Update for Samsung Galaxy S5 offers improved performance; water resistance failing?

Update for Samsung Galaxy S5 offers improved performance; water resistance failing?
While the Samsung Galaxy S5received an update to kill bugs just before its release, the first post-launch update has been pushed out. It weighs in at 28MB and brings "improved performance" to Samsung's new flagship model. The software is dated April 11th, the date that the handset was released to 125 countries. The new build is G900W8VLU1AND, and of course, the Android OS version remains 4.4.2.

Once you do receive this, we'd stick to the rules despite the comparatively small size of the update. That means you should use a Wi-Fi connection when downloading and installing the update. And we would also suggest that you make sure your batteries are charged to at least 50%.

One thing we do need to touch on concerning this phone, is the IP67 certification. There have been some reports of water leaking into areas of the phone when the device is supposed to be able to be able to withstand a submerging up to 3.2 feet, for up to 30 minutes. Make sure that you have your battery cover securely fashioned and your USB port closed before getting your new pride and joy all wet. Just consider this a friendly warning.

source: MobileSyrup, Phandroid

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  • Display 5.1 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow Samsung TouchWiz UI


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