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It has been quite a while since a new device arrived under the Google Play Edition moniker. Devices released under this program were sold unlocked and for full price, customers got unlocked bootloaders as well as the assurance that after Nexus devices GPE units would be next in line for major Android OS updates.Samsung’s only entry in the GPE program was the Galaxy S4 and according to a new report the Android 5.1 update for this device is coming soon.

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Sure enough the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition was among the first few devices to receive Android 5.0 Lollipop when the new software was released late last year. However since then the device hasn’t received much attention even though multiple minor updates have since been released.

A few weeks back Google released Android 5.1, the first major update for Lollipop, which many OEMs have yet to bring to their flagship devices.

According to a new report the Android 5.1 update is ready for the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition and Samsung could start rolling it out in the near future, though the company has not provided a concrete release date yet.

We’ll be sure to let you know when Samsung finally releases the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Android 5.1, Galaxy S4, Google Play Edition and Samsung.

Display
5"
  • 1920x1080
  • Super AMOLED
  • 441 PPI
Camera
13 MP
  • f/ Aperture
Battery
2600 mAh
  • Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
System
2GB RAM
  • Exynos 5 Octa 5410
  • MicroSD
Price
~$166 - Amazon
Weight
130 g
Launched in
2013-03-01
Storage (GB)
  • 64
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