Android 5.0 update available to Samsung Galaxy S5 in Malaysia via Samsung Kies 3

Android 5.0 update available to Samsung Galaxy S5 in Malaysia via Samsung Kies 3
Malaysian Samsung Galaxy S5 users are celebrating the New Year by having their phone updated to Android 5.0. The update is not yet available OTA, so if you want to update your Galaxy S5 in the country, it means plugging the phone into your PC and using Samsung Kies 3. If you need to load the latest version of Kies onto your computer, click on the sourcelink.

Before you go ahead and update your Samsung Galaxy S5, make sure to leave at least 3GB of free space available. At the same time, you should have the battery on your handset fully charged. Before beginning the updating process, it would behoove you to back up all of the data on your phone.

According to Samsung, apps opened for the first time after the update may be sluggish "due to the initial optimization process required with the Android 5.0 OS." Additionally, some apps installed on your Galaxy S5 might need to be updated from the Google Play Store or Samsung Galaxy App Store in order to be optimized with the latest build of Android. And after the update, the amount of system memory on your Galaxy S5 will decline by at least 950MB.

We have some pictures of the Samsung Galaxy S5 after the Lollipop update. You can take a gander at them by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: Samsung via SoyaCincau

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. BobLawblaw unregistered

Decrease by nearly a gig? Bollox to that..

4. AkihiroUchiha

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Isnt that too much? I think..

2. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

So the Galaxy S5 has an internal available memory of 11Gigs out of 16Gigs Now its gonna be 10 Gigs? :O

3. azzak

Posts: 26; Member since: May 15, 2014

at least you can expand your memory via no need to get sued..:P

21. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Thats all great and all but can you install your apps on your SD card? Nooo, and 10 GB isn't nearly enough to put a couple of big games on the phone.

6. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

No. I think what that means is it is going to be trimmed down by practically a gig freeing you more user memory. I got the latest European Lollipop build on my S5 and it says it's using 4.2GB system memory.

5. Furbal unregistered

Sad that these phones are getting lollipop before the lte versions of the nexus 7

7. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I commend Samsung for delivering swift updates to its flagships. They have finally learned.

11. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Hasn't they been fast ever since?

17. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

No they are not...they are only updating top of their line phones(S5, S4, N4,N3) Only 4 models...still they are not updating tablets and mid range phones. Ofcourse no update for S3

8. GenericFanboy

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

US carriers still not done stripping down features and functionality?

9. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Nope. Since lenovo bought Motorola, updates are not as swift as they used to. Is amazing the difference a year makes and a name change. My first Motorola device and my least.

12. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Err no. Everybody at Motorola was busy with their holidays apparently...

15. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

>Moto X '14 gets Lollipop before most Nexus devices. >Moto G '14 and '13 also get Lollipop in less than a month. >"not as swift updates" K den.

10. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Just bought my S5 yesterday.

13. reTechboy

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

i think its for s5 duos ( g900fd ) , sammobile just added frameware for g900fd.

14. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Lollipop for Verizon Note 3, please

16. reTechboy

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

guys how can i add users in s5 with android 5? there isnt users setting in android 5 in s5!!

18. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Maybe Android users should sue Samsung and Google for reducing the available memory like Apple user's are currently doing. I know... It's not the same thing. The Note 4 that I'm currently on, might be my last Android phone.

19. kylehudsons

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

Android users aren't as low as isheep... so we won't waste our time sueing... ain't nobody got time for that.... The beauty of android is customization, don't Like the things OEM offers then we install our own rom... simple as that..

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You comment show that you hate Android. Why did you even bother with it. Use iPhone, WP8 or whatever else you fancy. Make the right choice and be happy with it. To me Android is the best thing that happened to IT sector in the recent years. More memory efficient than Windows Desktop with about the same level flexibility and customisation.

22. lvynliew

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Hei guys, 5.0 hav any issues of battery drain fast? Few day b4 I updated some apps at play store, ANT+ Radio and AN+ Plugin service, battery drain fast.…I found the mediaserver running 45% in battery used…after I deleted both updates, my s5 become normal again… who tested 5.0 already? Can give some opinion about s5 5.0 plz

23. LenaCCC

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Guys help! Since the last upgrade, my phone provider icon (e.g.02, giffgaff) appears on the top left when my mobile is locked and it blocks me from seeing any other notification icons coming up (e.g. email icon, whatsapp icon)! I have to unlock it to be able to see them. This is so annoying. Any ideas? Thanks

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