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November 30, 2015

T-Mobile rolling out messaging improvements to Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge

by John_A


While many smartphone device owners anxiously wait for Android 6.0 Marshmallow to come to their devices, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge on T-Mobile are starting to receive a slightly older update. T-Mobile is updating those devices to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which may seem like a disappointment for owners of devices that are just over a year old since release. Nevertheless, the update does include some new features from T-Mobile that may be welcomed by owners of the devices.

The update includes T-Mobile’s Advanced Messaging solution that utilizes a standard called Rich Communications Services (RCS) for text messaging. With Advanced Messaging, users can experience “near real-time chat,” they can see when others are typing and when messages are delivered or read, and photos or videos up to 10 MB in size can be sent.

The other addition is the availability of T-Mobile Video Calling. This feature does not require any additional app to make a video call. All that is needed is a compatible device on both ends of a call in order to make a video call. The dialer on a T-Mobile device with Video Calling will display a small camera on a contact’s entry to let users know the service is supported and available.

The latest updates can be installed over Wi-Fi or through Samsung Smart Switch or Samsung Kies. If you own one of these devices on T-Mobile’s network, you can hit the source links below for instructions on how to check your current version and start the process to install the update.

source: T-Mobile (Samsung Galaxy Note 4), T-Mobile (Samsung Galaxy Note Edge)

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