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  1. Dustoff-00's Avatar
    You always hear that the squeaky wheel gets the grease....but maybe Verizon isn't hearing us. Now with the rest of the world getting 5.1.1 we hear that 6.0 has dropped for the Note 4.

    Did the Galaxy Note 4 just get Android 6.0 Marshmallow? - SamMobile

    The problem - Verizon isn't giving us any info on either 5.1.1 or 6.0 and/or what the reason for the delay.

    Basically, I'm feeling a little #VZWFail for us Note 4 users...or at least neglected for a FLAGSHIP device for Samsung and Verizon.
    12-07-2015 11:02 AM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    Verizon almost never announces timelines for updates. If the Note 5 and 99% of Note 4's don't have the update, then there is no update to justify.
    12-07-2015 11:27 AM
  3. Dustoff-00's Avatar
    Verizon almost never announces timelines for updates. If the Note 5 and 99% of Note 4's don't have the update, then there is no update to justify.
    But this can't explain why nearly 99% of Note 4 users already have the update (5.1.1) and VZW doesn't. At this point it's easier to name the Note 4 users that DON'T have the update than it would be to name the countries and providers that DO have it.
    12-07-2015 11:34 AM
  4. Aquila's Avatar
    I don't disagree that 5.1.1 is way behind, and I agree with those that say it'd be better to skip straight to 6.0 rather than update to 5.1.1 and then do 6.0 later. I just don't think 6.0 is late (yet). 5.1 or some version of it should have rolled out near the summer as it was released in March. IIRC, non carrier Note 4's were slated for update in February of 2016.
    12-07-2015 11:54 AM
  5. natehoy's Avatar
    Verizon hears you. They simply don't care. Sorry. Other than being first on the Moto X 2013 for one update, Verizon has always lagged far behind everyone else in updates. They even managed to abandon a Nexus program phone in the early days of Nexus. Hopefully they will get to 5.1.1 soon. I wouldn't count on it being real soon.

    As far as Marshmallow, I have serious doubts about the veracity of that claim. Why would they update a carrier Note 4 *before* the unlocked Note *5* gets it? It just reeks of "someone wanted some press, so they rooted a Note 4 and twiddled the properties file".

    It's not impossible. But it ain't bloody likely.
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    12-07-2015 12:01 PM
  6. clownin72's Avatar
    Well the crappy 5.0.1 update has me seriously considering buying another note 4 unlocked from att and moving my service to cricket. Surprisingly better coverage when I'm at especially now with this update and lack of cell coverage from the phone not pulling in the signal
    12-07-2015 12:05 PM
  7. Dustoff-00's Avatar
    Verizon hears you. They simply don't care. Sorry. Other than being first on the Moto X 2013 for one update, Verizon has always lagged far behind everyone else in updates. They even managed to abandon a Nexus program phone in the early days of Nexus. Hopefully they will get to 5.1.1 soon. I wouldn't count on it being real soon.

    As far as Marshmallow, I have serious doubts about the veracity of that claim. Why would they update a carrier Note 4 *before* the unlocked Note *5* gets it? It just reeks of "someone wanted some press, so they rooted a Note 4 and twiddled the properties file".

    It's not impossible. But it ain't bloody likely.
    Maybe because Nexus takes care of its customers...?

    Android 6.0.1 will bring more than 200 new emoji to Nexus phones and tablets | Android Central
    12-07-2015 01:21 PM
  8. goin_nil's Avatar
    Based on this tweet from a Verizon public relations employee, I doubt we'll see Android 6.0 on our Note 4. But, he did say, "soon we'll see 5.1.1".

