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  Reply # 1252283 6-Mar-2015 13:25
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NikT:
Kopkiwi: Have Vodafone received the update yet?


Not yet. I understand we are expecting to receive a software build for testing in the next two weeks.


Boy they're getting rubbish aren't they.

How long after you receive does it generally take for a release?

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Kopkiwi:

Boy they're getting rubbish aren't they.

How long after you receive does it generally take for a release?


I'd rather a stable release than a rushed one - while you and I would rather get our hands on it absolutely ASAP, I've seen a number of complaints from people on Nexus devices, Moto devices, the LG G3, and others who were updated early. Lollipop was pretty beta well after release, and for Google experience phones it looks like it'll take until 5.1 to address a number of complaints (OEMs like HTC and Samsung have fixed most of them with their own implementations, e.g. speed optimisations & silent mode). The vast majority of users either don't care about updates or care more about stability than new features.
That said, it is interesting that a number of Note 4 variants have had 5.0.x builds leak and the N910U is not among them.

As for releases, that's up to Samsung. We generally take no longer than a week to test software updates, then it goes back to the vendor to push it live depending on their global update schedules/server capacity/whether it's staggered/et cetera. The Note 4 is getting the first Lollipop build for Samsung devices locally as far as I am aware at the present time.




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  Reply # 1252320 6-Mar-2015 15:06
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NikT:
Kopkiwi:

Boy they're getting rubbish aren't they.

How long after you receive does it generally take for a release?


I'd rather a stable release than a rushed one - while you and I would rather get our hands on it absolutely ASAP, I've seen a number of complaints from people on Nexus devices, Moto devices, the LG G3, and others who were updated early. Lollipop was pretty beta well after release, and for Google experience phones it looks like it'll take until 5.1 to address a number of complaints (OEMs like HTC and Samsung have fixed most of them with their own implementations, e.g. speed optimisations & silent mode). The vast majority of users either don't care about updates or care more about stability than new features.
That said, it is interesting that a number of Note 4 variants have had 5.0.x builds leak and the N910U is not among them.

As for releases, that's up to Samsung. We generally take no longer than a week to test software updates, then it goes back to the vendor to push it live depending on their global update schedules/server capacity/whether it's staggered/et cetera. The Note 4 is getting the first Lollipop build for Samsung devices locally as far as I am aware at the present time.


Interesting. Appreciate the feedback

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  Reply # 1253205 8-Mar-2015 10:17
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Is anyone else noticing speakerphone on Note 4 for his crap quality. Whenever I talk to people on speakerphone they always comment on how bad it sounds and they can hardly hear me.
Is this a fault with my phone. Do I need to send back under warranty?

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  Reply # 1253484 8-Mar-2015 17:58
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bbunnys: Is anyone else noticing speakerphone on Note 4 for his crap quality. Whenever I talk to people on speakerphone they always comment on how bad it sounds and they can hardly hear me.
Is this a fault with my phone. Do I need to send back under warranty?


I've used speaker phone with a number of people and no one has complained of poor quality. Was talking to someone for 20 minutes last night with no problems.

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  Reply # 1260745 17-Mar-2015 08:26
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Going to be honest, this wait is getting stupid. If Samsung haven't put anything through to VF soon, I am probably going to sell and look at the Z4 or LG G4

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  Reply # 1260808 17-Mar-2015 09:55
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I have got a few cases that I am selling if anyone is interested in getting a case for their note 4's. They are all a couple of months old but only used for 2-4 days each. 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=168522

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  Reply # 1266565 24-Mar-2015 10:35
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Any updates about the update yet? :)
Please keep us updated about the coming update..
hikthxbi..

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  Reply # 1266569 24-Mar-2015 10:37
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HcoNmeM: Any updates about the update yet? :)
Please keep us updated about the coming update..
hikthxbi..


Tuesday

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  Reply # 1266577 24-Mar-2015 10:42
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kiwitrc:
HcoNmeM: Any updates about the update yet? :)
Please keep us updated about the coming update..
hikthxbi..


Tuesday


Wut?

It's Tuesday! #UPDATEHYPE!?

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  Reply # 1266581 24-Mar-2015 10:45
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Rappelle:
kiwitrc:
HcoNmeM: Any updates about the update yet? :)
Please keep us updated about the coming update..
hikthxbi..


Tuesday


Wut?

It's Tuesday! #UPDATEHYPE!?


Going to be my standard response to update requests.

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  Reply # 1266589 24-Mar-2015 10:51
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A guy on XDA posted this

It's an email from Samsung

"Good Morning Nic,

Thank you for your recent contact with Samsung New Zealand on the 21st of March 2015.

We have confirmed the Lollipop update for the N910U will be available end of March – early April.


Kind regards,"

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  Reply # 1266604 24-Mar-2015 11:12
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kiwitrc:
Rappelle:
kiwitrc:
HcoNmeM: Any updates about the update yet? :)
Please keep us updated about the coming update..
hikthxbi..


Tuesday


Wut?

It's Tuesday! #UPDATEHYPE!?


Going to be my standard response to update requests.


Then please note, any future update requests from me aren't posed to you :)


Kopkiwi: A guy on XDA posted this

It's an email from Samsung

"Good Morning Nic,

Thank you for your recent contact with Samsung New Zealand on the 21st of March 2015.

We have confirmed the Lollipop update for the N910U will be available end of March – early April.


Kind regards,"


Awesome, thanks..
Seems suspiciously like the Jan/Feb then Feb/March release date.. :)

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  Reply # 1267323 25-Mar-2015 09:25
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Just saw that AT&T in USA is getting Lollipop - so Samsung is pushing the update out. We should be getting it within a month. 

I would rather have a stable update then a buggy one - so not too rushed. At the same time, I would rather have the update soon (it has been a few months since Lollipop has been out).

Maybe this is one reason that Samsung should start being a bit less Touchwiz intensive - takes ages for the updates to come to the device. Another reason that I like HTC's approach of modulating all their different features into their own apps, so they can be updated and pushed out much faster. 

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  Reply # 1267325 25-Mar-2015 09:29
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I want it now, but I'll wait as long as it takes to get it right.

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