Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 is getting Android 5.0 update

Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop

Verizon is finally releasing Android 5.0 for the Galaxy Note 4. This update will include all of the typical Lollipop features that come with Android 5.0, along with some vendor and carrier specific features. Advanced Calling 1.0 will be added, which includes Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and simultaneous voice and LTE data.

You can check to see if you have the update on your Verizon Note 4 by going to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates > Check for Updates. The update uses at least 1.7GB of space on your phone, so make sure you have enough storage available.

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Galaxy Note III features USB 3.0 for charging and syncing

Galaxy Note III features USB 3.0 for charging and syncing

Computers have been using USB 3.0 for the last couple of years, but it looks like phones are starting to make the switch off of 2.0. The Galaxy Note III has a massive port to support the USB 3.0 cable. The odd shape of the USB 3.0 micro USB cable allows for backwards compatibility with current micro USB cables.

So what benefits can you expect from this upgrade? USB 3.0 features higher transfer rates, so if the storage on the Note III doesn’t bottleneck, then expect much faster transfer speeds. A surprising feature is the Galaxy Note III can charge faster from a computer using this cable. Charging phones from a computer is usually not a good option since the recharge rate is so low, but it can be a real option if this increases the rate enough.

Read more on The Verge.

Galaxy Note phone line now has over 38 million sales

Galaxy Note phone line now has over 38 million sales

Samsung just announced the sales numbers for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note II. They have now broken 38 million sales and expect to see another 10 million from the Galaxy Note III. It is odd that they would suggest 10 million sales when the average sales so far is 19 million per device. I assume it is just a safe estimate that they know they will surpass.

Read more at ET News.