We've been seeing a handful of Samsung flagships get updated to Lollipop here in the United States, where the lion's share of phones are still sold with shackles firmly attached to the carriers. The standard international model of the Note 4 uses Samsung's own Exynos chipset, but there's also a variant with a Snapdragon 805, model number SM-N910F. Users in Germany can access the official Lollipop update on these phones today via Samsung's Kies program, according to SamMobile.

European markets tend to get updates in batches, so once the over-the-air update starts in earnest you can expect it to propagate quickly. The LTE variant of the international Galaxy Note 3 (SM-9005), also powered by Qualcomm, is getting a Lollipop upgrade in "a lot of countries" as well. A simultaneous rollout for models from two different years is a bit rare for Samsung, but then they've got a lot of ground to cover. I doubt any of the people currently receiving the updates will mind. Strangely, the Note 4 is getting the slightly newer Android 5.0.1 while the Note 3 gets 5.0.

If you're tired of waiting for the rollout to reach your particular phone, SamMobile keeps a database of firmware files for manual flashing separated by model and country. You can also look for OTA ZIP files at XDA-Developers or the user forum of your choice.