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  1. ireknole's Avatar
    I currently have a Samsung Galaxy s5 on Verizon, which was killed by the lollipop update. It's sluggish, has app crashes, and horrible battery life.

    How does the note 4 fare on lollipop? I'm eligible for an upgrade in April and I'm looking at either the note 4 or nexus 6.

    After experiencing the sluggishness of Samsung devices (s3 and s5) after about a year of use, I'm really considering jumping ship to the nexus line.
    02-23-2015 07:52 AM
  2. bertsirkin's Avatar
    As far as I know, Lollipop isn't available yet on the Note 4, at least not in the US.
    02-23-2015 08:11 AM
  3. ireknole's Avatar
    As far as I know, Lollipop isn't available yet on the Note 4, at least not in the US.
    Ohh...I didn't know that. I haven't been following note 4 news and had just assumed since it came out after the s5, it would have gotten the lollipop update already.
    02-23-2015 08:13 AM
  4. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Yup. I stalk the forums to try to get info on when it's supposed to arrive. No luck yet.

    Sent from my gorgeous sexy white BEAST of a Note 4 ❤
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    02-23-2015 08:25 AM
  5. Rmedy21's Avatar
    I currently have a Samsung Galaxy s5 on Verizon, which was killed by the lollipop update. It's sluggish, has app crashes, and horrible battery life.

    How does the note 4 fare on lollipop? I'm eligible for an upgrade in April and I'm looking at either the note 4 or nexus 6.

    After experiencing the sluggishness of Samsung devices (s3 and s5) after about a year of use, I'm really considering jumping ship to the nexus line.
    I do not recommend the nexus 6. It's still a work in progress. The S6 will be out soon or you can pick up a note 4.

    Amazing Verizon Galaxy Note 4
    02-23-2015 08:46 AM
  6. ireknole's Avatar
    I do not recommend the nexus 6. It's still a work in progress. The S6 will be out soon or you can pick up a note 4.

    Amazing Verizon Galaxy Note 4
    Wow didn't realize that. What's wrong with the nexus 6?
    02-23-2015 09:08 AM
  7. Miami1683's Avatar
    I have a nexus 6 .. it's ok .. still a long way to go. I carry the N4 as my daily driver and keep the Nexus home to mess with

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    02-23-2015 12:41 PM
  8. Android D's Avatar
    I have a nexus 6 .. it's ok .. still a long way to go. I carry the N4 as my daily driver and keep the Nexus home to mess with

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    Wht u mean it's ok? did u have a Nexus 5 before? how does it compare to that?
    02-23-2015 12:58 PM
  9. Miami1683's Avatar
    Wht u mean it's ok? did u have a Nexus 5 before? how does it compare to that?
    It's a nice phone but buggy too. It's super fast tho. And at times reboots from a memory leak.

    The note is more stable but running 4.4 .. the S pen is so much more

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    02-23-2015 12:59 PM
  10. ireknole's Avatar
    It's a nice phone but buggy too. It's super fast tho. And at times reboots from a memory leak.

    The note is more stable but running 4.4 .. the S pen is so much more

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    My concern is whether or not that stability will remain on 5.0. My s5 was fine before this update.

    Does the note 4 still have that Samsung media storage thing where it doesn't read like a normal USB mass storage device? I'm also wondering how that's going to work with Android auto.
    02-23-2015 01:24 PM
  11. Miami1683's Avatar
    The S5 we have at home on 5.0 runs fine. No battery issues at all really. Try a full factory reset and see if that helps.

    As far as stability on the update. There is know way for us to really know until we see it on the note 4 here on VZW.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
    02-23-2015 01:26 PM
  12. Haalcyon's Avatar
    I had the Nexus 6 and it only randomly restarted one time in the 3 days I had it. I think for the money it's a nice unit. ...on topic though, I'm hoping the Note 4 doesn't get Lollipop anytime soon. My Note 4 works well so well now, I don't even want to take a chance really. I hope Samsung keeps the "beta" that's going on in Europe away from the US until they get it refined.
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    02-23-2015 01:29 PM
  13. GregMargie's Avatar
    Did you by chance try doing a Factory Reset on your S5 after the update? I have heard a lot of experienced members say that after a major update like Lollipop, the reset does wonders.

    I for one, right now am extremely happy with the performance of my Note 4, that I'm not sure I even want to let the update install once it comes.
    02-23-2015 01:30 PM
  14. ireknole's Avatar
    Did you by chance try doing a Factory Reset on your S5 after the update? I have heard a lot of experienced members say that after a major update like Lollipop, the reset does wonders.

    I for one, right now am extremely happy with the performance of my Note 4, that I'm not sure I even want to let the update install once it comes.
    I have not yet, since I was only going to do it as a last resort, but I'm thinking I may have to.

    I was anxiously waiting for that lollipop update since I really want android auto in my car when it's released. I do think that they need to iron out the bugs before releasing it to note 4 though, even if it takes a little longer.

