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Galaxy Note 4 getting Android 5.0 Lollipop soon

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Galaxy Note 4 getting Android 5.0 Lollipop soon

Android 5.0 Lollipop was launched alongside the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 on October 15, and the new mobile OS is supposed to be Google’s best ever. From what we’ve already seen, Android 5.0 Lollipop looks great with the new Material Design interface. Google announced that devices in the Nexus line, such as the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 would be the first ones to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update early in November. After the Nexus devices, other Google Play Edition gadgets and smartphones like the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, OnePlus One and Moto X are in line for the update. The Galaxy Note 4 is currently the most talked about phablet on the internet, and it’s also among the first which will be getting Lollipop aside from Google’s own.

The Galaxy Note 4 was launched less than a week ago, and Samsung is planning a slow release for the phablet. People are already calling the Galaxy Note 4 the go-to phone if you want the best display and battery you can find on the market. The Galaxy Note 4 is already scheduled for an update that will improve battery life, as well as performance. Samsung has hinted in their Twitter feed at the fact that the Galaxy Note 4 is preparing for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Samsung is known to be working on the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S5, S4, S5 Neo, Note 10 and other devices, so the company can’t give an exact date on when the Galaxy Note 4 will be receiving Google’s brand new mobile OS.

Google said that Lollipop would begin its rollout soon, and major devices like the Galaxy Note 4, HTC One M8, LG G3 and others should receive the update within 90 days counting from October 15. With the new murmurs coming from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 4 could be pushed to the top of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update list. Many are hoping to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 4, even if it is an expensive device, retailing from $700 for the off-contract version. In any case, the Galaxy Note 4 is definitely Samsung’s greatest work so far, with great stylus integration, revamped TouchWiz UI and beautiful screen, as well as an enduring battery. We are curious to see how Samsung will integrate TouchWiz into Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it did a fine job on the Android 4.4 KitKat with which the Galaxy Note 4 comes out of the box.

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Despite popular belief, PS4 sales in the UK skyrocketed last year

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PS4 sales in the UK climbed by a shocking 633 percent year-over-year in 2023, so apparently the old system isn’t dead yet. The previous year’s very limited supply of the system is likely a major factor in this figure, since the console’s lifespan was drastically reduced because of chip shortages caused by the pandemic. Still, it’s proof that PlayStation’s original platform has unmet demand.

With the very low prices of PS4 software (both in-store and online at the PS Store), this strategy makes a lot of sense. Plus, it’s future-proof, so there’s no harm in stocking up on PS4s while new-gen pricing is still high, since if you decide to switch to a PS5 in the future, you can transfer all of your purchases across. Not to mention that the majority of new releases still come out on the PS4, with several offering free PS5 upgrades.

While the percentage rise may seem huge, real PS4 sales will probably be much lower. It’s a sign that the gadget, which is now a decade old, isn’t completely dead yet, and we expect it to keep receiving maintenance for a while longer. Of course, this is great news for Sony, because the company would rather have PS4 players playing on its last-gen gadget than none at all, even if it would love to have them upgrade to PS5.

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New PS5 firmware is available for download!

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A PS5 firmware update on a cold winter morning is unmatched. The latest PS5 system software update is 23.02–08.40.00 from Sony. Does this one add useful features or just boost system performance?

Though closer to the latter, it’s more than Sony’s favorite patch note. It fixes security issues, improves messages and usability, and boosts system software performance. Official patch notes for this 1.185GB update:

  • We updated system software security
  • We improved system software stability and performance
  • Some screens now have better messages and usability

That’s it. PS5 gets another win to recover from its midweek slump. Do you share our enthusiasm for this firmware update? Comment below. To spice things up, make your comment rhyme.

 

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Version Will Help PS5

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Belgian developer Larian Studios’ work on Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Series S version will improve performance on all platforms, including PS5. The game’s fifth major patch, expected to launch this week, will include upgrades and new features. More details will be revealed later today.

Director of Publishing Michael Douse says PS5 performance improvements may be the “least exciting thing” in the title’s next update, so it sounds like a big one. Larian Studios employees are proud of “finally” implementing tweaks, fixes, and changes, Douse says. Later today, we’ll bring you all the Baldur’s Gate 3 update details.

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Those who reached the RPG’s third act have reported technical issues during the narrative’s conclusion, especially in co-op, so today’s update should fix them. New features like a permadeath mode are expected, along with Xbox Series S optimization fixes. What else should be added to the game?

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