Attention all Galaxy Note 3 owners - Android 5.0 Lollipop is here. Though the update has already been available for a few weeks in Russia, some lucky Note 3 owners in Europe can now get their hands on Lollipop too. Find out the latest on Galaxy Note 3 Android update news below.
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Update: The Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop update had already been rolled out in Russia and Poland, but now the floodgates are truly open. According to idigitaltimes, those in the UK, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary are all able to upgrade to Android 5.0 OTA from today.
This latest update applies to the Snapdragon 800 variant of the Note 3, rather than the Exynos chipset firmware which we recently saw in Russia. So, for any owners of Galaxy Note 3 Snapdragon 800 chipset, go ahead and check the settings of your phone under ‘’About Phone’’ and tap the "software update" button to see if the update has already been made available (it could have spread to other European nations by now too).
There's still no word on the US rollout, but it usually follows straight after the Europe-wide release; there's no need to panic just yet. Head below for all our previous Note 3 update coverage and remember to let us know when you get the Lollipop where you are.
Previous coverage: Sam Mobile has done it again, this time bringing the news that the Note 3 is being upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop in Russia and Poland. The update, for model SM-N900 and SM-N9005 respectively, can now be downloaded OTA, leaving owners of the Galaxy Note 4 in the dust. Lollipop on the Note 3 does bring several features from the Note 4, however, including its standout "multi-window" feature.
What does this mean for those of us who aren't a part of the Russian Federation? Firstly it means that the update has been finalized and will be making its way West very soon. Secondly, because this is the official firmware, you will be able to upgrade to Android 5.0 yourself manually if you so wish, just follow our guide below.
Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update video
If you want to see how Lollipop will look on your Note 3 once you get the update you can check out the Sam Mobile video below. The build demoed on the Note 3 looks to be pretty similar to that previously shown on the Galaxy S4, with some minor changes to Settings and the addition of Multi-Window from the Note 4. It's nice to see the latest TouchWiz UI make an appearance on a year-old phone, take a look for yourself:
How to get Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3
Instead of waiting for the Galaxy Note 3 update to arrive OTA, you can just download and install it yourself right now. We've put together a handy install tutorial for the international model Galaxy Note 3 model (SM-N9005) in our how to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy Note 3 article. Give it a go yourself – it's easier than you might think.
Have you got Android 5.0 Lollipop on your Galaxy Note 3 yet? Are you excited to get it? Let us know in the comments below.