It was definitely a little surprising to see Verizon get the Android 6.0 promotion ball rolling as far as US carrier-locked variants of Samsung devices are concerned, but Sprint is apparently hitting back with an even more unexpected pair of updates.
In addition to the Galaxy Note 5, which we were anticipating would be renewed software-wise on the Now Network very soon, the S Pen-enabled phablet’s predecessor is also in the process of leaving Lollipop behind.
That’s right, Sprint is reportedly refreshing the user experience simultaneously on the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5. Many happy owners of the 2014-released 5.7-incher on America’s fourth largest network are seeing prompt messages for massive downloads and installations as we speak, but neither Samsung, nor the operator have confirmed the rollout.
As such, this could still be an isolated affair or even a soak test, seeing as how international unlocked models were barely tipped to score Android Marshmallow starting next month.
Meanwhile, things are crystal clear on the GNote 5 upgrading front, and we can vouch for a lengthy changelog including “enhanced usability and an updated visual design”, Quick connect, extra fingerprint security, Advanced power saving mode, a new vibration pattern concept, and your full slate of customary M tweaks.
How hefty is the goodie package coming your way OTA? Very, at close to 1.4GB, so don’t risk pulling it on Sprint’s cellular network or without at least 50 percent battery life.
Source: Android Central