Over the past few months, Samsung had been seeding the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to their high-end smartphones. The good news is that the South Koreans haven't forgotten about their older phones. As usual, the carriers are a bit behind schedule when it comes to software updates and AT&T makes no exception. Today we hear that AT&T is pushing the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android 5.0 Lollipop update to their customers.
I remind you that Lollipop is the biggest update Google's mobile operating system has received to date, so expect a lot of changes and improvements. Android 5.0 arrives with a new interface called Material Design which revolves around vivid colors, fluid transitions, 3D effects and shadows, support for lock-screen notifications with privacy and priority settings for each app, multi-user support for phones, card-based interface for Overview section (formerly known as Recents), improved security with Smart Lock and Screen Pinning, better battery statistics and battery saver mode, redesigned notifications bar and quick settings, dynamic status bar, in-app performance boosts courtesy of ART (Android Runtime), and more. The update also arrives with updated Samsung native apps and TouchWiz tweaks.
The software update is being rolled out in phases, which means that some of you would not be able to download and install it right away. As you may know already, when your S4 Active becomes eligible to receive the new firmware, a system update message should appear in the notifications bar. Tap on it, choose 'Download now', wait until the download is completed, then select 'Install now'. Your phone should reboot and install the update. In case the system update notification failed to appear, you would also want to perform a manual check under Settings > More > About device > Software updates > Check for software updates. You also have the option to grab the USB data cable, connect your phone to the PC, and check for the update via KIES.
The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android 5.0 Lollipop update has build number LRX22C.I537UCUCOC6 and a size of over 1 GB. We are recommending you to download it using a WiFi connection in order to avoid unwanted data charges.
Any AT&T S4 Active owners reading this? Have you received the Lollipop update on your phone? Please let us know in comments.