There’s been a lot of angry users complaining about the way Samsung‘s treated the last generation top-end phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, in terms of updates. While that’s the way users are, and updates can never come soon enough, Samsung did take its time with releasing the latest OS version to the last-gen Note.
The rollout started nearly two months ago with a soak test on the SM-N910C version in Russia. Sprint followed suit and released the firmware for the “P” version early this month, and reports out of Poland confirmed that the update for the “C” variant is spreading to more territories.
As of now Android 5.1.1 is also being seeded to the SM-N910F version, or the European one. So far, it’s been spotted in Sweden over-the-air and is also available via KIES. The build version is labelled N910FXXU1COH4, it’s dated August 12, and comes it at a huge 1.8GB.
In other news, the Galaxy Note 8.0 two-and-a-half-year-old tablet with a stylus will be denied the move to Lollipop, and will remain on KitKat 4.4. While that was the official position of Samsung Gulf back in May, the UK branch has now confirmed it and has cited hardware limitations – the tablet wouldn’t have been able to run Lollipop with TouchWiz smoothly.