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The Galaxy S4 Google Play edition will get Android 5.1

Like Nexus devices, Google Play edition (GPe) smartphones have the benefit of receiving major software updates faster than their standard OEM variants. The Galaxy S4, the only Samsung phone to have launched as a Google Play edition device, was among the first to receive the initial Android 5.0 update, but has been sidelined as far as the minor updates to Lollipop are concerned.

All GPe devices were updated to Android 5.1 earlier this month, and the Galaxy S4 GPe was ignored once again. Well, if you were thinking that this was a sign that the device won’t get any further updates, then we have some good news for you – according to our sources, the Android 5.1 builds for the Galaxy S4 GPe are ready and could start rolling out at any time.

We don’t have a concrete time frame, but we can confirm that Google and Samsung haven’t forgotten about the Galaxy S4 and will be bringing it up to the latest version of Android at some point. We will be sure to let you know once the update starts rolling out; don’t forget to check out a preview of Android 5.0 running on the device in the video below.

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Janyx
Janyx

3 month already passed, Samsung doesnt give a sh*t about S4 users.

sunil kumar yadav
sunil kumar yadav

when Samsung s4 gt-i9500 will get lollipop 5.1

karmadelic702
karmadelic702

Does anyone have any news on this release? I’m frustrated by some of the GPE bugs and I am looking forward to having some of them fixed with the 5.1 release.

debtanukanrar1996
debtanukanrar1996

samsung you are too much slow…

debtanukanrar1996
debtanukanrar1996

i want it in grand 2…….

bnazareth
bnazareth

Are you sure of your sources? Because Note 2 users had been living on the hope of this ‘source’ but now it seems like they won’t even get 5.0.

mujtabafca
mujtabafca

Can I flash my GT i9505 with GPE S4 firmware??
will it be compatible or not??

Veto10
Veto10

Android 5.0.1 is so bad in Galaxy S4 I9505, It’s draining the battery!

berkkhero
berkkhero

ghana country when the lollipop for the future I9500 Galaxy s4

qusaysaadedin
qusaysaadedin

That’s good. Because I have Galaxy S4i9500

ksiegue
ksiegue

can you direct me a link to the thread about that sir @MYAWAN?

kraljdario
kraljdario

what will happen to note 2 ?

ksiegue
ksiegue

is GPE firmware compatible with s4 19505 LTE?

myawan
myawan

Yes its compatible but you can’t flash right away, check out XDA!

xarisastrah
xarisastrah

maybe never 5.1 for snapdragon 600 because its outdated. So please give the update only for Gt-i9506 ! 🙂

corduroysack
corduroysack

both are outdated 😀

myawan
myawan

lolz….I9506 doesn’t have GPE variant so keep dreaming.

qava
qava

The Gear works fine with Lollipop on S4 ?

sanayp
sanayp

Will the Regular i9505 S4 be getting Android 5.1 or not

Farsat Sagvan
Farsat Sagvan

Great