The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition (GPE) is finally getting Android 5.0 Lollipop update almost a month after some Google Play edition devices got it but this piece of news may leave many users of Galaxy Note 4 disappointed as they are still not sure when their device would get the new software update.
Google has started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, according to Android Central. It added that the software OTA being rolled out for the Galaxy S4 GPE is Android 5.0 Lollipop and not the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop that's being seeded to GPE phones off late.
Several Google Play edition devices, including the Nexus series, HTC One (M7), HTC One (M8), Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, and others have got the firmware OTA update. Samsung devices like the Galaxy S4 and S5, and the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 4 will also get the firmware but only Galaxy S5 has got it and that too in select countries only.
As far as Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung devices is concerned, the G900F variant of Galaxy S5 in Poland was the first to get it. The firmware OTA update was later made available in South Korea to the Galaxy S5 with build number G900KKTU1BNL2. Android Geeks reported that the firmware will be pushed out to all Galaxy S5 smartphones in South Korea by this week and it will pushed out to three South Korean carriers - KT, SK Telecom and LG Uplus - via Samsung KIES PC software as well as OTA.
A CyanogenMod Android 5.0 Lollipop CM12 custom ROM based on the AOSP (Android Open Source Project) 5.0 Lollipop has been made available to the Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 model but it could have issues with the device, as it is not official.
French carrier SFR (via Tech Times) has claimed that Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA would be rolled out to the Galaxy S5 (probably referred to worldwide release) in December and to the Galaxy Note 4 in January.