Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update already rolling out in Samsung's homeland

Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update already rolling out in Samsung's homeland
The news that the S5s around Samsung's R&D unit in Poland are receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update are not too shabby, but those folks always get the newest stuff for testing purposes anyway, and it is usually a while before it gets pushed to the general public. Out of Samsung's homeland, however, comes a much more welcome info nugget - the company has begun a general rollout of the newest Android version to its Galaxy S5 flagships there.

If history is any indication, this means that the rest of the world will start getting it three or four weeks afterwards, though how will the US carriers far is anyone's guess at this point. A French carrier update schedule has leaked, however, which pegs the S5 for sucking on a Lollipop in December, which would coincide with Samsung's promised year's end timeframe.

The update brings with it Material Design sprinkled throughout Samsung’s TouchWiz UX, which arguably makes it even more inconsistens, but also lockscreen notifications, performance and battery life increases, as well as new looks and features for Samsung's own apps, clipboard, and fingerprint sensor.



source: Sammobile (1,2)

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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)

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5 Comments

1. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

I'm on it and I can tell you that it's not that great. It looks better, it's a little smoother but not a wow. In my opinion it is still super bloated( 1.4 GB firmware) and needs much more optimization from Sammy because the smoothness is nowhere near a nexus device or sense skin. I hope that they will improve things in time and for Gs6 they will take a different approach on touchwiz.

3. saduna

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Yes you are right, even I'm using since the same since yesteraday it has been improved but still takes 80% of RAM, its still annoying thing. Same old bloatwares still sucks. I am planning to sell my SGS5 and go for HTC M8 very soon. disappointed very much from SGS5, this was my worst experience since SGS1. My Moto G 2013 is way better than my SGS5.

2. phanyabazi

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Hello i want to ask im in macedonia can i download and insall android lolipop on my s5

4. saduna

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Yes you can install, If its unlocked version G900F, I live in gulf and i have installed and using it yesterday.

5. butteredjelly

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Now to wait for US carriers. It'll be time for my upgrade before I get it most likely. Thanks Verizon.

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