The Galaxy S4 has the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update in a number of territories, with most carriers having already pushed out the new software over-the-air (OTA). The most interesting news we've heard recently is that the Android 5.1 update may still be on the cards for the Galaxy S4, although not for every device. Find out all of the latest Galaxy S4 update news below.
Android 5.1 - really?
Yes, if you can believe Sam Mobile, who are claiming that the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S4 is indeed in the works, although only for the Google Play edition version.
Google Play edition devices are essentially the hardware of the regular phone with the software of a Nexus. This means that they are usually in line for new Android updates at the same time as the Google Nexus range.
But even GPe devices have a time frame for no longer receiving updates, so if the Galaxy S4 GPe does indeed make the cut, it will likely be its last major update.
Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the US
Verizon Galaxy S4 Android update
Verizon has updated its Galaxy S4 support page to announce the arrival of Android 5.0. The three-page document outlines the changes that the updated software (version LRX22C.I545VRUGOC1) will bring to the device, including Material Design, lock screen notifications and the new recent apps menu.
The update is unlikely to land on all devices at once, but keep checking your software update page over the coming days to see when it's available on your device.
AT&T Galaxy S4 Android update
The AT&T Galaxy S4 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update began rolling out on April 7 via an OTA update. The exact date when you will receive the update depends on the batching process and your particular region.
To check for the update, go to Settings > About Device > Software Update > Check for Updates. If you experience any problems with the AT&T Galaxy S4 update, visit our guide on how to fix Galaxy S4 Lollipop problems.
Sprint Galaxy S4 Android update
Sprint has released the Lollipop update for its branded Galaxy S4 Spark LTE devices (you should be able to download this now), but the roll-out schedule for its standard Galaxy S4 (SPH-L720) is still unknown.
T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Android update
The T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update has not been released yet. As soon as the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 update is available we'll update this article.
Galaxy S4 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update in Europe
Android World in the Netherlands is reporting that users started to see the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update on their Galaxy S4 at the end of March. Vodafone-branded Galaxy S4 owners received the update recently too, but now the rollout seems to be hitting unlocked Galaxy S4s in the region.
The United Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Czech Republic, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ireland, the Baltic, Hong Kong, Taiwan and India also have the update already.
Install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on the Galaxy S4 manually
As the international Galaxy S4 firmware has already made its way online, you can install Lollipop on your device manually without having to wait for it to arrive via your carrier. It's a very simple procedure; just follow our tutorial for how to get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on the Galaxy S4.
What version of Android is your Galaxy S4 running? When do you expect the update?