Samsung Galaxy Core Prime’s Verizon Wireless variant is has already began receiving the highly-anticipated Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS update.

Users of the 4.4-inch handset will be happy to see their Galaxy Core Prime move from an Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The Verizon Galaxy Core Prime model was first released as an exclusive carrier around February this year. On its launch, Samsung made known their plans to update the budget smartphone Android Lollipop and true to their word, the software update has been made available.

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime’s latest OS update meant to enhance the device’s performance is said to be build number LMY48B.G360VVRU3BOH3. Verizon is rolling the software update as an over-the-air and it is recommended the download and installation be done over a stable Wi-Fi connection with the phone being at least 50% charged.

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Verizon becomes the latest carrier variant of the Galaxy Core Prime models, to taste the Android Lollipop even though theirs was just the 5.0.2 version.

The Android 5.1.1 update will feature several additions and improvements. The major enhancement it will bring to the Galaxy Core Prime will be a fix for the Stagefright bug, which allows Android-running devices to be controlled by hackers. For those who are unaware, this usually involves an attacker sending an MMS to an Android user, which once opened gives the hacker full access to the Android device.

The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will also include new animations and designs, lockscreen calibrations with added shortcuts to the Phone and camera and added security patches.

Users of Samsung Galaxy Core Prime should head to their Settings >>About device >> Software update then select Check for updates to confirm if their phone is ready for the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS update.

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