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Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Note 3 gets update to Android Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 from Verizon is getting an update to Lollipop too starting today. Verizon’s site has been refreshed with the update and some small enhancements. The new OS will use a material-ish version of TouchWiz, plus some performance and optimized battery enhancements.

 

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This update brings Note 3 to the build version LRX21V.N900VVRUEOB6 and it will begin rolling out in over the air updates.

[box type=”shadow”]BASIC INTERACTION

• Bolder color, fluid animation effects, and interactions based on Lollipop.

• The on/off toggle button style updated based on material design

LOCKSCREEN

• The shortcuts for both Phone and Camera are provided for convenience.

• Material design-inspired notifications

• Ability to set priority and privacy for notifications on lock screen.

• Provide music control as a card to utilize the real estate of the lock screen UI.

IMPROVED TOUCHWIZ

Brighter look and feel, bold colors, fluid animation inspired by material design

FLOATING ACTION BUTTON (FAB)

• FAB are added for ease of access on emphasized features, such as adding a new contact or favorite, and writing a text message for Contacts and Messages, respectively

RECENTS

• Now uses the parallax scrolling effect for easier access.

• Multi-window icons for ease-of-use during multi-tasking.
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Source: Verizon via AndroidPolice

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Lollipop update today!

Verizon customers with Samsung Galaxy S5 devices rejoice! It’s finally your turn to embark on the Lollipop journey of a lifetime! The original update was supposed to hit sometime around February, but it was pulled and the new version is rolling out today! This brings your Galaxy S5 to version number G900VVRU1BOA4, by the way.

 

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5

 

The previous update attempt appears to have rendered devices basically useless because of bugs, crashing apps and fast battery depletion. Now, all Galaxy S5 units on Verizon should receive the update. It may take several days, but it’s coming, people!

Source: Verizon Wireless support

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Verizon’s HTC One M8 gets update to Android Lollipop 5.0

HTC is long away from its 90 day deadline of updating all recently launched devices to Lollipop, but it is still keeping to its word of bringing the Android sweetness to its devices, even if it is later than advertised. The latest to receive this blessing is Verizon’s HTC One M8, the smartphone that is getting Android 5.0 today.

 

HTC One M8

 

This update will bring about new animations, settings changes, notifications on the lock screen and a different card-based app switcher UI. This update brings band 4 LTE roaming and some new changes to 3-way calling.

The update will roll out in batches, as usual, and you can visit the system menu to try the manual update if you are eager. Below you can check the official Verizon update document:

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  • Lollipop Notification Panel behavior has been adopted
  • Swipe down once for Notifications
  • Swipe down a second time for Quick Settings
  • Toggle Button from KitKat has been replaced by Settings
  • Lollipop Notification style has been adopted The following Sense settings have been removed
  • Security > Enable lock screen widgets
  • Security > Notification Settings
  • Security > Bypass lock screen on wake
  • “Sound” has been changed to “Sound & notification” in Settings
  • Notification light settings have been moved to “Sound & notification”
  • Calendar Picker View offers dropdown capabilities
  • Search function has been added to settings
  • Date & Time settings have been reordered
  • Syncing with new Google Settings and adding in Accessibility
  • Switch Access
  • Color Inversion
  • Color Correction
  • High Contrast Text
  • “Sidetone” will be added as a Call Setting, which provides audible feedback to the caller

 

  • World Clock Globe has been removed for memory considerations
    • Lollipop supports two styles of Recent Apps – Card View and Grid View
    • Recent App style can be changed in Settings > Layouts
    • The option to share with near field communications (NFC) starting with the Share menu has been added
    • Promotes NFC sharing in the User Interface
    • Band 4 roaming has been enabled
    • Enhancement to 3-way calling feature has been added

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    Source: Verizon

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    Verizon’s Motorola Droid Turbo gets small update – not Lollipop

    Motorola Droid Turbo from Verizon is getting a small update that is not Lollipop. This new little update brings the device to version 21.44.12 and it appears to be a small KitKat bug fixer.

     

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    Below you can check the changelog itself:

    • Email application fixes
    • Fixes for low call volume issues
    • DROID command center widget update fixes to reflect up to date weather.

    The update is rolling out in stages and it will reach your device in a few days. There’s nothing to be excited over though.

    Source: Verizon