Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Report – November 21st Edition



T-Mobile's LG G Flex Gets VoLTE Support in Latest Update

LG-G-Flex-T-Mobile-AH-Review (24)



While we're sure everyone is waiting for Lollipop to hit their devices right about now, there are other updates that are just as important you know, really, there are! One of those such updates is the addition of VoLTE to the G Flex. If you're not sure what that means, Voice over LTE or VoLTE should dramatically increase the quality of voice calls on your device. Other than that, the G Flex on T-Mobile can now send text messages during a flight. Below is the changelog statement from T-Mobile.

"Beginning November 17, the LG G Flex will have a software update to Android KitKat 4.4.2/SWV20s that turn on VoLTE services via OTA over Wi-Fi in available VoLTE markets only. For devices not in VoLTE markets, the update will also be available via OTA via Wi-Fi or the LG Mobile Support Tool. VoLTE capabilities are limited to markets that have had VoLTE turned on."


Galaxy S5 on Sprint Finally Get Android 4.4.4 Update

AH Samsung Galaxy S5 -16 LOGO


As we covered earlier in the week, the Galaxy S5 on Sprint is finally getting its update to Android 4.4.4, otherwise known as the final release of Android 4.4 KitKat. This update gives you a software version of G900PVPU1ANK4 and to read more about it you can head here, while taking a look at the changelog below.


Android 4.4.4
HD Voice Icon
International Wi-Fi Calling Support
Google Security Patches

Android 5.0 LRX21R Rolls Out for the Nexus 9


Last week, things got a little messy when it came down to the latest software update for the Nexus 9. When Google released version LRX21Q along with the Lollipop updates for the rest of the Nexus crew, they sort of messed up. They didn't include the right recovery in the update, and the previous update didn't change it either, so the OTA would fail looking for a recovery version that wasn't there. Anywho, Google have since fixed that with the LRX21R update. If you're still on LRX21L and you want to know what's so special here's a hint;performance. This made my Nexus 9 much snappier and if you just can't wait, you can download the update directly from Google here.


AT&T Gives the Galaxy Note 3 Android 4.4.4 in Latest Update

AH Samsung Galaxy Note Note 3 Logo


Just like its friend, the Galaxy S5 over on Sprint, the Galaxy Note 3 is getting its update to Android 4.4.4 this week. This is a pretty large update, coming in at 460MB or so and it's just a version bump, either. The build number is bumped to N900AUCUDNJ5 and it also includes Kids Mode, Knox 2.0 and some other updated stuff you probably won't ever use. To find out more about the update, Samsung's own website has the details.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Gets Minor Update in Europe

AH Samsung Galaxy Note 4 -42


The Samsung updates just keep on coming! The Galaxy Note 4 is getting a small update that comes in at 137MB or so and while there's no changelog, all it offers is performance and stability updates. The update is hitting European models with the number of SM-N910F and it has a build number of N910FXXU1ANK4. Let us know if you've had this update and how it's going for you.