If you happen to own a Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 from AT&T you should keep your eyes on the notifications panel because there might be a software update waiting for you. The carrier announced today that a new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is being pushed to their variant of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 which has model number SM-T337A.
The AT&T Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 was already running Android 5.0, so the owners were already familiar to the Lollipop-specific goodies such as Material Design interface, dynamic status bar, lock screen notifications with individual app privacy and priority options, improved Notifications Bar and Quick Settings, search functionality within the Settings app, better battery stats and native battery saver mode, lock screen notifications support, Screen Pinning, or Smart Lock. According to AT&T’s support page, the new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update arrives with updated Quick Settings for enhanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth management, new animations, improved notifications, enhanced device security and stability, and better memory management. The update also adds some more bloatware (AT&T Messages, New YP VPL, and AT&T Messages VPL) and removes WatchON, BEats Music, and Flamingo apps.
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OTA update is being pushed to users in phases, so it could take a while before the new firmware becomes available to everyone. I remind you that when AT&T’s servers push the OTA update to your device a message should appear in the notifications panel letting you know that a system update is pending. Tap on the message, then follow the on-screen instructions. You can also try to initiate the update yourself from Settings > General > About device > Software update > Check for updates. It’s also worth adding that only the terminals that run an official Android build are eligible to receive the update over-the-air.
The new firmware has build number LMY47X.T337AUCU2BOH4 and a size of 867 MB. You must be connected to a Wi-Fi network while downloading the update and you should have the battery charged above 50% so the tablet won’t shut down during the installation.
Have you received the Android 5.1.1 update on your AT&T Galaxy Tab 4 8.0? Have you noticed any other improvements besides the ones mentioned above? Please let your fellow Tab 4 8.0 owners know in the comments section below.
Source: Android Geeks