Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G Pad 8.3 LTE getting software updates

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: July 31, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5

Earlier today, AT&T began pushing out updates to two of its Windows Phone devices. Now it’s Android’s turn in the update spotlight, because Verizon is pushing out two significant updates of its own.

First up is the Samsung Galaxy S5. Verizon is pushing a maintenance update out to its GS5 that includes a few built-in app updates, improved music streaming connectivity, a stability tweak for the Contact Menu and more. The full changelog for the G900VVRU1ANE9 update is as follows:

THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN UPDATED:

  • Caller Name ID
  • Message+
  • Cloud

THE FOLLOWING ISSUES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED:

  • ‘Search’ icon has been removed within Memo when there is no memo
  • Favorite ‘Contact’ information background is now more readable 
  • Visual Voicemail works when S-View flip cover is closed
  • Connectivity has been improved when streaming music
  • Stability has been improved for Samsung Gear Manager
  • Text alert improvements for select factory installed car kits
  • “Primary Contacts” label has been changed to “Emergency Contacts” when in Emergency Mode
  • Power On password is no longer triggered when voice call is completed or after screen dims

SUPPORT HAS BEEN ADDED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • User selectable video application when uploading to YouTube
  • Message+ now supports closed captioning
  • Emergency Mode has been updated 
  • Contact Menu stability has been enhanced
  • Easy Mode Settings now includes images
  • ‘Downloaded Apps’ field added to searchable file types in My Files
  • Web Search has been added to S Finder

Verizon LG G Pad 8.3

Meanwhile, the Verizon version of the LG G Pad 8.3 is getting an update of its own. The VZW G Pad is moving up to software version VK81022A, an upgrade that includes Android 4.4.2 and:

KIT KAT ENHANCEMENTS:

  • Battery icon color changes from blue to white
  • Immersive Mode automatically provides full screen viewing for any application or game 
  • Print services for HP ePrint, Google Cloud Print and other printers in the Google Play Store
  • Multi-User Mode allows you to create user accounts and permissions for others to set up and customize their apps & wallpaper
  • Change in Accessibility Settings 

LG ENHANCEMENTS:

  • Added the Knock Code Feature

KNOCK CODE SETTING

  • Keeps your device data safe and secure
  • Create your own Knock code use the four quarters of the screen
  • Tap your pattern to confirm Knock code

ACCESSIBILITY SETTINGS

  • Added ‘Color adjustment’
  • Added ‘Touch zoom’
  • Changed the label from ‘Shades’ to ‘Lower screen brightness’

THE FOLLOWING ISSUES HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED:

  • “Cannot connect to server” error message no longer appears when adding an Exchange account supported by auto-discovery
  • QPair application provider permissions are now accessible 
  • SIM card works properly when connected/disconnected to network or Wi-Fi
  • Fast charging now supported when device is charge by Verizon branded high-speed charger (5V/2.1A)
  • Sound is no longer muffled when playing multimedia in low volume
  • Music App now plays WMA files containing Album ART data
  • Falls back to IPv4 connection when IPv6 connection is unavailable to DM server
  • Changed the from ‘Mono audio’ to ‘Audio type’ & ‘Sound balance’
  • Added ‘Captions’
  • Changed the label from ‘Touch & hold delay’ to ‘Touch feedback time’

Be sure to give us a shout in the comments section below when your VZW Galaxy S5 or G Pad 8.3 gets its update!

Via Droid-Life, Verizon: Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G Pad 8.3 LTE

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