Verizon’s Galaxy Note 3 is the next in line to receive the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. That gives Big Red seven devices that have now been bumped up to the newest version of Android, just don’t mention that to DROID Turbo owners.
The update, which is rolling out as version VRUEOB6, is a big one. Users can expect to see Material Design changes throughout, especially in Samsung’s stock apps. That means bolder colors, fluid animations, and floating action buttons everywhere. Outside of the shiny new looks, notifications will be more powerful (more control and on the lock screen), the app switcher turns into a stack of cards, and there are hidden features like Smart Lock. (more…)
According to Samsung’s firmware website, the Sprint variant of the Galaxy Note 3 is receiving its Lollipop update, labeled as version PVPUEOC5. Inside, Android 5.0 is the OS of choice, not to be mistaken with Android 5.0.2 or Android 5.1. This is apparently pure Android 5.0. (more…)
AT&T’s Galaxy Note 4 may not be the only Note receiving its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop today. According to a couple of our readers, a 1GB update is also rolling out to the Galaxy Note 3 on AT&T that is more than likely a bump to 5.0.1. The update is crawling at the moment, just like the Note 4’s update, so it could be a minute before we know for sure. What else could it be, though? (more…)
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile is receiving its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, today. The update will rollout as build N900TUVUFOB5.
In the update, users will find all sorts of TouchWiz still. In our time with Lollipop on the Galaxy S5, we didn’t find much different from Kit Kat to Android 5.0, other than the notifications on the lock screen, subtle Material Design changes to stock apps, and Smart Lock buried where no normal person would find it. (more…)
Over the years, we have continued to add new devices to our specs comparison chart of Samsung’s Galaxy devices. We started with the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2, because prior to those, Samsung was giving carriers their own custom versions of each and it was impossible to keep track of. But with those, we started seeing carriers adopt a single model, bringing consistency and a brand explosion to the Galaxy line. As you probably guessed, we went ahead and added the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to the list to show how far Samsung has come over the years. (more…)
Verizon heads, the Galaxy Note 3 (in “manufacturer refurbished” condition) can be had through eBay today for $289.99 without a contract. For a phone that originally retailed for $699 off-contract and $299 on-contract, that’s a heck of a deal. Sure, it’s not brand new and the device is over a year old, but a sub-$300 price on a phone this good is always worth a look.
Like the One (M7) deal earlier through Best Buy, this is a great option for someone in search of their first smartphone or as a temporary replacement while you wait for something that really grabs your attention.
The deal includes free shipping.
However minor, OTAs are not a bad thing. Usually. Rest assured, though, the updated firmwares bound for Verizon-compatible variants of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 are innocuous enough. (more…)
After previewing a Lollipop update build on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4, the folks at SamMobile are back again this morning, this time showing off Android 5.0 running on the Galaxy Note 3. (more…)