Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 gets Lollipop as Note 5 launch looms nearer

Samsung's 10.1 inch Galaxy Tab 4, which was released in June last year in both LTE and WiFi models, is now being upgraded with the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system.

To take up almost 900MB worth storage space, the update will also boost Samsung's Touch Wiz user interface which was initially compatible with the Android 4.4 KitKat at the time of release.

With the Galaxy Tab 4 losing out to the iPad Air in terms of storage, battery power, camera, display size and resolution, the new OS upgrade should keep it breathing for a while.

The update will be rolled out in phases across the world, having already begun in Spain this month.

However, the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrade will not be available to these devices in the foreseeable future. It is expected that the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, Samsung's riposte to the iPhone 6 Plus, could feature the new update.

The new phablet may feature a 2k Super AMOLED display with a 1600x2560 pixel resolution and an Exynos chip that could perform multiple functionalities like storage, modem, CPU, GPU and RAM. The new device will also contain a 16MP primary camera, an 8MP front camera and an S-Pen.

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