Android 5.0 Lollipop Update For Galaxy Note 4 Delayed Further

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4
A visitor holds a new Samsung Galaxy Note 4 smartphone at the Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 event ahead of the IFA Electronics show in Berlin, September 3, 2014. Reuters/Hannibal Hanschke

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been delayed by Oculus. Samsung already started rolling out the software update for various handsets such as the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4. However, the Android 5.0 Lollipop is yet to arrive on the South Korean tech giant’s latest phablets, the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge.

According to GSM Arena, the chief editor of SamMobile, Faryaab Sheikh, has revealed through his Twitter account that the Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM for Galaxy Note 4 is with Oculus and it is said to be tweaking the kernel for the Samsung Gear VR gadget. He reveals that this is the probable reason for the delay for the arrival of Android 5.0 Lollipop to Galaxy Note 4.

The Gear VR headset was developed by the South Korean tech giant by partnering with Oculus VR. Android Headlines states that the kernel is being tweaked only to make sure that after releasing the Lollipop update, the Galaxy Note 4 works seamlessly with the Gear VR.

The Gear VR virtual reality wearable from the Samsung was announced alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge on Sep. 3 last year. The Gear VR does not feature a display. At present, the only device that is compatible with Gear VR is the Galaxy Note 4 phablet. The device when paired with the Note 4, uses its Quad HD Super AMOLED screen as display.

GSM Arena adds that it is a good marketing strategy from Samsung to ensure the compatibility of Gear VR to Galaxy Note 4. However, there may not be many users who will be to purchase both the products. Hence, Note 4 users who will not be using the Gear VR headset should not be kept on hold to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

Have you updated your Galaxy Note 4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop? What do you think about the long wait for the software update caused mainly because of ensuring compatibility with Gear VR device? Do let us know your thoughts by posting comments.

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