The update is rolling out to Galaxy Note 3 owners in Russia starting today.
Pushing out software updates to its devices quickly isn’t one of Samsung’s strong suits, but the company did manage to update the Galaxy S5, its current Galaxy S flagship, to Lollipop pretty soon after the latest version of the OS went official. Now, the Korean manufacturer has begun rolling out the update to the Galaxy Note 3 as well, at least in the Russian market.
It’s odd to see Samsung pushing out an update to an older Galaxy Note before the Galaxy Note 4, but on the plus side, it’s also good to see the company isn’t discriminating on terms of the recency of a device. The update is expected to bring all the major features of Lollipop, including a redesigned and faster interface, improved battery life, lockscreen notifications, multi user support, an option to transfer settings from another device via NFC, and general improvements and fixes.
With Samsung heavily customizing Android, it’s possible some of Android’s inherent features might be missing on the Galaxy Note 3, though the company has adopted quite a few elements of Google’s Material Design philosophy. It shouldn’t be long before the update starts hitting more regions around the world, and Samsung will hopefully not dally with the update for its other devices.