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Verizon Galaxy S4 gets Lollipop

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone gets Lollipop update
Verizon Galaxy S4
The Galaxy S4 finally receives Android 5.0.1 Lollipop with a slightly tweaked Touchwiz UI and refreshed Samsung Apps.

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.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-04-29 (Update: 2015-04-29)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.