    I'm leaning towards the note 4 though after hearing all this negative talk about the nexus.
    02-23-2015 01:37 PM
  15. GregMargie's Avatar
    Did you by chance try doing a Factory Reset on your S5 after the update? I have heard a lot of experienced members say that after a major update like Lollipop, the reset does wonders.

    I for one, right now am extremely happy with the performance of my Note 4, that I'm not sure I even want to let the update install once it comes.
    I have not yet, since I was only going to do it as a last resort, but I'm thinking I may have to.

    I was anxiously waiting for that lollipop update since I really want android auto in my car when it's released. I do think that they need to iron out the bugs before releasing it to note 4 though, even if it takes a little longer.

    I'm leaning towards the note 4 though after hearing all this negative talk about the nexus.
    I have never owned a Nexus device, but I have owned the Note 2 and currently the Note 4. I was in Love with my Note 2 and that's why I skipped the Note 3, and went to Note 4 as to not stay to many models behind..... Besides it being an awesome device, the S pen is one of the major reasons I love the Note. I use it for everything....texting, scrolling, writing, etc. I have long finger nails, so using the S pen gets it done faster for me.

    UPDATE: Not to familiar with the "Android Auto" but if your car is a Toyota, this may affect your decision. This was posted today on Adroid Central. http://www.androidcentral.com/toyota...its-own-system
    02-23-2015 03:04 PM
  16. Rmedy21's Avatar
    Wow didn't realize that. What's wrong with the nexus 6?
    You are better off with the moto x 2014. The battery life on the nexus 6 is very bad from my reading and reviews.

    Amazing Verizon Galaxy Note 4
    02-23-2015 08:15 PM
  17. ireknole's Avatar
    I have never owned a Nexus device, but I have owned the Note 2 and currently the Note 4. I was in Love with my Note 2 and that's why I skipped the Note 3, and went to Note 4 as to not stay to many models behind..... Besides it being an awesome device, the S pen is one of the major reasons I love the Note. I use it for everything....texting, scrolling, writing, etc. I have long finger nails, so using the S pen gets it done faster for me.

    UPDATE: Not to familiar with the "Android Auto" but if your car is a Toyota, this may affect your decision. This was posted today on Adroid Central. http://www.androidcentral.com/toyota...its-own-system
    Hmm bad move by Toyota. I have a 2013 Hyundai that I bought last year, so I won't be getting a new car anytime soon.

    I was going to upgrade with an aftermarket infotainment that supports android auto. That way I can get rid of my apple centric infotainment center and my ipod touch and finally get Internet music streaming with metadata on my screen and can stop juggling multiple devices.
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    02-23-2015 08:38 PM
  18. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Ohh...I didn't know that. I haven't been following note 4 news and had just assumed since it came out after the s5, it would have gotten the lollipop update already.
    The Note 4 will probably be upgraded to Lollypop within a few weeks. So it'll be ready when you're ready for you phone upgrade.
    02-23-2015 10:40 PM
  19. the tall guy's Avatar
    Lollipop for the Note 4 is version 5.0.1 and so far I haven't heard anything bad from anyone who has received it.
    02-24-2015 02:17 AM
  20. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Lollipop for the Note 4 is version 5.0.1 and so far I haven't heard anything bad from anyone who has received it.
    That's the European version eh? So it's not as yea-and-nea as AC makes it out to be?

    from a dark Note 4📡
    02-24-2015 05:00 AM
  21. ireknole's Avatar
    The Note 4 will probably be upgraded to Lollypop within a few weeks. So it'll be ready when you're ready for you phone upgrade.
    Awesome! Thanks!
    02-24-2015 05:15 AM
  22. skatergirl's Avatar
    I currently have a Samsung Galaxy s5 on Verizon, which was killed by the lollipop update. It's sluggish, has app crashes, and horrible battery life.

    How does the note 4 fare on lollipop? I'm eligible for an upgrade in April and I'm looking at either the note 4 or nexus 6.

    After experiencing the sluggishness of Samsung devices (s3 and s5) after about a year of use, I'm really considering jumping ship to the nexus line.
    I know a few people with S5s and they had to do factory resets after the Lollipop update. Their phones work great again.
    02-24-2015 06:18 AM
  23. ireknole's Avatar
    I know a few people with S5s and they had to do factory resets after the Lollipop update. Their phones work great again.
    I think I'm just going to have to bite the bullet and do it tonight.
    02-24-2015 08:11 AM
  24. mookiekillsit's Avatar
    As stated, factory reset the phone. ALWAYS factory reset the phone after a major update. It sucks but it is necessary IMO.
    02-24-2015 08:41 AM
  25. pantlesspenguin's Avatar
    So all of the bugs that people are experiencing on Lollipop can be eliminated by doing a factory reset after the update? This is indeed good news for me, since I was planning on waiting a month or two after the update was available to see what people were experiencing. But if it runs great after a factory reset, that's even better. I don't mind doing factory resets. In fact I usually do one every 3-4 months no matter what device I'm on just to keep things fresh. I have signing into my accounts, setting up my preferences, and setting up my home screens down to an art .
    02-24-2015 10:56 AM
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