Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 is one of the world’s most powerful phones, with a QHD screen also making it a compelling phablet alternative to the iPhone 6 Plus. However, most users are having to put up with a lack of Android 5.0 Lollipop, with just one US network provider so far having rolled out the update.
Now sources, quotes by SamMobile, have claimed that the reason behind the delay is that the company is still working with the virtual reality experts at Oculus, to ensure that the phone is ready to power the Gear VR headset when it launches later this year.
Virtual reality has taken off in a big way over the last two years, although most consumers will not have experienced the modern take on this immersive technology. And Samsung is hoping to be amongst the first to offer it to the masses.
Quite how Gear VR integration with the Galaxy Note 4 will work remains uncertain, but Samsung is taking extra time to make sure everything works properly. Hence the hold-up in the release of Android 5.0 lollipop on a handset which was a flagship before the Galaxy S6 arrived.