1. jcp007's Avatar
    I suppose the GS6 will release with 5.0. Hope major carriers push 5.1 some time in April.
    03-17-2015 09:11 PM
  2. cwise222's Avatar
    April would be remarkably optimistic for the US Carriers. I'd say the October to December time frame would be more likely. Samsung has to do their modifications to 5.1, then test it then send it to the carriers to modify and test and go back and forth a few times to iron down any bugs. To get an update to the OTA stage a month after it's public launch is a bit unheard of, outside of Nexus. Plus I bet they are waiting to see what bugs pop up in the release software that they could fix in 5.1 to avoid trying to push multiple small updates though carrier certification.

    Sprint and T-Mobile should be fast, relatively speaking, with Verizon and AT&T taking up the rear. AT&T has been pretty abysmal with updates lately though.
    03-17-2015 11:10 PM
  3. AndroidBlizzard's Avatar
    What is new and exciting in 5.1?

    I honestly have been fine with Android. Going from Ice Cream to Jelly Bean felt like the same thing, I can't imagine Lollipop would be much different than some behind the scenes stuff for developers.
    03-18-2015 02:48 AM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    April would be remarkably optimistic for the US Carriers. I'd say the October to December time frame would be more likely. Samsung has to do their modifications to 5.1, then test it then send it to the carriers to modify and test and go back and forth a few times to iron down any bugs. To get an update to the OTA stage a month after it's public launch is a bit unheard of, outside of Nexus. Plus I bet they are waiting to see what bugs pop up in the release software that they could fix in 5.1 to avoid trying to push multiple small updates though carrier certification.

    Sprint and T-Mobile should be fast, relatively speaking, with Verizon and AT&T taking up the rear. AT&T has been pretty abysmal with updates lately though.
    Carriers are a bit slow which is why I hope they get better as there has been more of a clamor for faster updates. 5.1 will have been out for over a month at go live date which should give Samsung and the carriers to add their touches.
    03-18-2015 06:14 AM
  5. clevin's Avatar
    I would hope sammy work quickly, but take necessary time it need to make the update work.

    Everybody knows how 5.0 was a disaster on battery for many devices, I was really worried too, turns out sammy pulled some remarkable tricks, my Tmobile note 3, updated to 5.0 (not 5.0.1 or 5.0.2), and battery improved by 10%, standby has been stellar (0-2% drop during 8 hr standby overnight).
    03-18-2015 06:32 AM
  6. unashamedgeek's Avatar
    A bug (memory leak) has already been identified in 5.1 and has been fixed internally, but not released publicly. That means there is likely another update coming from Google shortly. I actually hope Samsung and others hold off on these updates and ensure all the bugs are worked out. That is one of the reasons that OEMs take longer to get out updates, they have more work (due to their customization and carrier sign off) and more customer support issues to worry about.

    Nexus owners will always be happy to get updates first and I used to love it too; however, lollipop on my Nexus 5 has changed that view somewhat for me.
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    03-18-2015 08:43 AM
  7. cwise222's Avatar
    Carriers are a bit slow which is why I hope they get better as there has been more of a clamor for faster updates. 5.1 will have been out for over a month at go live date which should give Samsung and the carriers to add their touches.
    In AT&T's case they have slowed down the updates, though you could argue with the 5.0 updates bugging out they have been holding off on pushing the updates for their most popular devices (M8, S5, etc) until everything has ironed out. Plus, really, most average consumers don't have any idea about updates, or care all that much about them unless their phone is buggy.

    As for the month timeframe, that is still really short. A .1 update is less work, but when I worked for Sprint a year or so ago I think most updates were in testing on their side for about a month if nothing went wrong.

    All I really want is for the update to work. If that means I won't get 5.1 until late in the year, I'm good. 5.0 has just been too buggy all around for me to want the to rush or go fast.
    03-18-2015 09:48 AM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    Android 5.1 update brings new version of TouchWiz to Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    According to PA, second half of this year. Wow. Samsung Pay and a Lollipop update.
    03-29-2015 11:28 PM
  9. cwise222's Avatar
    No Android 5.1 builds are under development for the Galaxy Note 4 or any other Samsung device

    There seems to be some disagreement about the report :/. It's not surprising to me that Samsung hasn't started on 5.1 yet; waiting until the S6 is out for a bit and they can start seeing whatever bugs have cropped up with that release so they can fix it in a 5.1 update makes sense. Plus Google has not had the best track record with 5.0 updates, 5.1.1 might be right around the corner for all we know.
    03-30-2015 07:51 AM
  10. jcp007's Avatar
    No Android 5.1 builds are under development for the Galaxy Note 4 or any other Samsung device

    There seems to be some disagreement about the report :/. It's not surprising to me that Samsung hasn't started on 5.1 yet; waiting until the S6 is out for a bit and they can start seeing whatever bugs have cropped up with that release so they can fix it in a 5.1 update makes sense. Plus Google has not had the best track record with 5.0 updates, 5.1.1 might be right around the corner for all we know.
    Maybe a newb question, but the article references Samsung creating 5.1. Wouldn't Google be doing this?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
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    03-30-2015 11:13 AM
  11. cwise222's Avatar
    Maybe a newb question, but the article references Samsung creating 5.1. Wouldn't Google be doing this?

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S4 Handheld Device
    Probably just the way it's phrased in the story, but it likely just means Samsung has yet to start developing it's own build of 5.1 for it's phones. Or, in other words, Google builds the base, so to speak, and then Samsung goes in and starts making all those lovely changes to turn it into the glorious TouchWiz every loves/hates and they haven't started that yet.

    Note 5 will likely launch with 5.1 or 5.1.X and the other phones will start getting it around that late summer time frame with the S6 up first. Not that that means anything as demonstrated by the AT&T S5 still stuck on KitKat long after 5.0 was widely released.
    03-30-2015 12:40 PM

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