Verizon Galaxy S4 gets Lollipop
Less than a month after their AT&T counterparts, Samsung Galaxy S4 handsets on Verizon Wireless receive their first firmware update based on Android Lollipop. As it usually happens with such Android 5.0 Lollipop updates, this new firmware promises to bring Android "beyond smartphones and tablets" by offering access to Android apps and services on TVs, wearables, and cars.
This update announced by Verizon Wireless brings the software installed on the carriers' Galaxy S4 handsets to version LRX22C.I545VRUGOC1. The new features include the all-new Material Design UI changes, such as 3D views, complex animations, as well as vivid colored-themes. Samsung's TouchWiz UI was also updated to match the interface changes made by Google. In addition to these visual changes, Android 5.0 Lollipop also comes with various performance enhancements, multiple fixes and slightly improved autonomy.
The first Samsung Galaxy S4 owners to get the Lollipop update were in Russia, India, as well as a few European countries. In the US, AT&T and T-Mobile were the first carriers to offer it. As usual, if this patch does not show up as a notification, it can be retrieved via Settings>About phone>Software updates.