Google has released the firmware update to its highly-touted but problematic Android 5.0 Lollipop last March in the hope of addressing bugs and issues that have hounded the mobile operating system when it was released in November last year.
Having seen the problems that the Android 5.0 Lollipop brought to the Nexus and Motorola devices which were among the first to have taken on the latest mobile operating system from Google, Samsung decided to go easy on the update on its mobile devices.
So instead of taking on the Android 5.0 Lollipop, Samsung devices updated straight to the Android 5.0.1 beginning in February and subsequently Android 5.0.2 starting in March, thus skipping the bugs and issues that have plagued the Android 5.0 Lollipop.
When the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge were launched in March and subsequently released to the retail markets in April, both already had the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on board with free over-the-air update to Android 5.1 Lollipop, the firmware update launched by Google also in March.
Gotta Be Mobile reports that Samsung is now preparing its other devices to take on the Android 5.1 Lollipop very soon. Some these devices include the Samsung Galaxy S4, its 2013 flagship smartphone, 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.
However, there has already been an incremental update by Google released this month which it called as Android 5.1.1 Lollipop which brings further bug fixes to problems of the mobile operating system. This means that even with the Android 5.1 Lollipop, users expect to still encounter some more bugs and minute issues.
First smartphone to support LTE capability
As the flagship smartphone of Samsung back in 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is actually the first smartphone to support LTE capability back when it was introduced in March 2013.
At that time the LTE Advanced mobile network standard was just an emerging trend. These days, supporting LTE capability are one of the major features of most of today’s flagship smartphones.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 was launched during the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in New York City on March 14, 2013 and served as the successor of its groundbreaking predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S3.