxy S4 users as a custom ROM Android 5.1 Lollipop has been developed by XDA developers for the device and now appears on some handsets.
Not only that, the Android Pit detailed that popular Resurrection Remix ROM has just been unveiled for the international Samsung Galaxy S4 edition, with model GT-I9500, based on the latest Android 5.1.1 builds. Alongside the usual features that come with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the update also brings some gesture controls, theme chooser, and LED density changer.
These two system updates came as a bit of surprise since Samsung has not been very specific on when it shall be releasing the Android 5.1 Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy S4. But the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is really out of the question as the Korean tech giant never even talked about it at all.
But according to sources, Samsung will officially unveil the Android 5.1 Lollipop real soon despite of the fact that the mobile operating system was not approved for the Galaxy S4 Mini. Reports also have it that the Android 5.1 Lollipop will only be approved for the Google Play Edition versions of the Galaxy S4 but until Samsung officially released the updates, these are mere speculations at this time.
Supports new Microsoft app
Samsung Galaxy S4 is among the five new Android devices to support Microsoft’s new Hyperlapse application whose beta version was just released to the Google Play Store last month
The Hyperlapse app enables users to create beautiful time-lapse videos on Android devices with great ease, notes the Android Authority.
When it was first released, the Hyperlapse app was only compatible originally with a few Samsung devices, the Nexus 5, 6, and 9, the Sony Xperia Z3, and the HTC One M8 and M9.
Preparation for roll out
Samsung has reportedly been preparing its devices to take on the Android 5.1 Lollipop very soon. Some of these devices include the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. But the roll out schedules would be dependent primarily on the plans or timetable of the US and international carriers.
Although most users of Samsung Galaxy S4, the Galaxy Note 4, and the Galaxy S5 are already using Android 5.0.1 Lollipop or Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for its mobile operating software, they are still complaining about issues and there is certainly more work to be done. They are actually expecting that Android 5.1 Lollipop would be the solution to their complaints.