Samsung has reportedly released the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Galaxy S4 (with Exynos chipset model) in India.
An XDA Developer Forum member going by the moniker, 'iamkiu', confirmed that he just got the Android 5.0 Lollipop update notification on his Samsung Galaxy S4 in India.
The new update (build number: LRX22C.19500XXUHOAA) is around 991MB in size and is available via OTA (Over-The-Air) and also through PC companion suite Kies, reported AndroidOS.in.
During the installation, the smartphone is expected to remove some apps like Play, Books, Movies and a few others for the purpose of optimisations of memory. Good news is that users can re-install them after the memory optimisation process is completed.
How to install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OTA update:
If Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) owners are getting the update notifications, then select - "Yes, I'm in" option >> then, after downloading, select >> "Install now." The phone will restart automatically and the OS will be updated to the new version.
Besides India, Android 5.0 Lollipop was first released for Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) model in Russia early this month. Readers advised to exercise patience as the OTA update roll-out process are staged in phases, so it will take some time, probably few weeks to reach all corners.
Until then users can check manually by going to Settings >> About phone >> System update.
So far, Samsung has released the new Android 5.0 Lollipop to 2014 flagship device- Galaxy S5, Note 3 in select regions of North America, Europe and Asia. Later, the company is also expected to roll out the new mobile OS update to Galaxy Note 4 in a few weeks.
The new OS is said to bring in all Lollipop features and also all new visually appealing TouchWiz UI.
Google's new Android v5.0 Lollipop OS comes with completely refurbished new design language material design bringing interactive user interface, lots of animation graphics, replacement of Dalvik with ART as its default runtime, which will bring improvement in performance and battery-life enhancements.