Android OS Update
gpeterden
Contributor - Level 2

Samsung released information concerning Android 6.0. Funny I haven't even received the current version as it indicates from the site.

Galaxy Note 4 smartphone units listed below are scheduled to be updated in terms of operating system in the first quarter of 2016.

Models

Current Software Version

SM-N910C

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910F

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N9100 Duos

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910H

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910L

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910V

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N916S

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910T

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910G

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910U

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910W8

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N9109W

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N916W

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910K

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N916L

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N916K

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N9108V

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910S

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910P

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

SM-N910R4

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

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Ann154
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Can you provide the link to the original information?

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Toxicle
Enthusiast - Level 3

I think this was it, this was the only article that seemed to have the same info.

http://www.realtytoday.com/articles/46141/20151026/samsung-galaxy-note-4-update-android-6-0-marshmal...

Now, this may not exactly be the most noteworthy or reliable site, but at the same time, the fact 6.0 is getting ready, according to every site, to be rolled out in a matter of 2 months (Q1, many sites say it will start right in January), does lead most to believe that 5.1.1 is in fact solely in the hands of Verizon.

Then again, we should all know that by now, and isn't really news. Verizon is dragging, and if seeing how 5.1.1 was handled, we'll most likely get it the last day of December, just so they can say we got it in '15, and maybe see 6.0 by the middle of Q2, where most of us will be on other networks and other phones, while everyone else is updating to 6.X.

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UmX
Enthusiast - Level 3

what that means is we will see it by 2017

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Mediamarkcolo
Newbie

So, first quarter ends in 2 weeks, where is my marshmallow update, [removal required by the Verizon Wireless Terms of Service]

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Ann154
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Samsung is responsible for the update. Have you asked them?

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OUTCASTED2003
Enthusiast - Level 3

Wrong! Samsung has released the update. Verizon has to add their bloat and block certain features like adoptive memory so their Samsung Pay will work and ysers will NOT be able to delete that option! That's why the Marshmellow update hasn't been released!

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Ann154
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You don't understand how the updates really work. The carriers don't touch the code. GSM unlocked devices also have less regulatory and certification approval required then specific devices designed for a specific carrier. Samsung follows a similar/exact process that HTC has publicly acknowledged. See HTC Software Updates Process | HTC United States for details.

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Tidbits
Legend

Adaptive storage NO Samsung phone has around the world. Verizon isn't blocking that. Also Samsung Pay works on Verizon devices I don't know where you've been.

Also if you paid attention to that leaked screenshot. It says phase 1 and a list of devices and phase 2 under it. We have no idea what those phases are for. For all we know it's just part of their cycle and those devices are still in the early stages.

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Mediamarkcolo
Newbie

To what are you replying "wrong"?

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Mediamarkcolo
Newbie

How would I be able to do that?

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Mediamarkcolo
Newbie

So, despite all your interesting replies, does anyone know when we will get Marshmallow for our version Samsung phones?

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ThomasPII
Enthusiast - Level 3

My guess is sometime after Android OS "N" is released to everyone else later this year.

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Snn5
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It won't be released to everyone this year.  Some Nexus will get it this year.  Some other manufacturers and models....next year.

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cchamp77
Contributor - Level 1

Marshmallow being released to note 4 on sprint this week so maybe we will get it soon...lol

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angelsix
Enthusiast - Level 2

So, is there any commitment by Verizon to do any more upgrades to our Note 4's?  Conversely, is there some reason to conclude we are not getting more Android upgrades?

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Ann154
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Samsung makes the decision on whether or not one of their phone models will be updated. Verizon Wireless has no say in that particular decision.

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Biscuitti
Newbie

Yes and No.  Samsung makes the decision on which of their devices are updated to the latest OS.  Then they release that OS to the carriers to distribute that OS to each of their customers with that device.  Usually each carrier then performs tests on that version of the OS to make sure there are no problems or conflicts with their network that will arise for their customers. 

For whatever the reason, Verizon has historically been the slowest of all carriers to update Android Operating Systems on their devices. 

So any delays in the release of software patches and or OS updates occurring between the initial release by google and the eventual update to the device is a shared responsibility between manufacturer and carrier.  For that reason, if you are someone that requires the latest OS or software patch ASAP, you are better off with an unlocked Nexus device direct from google or if you have to have a carrier locked device, stay away from Verizon as a carrier until their track record improves.  

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Ann154
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Actually Verizon isn't always the slowest.

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Biscuitti
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Sprint, US Cellular, and T-Mobile have all either announced or released the marshmallow update for the Galaxy Note 4.  AT&T and Verizon have remained quiet about any future update.  Looks like it's a race to the bottom between AT&T and Verizon to see who is slower at providing their customers with new (well roughly 6 month old) features and security measures to enhance and protect their Mobil experience.  I won't be surprised if my Project Fi Nexus phone gets Android N when Verizon Note 4 is still on Lollipop.

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Tidbits
Legend

worse comparison...

Android is built specifically for Nexus devices.  Google has an unfair advantage because of this.  There would be a problem is Google released Android N after other manufacturers released Android N

It's like me making a test of 1,000 questions, and I submit the test and the answers as soon as I am finished.  Then I let everyone else do the test.  Do you think that is fair that I am part of the test since I made it?

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