    https://mobile.twitter.com/albertayd...59991533105152

    Nothing definitive on what "soon" means...Christmas? Easter? ...next Christmas? :-(
    12-08-2015 03:30 PM
  9. Aquila's Avatar
    Samsung has already said February ish for Note 4.
    12-08-2015 06:39 PM
  10. 84181227's Avatar
    expect to verizon's new firmware
    12-08-2015 09:38 PM
  11. TechNut79's Avatar
    Samsung has already said February ish for Note 4.
    For 5.1.1 or 6.0? I'm guessing the former.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-08-2015 10:07 PM
  12. Aquila's Avatar
    For 5.1.1 or 6.0? I'm guessing the former.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    MM
    12-08-2015 10:08 PM
  13. TechNut79's Avatar
    Then there's no need for 5.1.1 if we get MM in 2 1/2 months.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-09-2015 09:06 AM
  14. Dustoff-00's Avatar
    Then there's no need for 5.1.1 if we get MM in 2 1/2 months.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    The way VZW has taken care of Note 4 users .... we should be so lucky.

    p.s. "soon" is a relative term. Depending on who you are and what you expect "soon" to be. The use of "soon" means - why are we last?

    #VZWFail its Note 4 users.
    12-09-2015 12:43 PM
  15. ToddL's Avatar
    https://mobile.twitter.com/albertayd...59991533105152

    I don't know, I think he might have been a little delirious from whatever that was that he ate Saturday night.
    12-09-2015 01:24 PM
  16. TechNut79's Avatar
    Says page doesn't exist.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-09-2015 02:24 PM
  17. ToddL's Avatar
    Sorry don't use my link, use the original one towards the top of the thread. Apparently I'm new at the whole copy-paste thing.
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    12-09-2015 05:08 PM
  18. TechNut79's Avatar
    Thanks, I see it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-09-2015 07:29 PM
  19. Dustoff-00's Avatar
    12-10-2015 12:46 PM
  20. fragologist's Avatar
    No matter how you look at it, the fact that there have been three [or more] major updates for android since October of last year (5.0, 5.1.1, and 6.0) and the vzw note 4 devices has only received one is unacceptable. I wish I can use a different carrier but vzw is the only carrier that gets a signal where I live.

    I am in the process of making my Note 4 self aware.
    12-10-2015 02:21 PM
  21. Dustoff-00's Avatar
    No matter how you look at it, the fact that there have been three [or more] major updates for android since October of last year (5.0, 5.1.1, and 6.0) and the vzw note 4 devices has only received one is unacceptable. I wish I can use a different carrier but vzw is the only carrier that gets a signal where I live.

    I am in the process of making my Note 4 self aware.
    I agree...I travel a fair amount and VZW does have good signal in most parts of the U.S. and around the world. That being said, their support is severely lacking for us Note 4 users. They refuse to even acknowledge us anymore...so it seems.

    #VZWFail its Note 4 users
    12-10-2015 05:57 PM
  22. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    I agree...I travel a fair amount and VZW does have good signal in most parts of the U.S. and around the world. That being said, their support is severely lacking for us Note 4 users. They refuse to even acknowledge us anymore...so it seems.

    #VZWFail its Note 4 users
    I'm sure that they still acknowledge us, it's just a matter of if they want to invest the resources to update the note 4 when the OS in question is already on the note 5. They only care about sales, and updating the note 4 to 5.1.1 would give note 4 users one more reason not to upgrade to the note 5.

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
    12-10-2015 07:31 PM
  23. RockAndRollAcdc's Avatar
    That doesn't make much since. I just got my note 4 before note 5. I have a 2 year contract. I have no planes on changing phones. If they don't update, I'm not going to run out and buy a note 5

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    12-10-2015 07:57 PM
  24. Alex Wetzel's Avatar
    That doesn't make much since. I just got my note 4 before note 5. I have a 2 year contract. I have no planes on changing phones. If they don't update, I'm not going to run out and buy a note 5

    Posted via the Android Central App
    True, I'm just saying that why should Verizon update the Note 4 to 5.1.1 if the Note 5 already has it.

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
    12-10-2015 08:36 PM
  25. TechNut79's Avatar
    True, I'm just saying that why should Verizon update the Note 4 to 5.1.1 if the Note 5 already has it.

    Posted from the one and only Note 4
    Because 5.0.1 has been a nightmare and I think they owe us in trying to make it better.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    12-10-2015 08:48 PM
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