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Lizard81
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What is the expected release date for the Galaxy Note 4 6.0 update and does Verizon really need all the nearly useless bloat ware

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Ann154
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Only Samsung knows when it will be ready for release. Verizon Wireless doesn't touch the code.

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Only Samsung knows when it will be ready for release. Verizon Wireless doesn't touch the code.

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Lizard81
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It's already been released for other carriers

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Are you absolutely sure about that? Software Updates are different between the various carriers. One example, the T-Mobile model doesn't have the update. Software updates | T-Mobile Support

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Lizard81
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Yes they are different because of carrier specific bloat ware

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It is much more involved then the carrier specific applications. Each model has to be tested independently for the updates and changes needed for the cellular radios, Bluetooth, wifi, and other hardware components. HTC has shared the process HTC Software Updates Process | HTC United States and the other manufacturers follow a similar process. The carriers play a small role in the overall process.

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Lol

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I guess you didn't go and check their process. There is more to it than base code. Android is not 100% open source. There are things like XLTE, Wi-Fi calling, and how things handoff that requires testing. There is also the security apsect of things. Not to mention the updates require certifications from FCC, Wi-Fi consortium, Bluetooth, and not to mention Google.  Yes Google is part of this process as if any Google service is broken manufacturers can't add the play services. All of this stuff varies by device and manufacturer teams who work on each update.

If you have a problem with this process buy a Nexus. It's not all sugar coated but at least you get your updates faster.

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Lizard81, we are all anxious for new software. Please know that we will get this out as quickly as possible. To watch for the latest news, visit http://vz.to/1UicWdL.
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