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Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly – May 8th Edition

May 8, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

According to Samsung Spain, the Galaxy Note II Will Get Lollipop Update

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Samsung Spain have replied to users on Twitter confirming that the Galaxy Note II will get the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. This is something that we’ve heard conflicting reports on from Samsung accounts all over the world, here’s the Tweet from Samsung Spain and it looks like an update is coming, after all.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE Gets Lollipop

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The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is getting the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update this week. Well, the SM-T705 LTE variant is at least, anyway. Right now, the update is said to be rolling out in Hong Kong, so it might be some time before it rolls out elsewhere around the globe, but hopefully the wait won’t be long. The firmware version is said to be T705ZHU1BOD3.

New Lollipop Update, 23.1.A.1.28, Rolls Out to Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 Series

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Sony bought Lollipop to the majority of their smartphones and tablets a little earlier this year, but they’re now rolling out a new update, version 23.1.A.1.28 to the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 series, including the Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, too. There’s not much new here aside from bugfixes but there’s a new “close all” button to kill all open apps, which should be helpful for devices with 3GB of RAM and lots of apps open. This is a neat little update, and I’m sure many users will be happy to have received it.

Sprint’s Galaxy S5 Gets Small Update

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The Galaxy S5 might be getting on a little bit now, but it’s far from over-the-hill. On Sprint, it’s getting a pretty small update to add in “Factory Reset Protection” whatever that is. The update is very small, and you can find out more from Sprint’s support page.

Moto G (2014) Gets Lollipop in Canada

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Those North of the Border will know that it’s not always fun waiting for an update to go through, but Motorola is finally bringing the Android 5.0.2 update to Canada. The second-generation Moto G is getting the update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and a number of users on Koodo, SaskTel and Wind have all said that the update has finally arrived for them.

Google Nexus 9 Finally Gets Android 5.1.1 Update

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At long, long last the Nexus 9 is finally getting its update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. We covered this news earlier in the week, and sadly, we’ve yet to see a rollout on any of our devices or an OTA link captured from Google. We guess we’re okay with waiting, but just to be safe, avoid that Android 5.0.2 update, okay?

AT&T LG G3 Gets VoLTE and Uber Fun

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LG G3 owners on AT&T are finally getting a taste of Voice-over-LTE which will deliver much better-sounding phone calls with other compatible handsets. With that however, comes some other apps, such as an Uber app whether you asked for it or not and “AT&T Mail” which sounds a lot like “AOL Mail” or is that just me? This will leave your G3 on software version D85021l and you can find out more from AT&T.

Amazon Fire Phone Finally Gets KitKat with Latest Fire OS Update

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Many of you will know that the Fire Phone is indeed an Android smartphone, and that it doesn’t run “Google Android”, but what you might not know is that it runs Android 4.2, Jelly Bean. Until today, it’s getting Android 4.4 KitKat with Fire OS 4.6.1 which is a big jump, and those interested to read more can find the full lowdown from Amazon.

Android 5.0.2 Update Rolls Out to Dell Venue 8 7840

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The Dell Venue 8 7840 was a classic Android tablet released not too long ago but it came with Android 4.4 KitKat. To right that wrong, Dell is rolling out Android 5.0.2 Lollipop right about now, and this means Lollipop with little to no changes from Dell, too! Huzzah!