Samsung is one of the Android OEMs that promised to treat their customers with software updates on a regular basis. Now the company is working closely with Verizon to deliver a new software update to the Galaxy Note 5 owners.
The Big Red carrier revealed on their Note 5 support page that a new Android 5.1.1 build is being released to customers. Even though everybody is looking forward to the Marshmallow roll out, this is just a minor update meant to improve security and to fix some bugs.
Just like it happens to other software updates, Verizon is rolling out the new Android 5.1.1 Galaxy Note 5 OTA update in phases, meaning it could take several days until it’s fully deployed. You know the drill. When the update is ready for your device a message should appear in the notifications panel. Tap on it, choose ‘Download now’, wait until the download is completed, then select ‘Install now.’ Your device should reboot and install the new firmware.
Those of you who haven’t received the system update notification would want to check for the update manually under Settings > About phone > System update > Check now for update. You should also know that the update is also available via KIES, so you can also connect your phone to the PC and check for the update thorugh Samsung’s software tool.
You probably know already that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 came pre-loaded with Android 5.1.1, so its owners are already accustomed to the Lollipop-specific features. I remind you that Lollipop introduced a new design philosophy called Material Design, native support for 64-bit processors, Screen Pinning, Smart Lock, search functionality within the settings app, lock screen notifications with the ability to choose privacy and priority settings on a per-app basis, heads-up notifications, multi-user support for phones with Guest Mode, Android Runtime for in-app performance boosts, and many more.
Are there any Verizon Galaxy Note 5 owners reading this? Have you guys received the new software update? Please let us know in comments.