Update treats the Galaxy S5 to even faster camera and gallery apps, improved fingerprint scanning

Update treats the Galaxy S5 to even faster camera and gallery apps, improved fingerprint scanning
Samsung's latest and greatest, the Galaxy S5, was the giant's first device that came with a fingerprint sensor on board. Although it's not the first handset with such a feature, the Galaxy S5 is the only smartphone that supports PayPal's FIDO authorization system. Still, the fingerprint sensor proved to be a hit-or-miss feature and it appears that Samsung was aware of that, as an update for the international variation of the device (SM-G900F) seems to be increasing its overall accuracy.

Rolling out under the G900FXXU1ANE2 version name, the firmware update does not only improve the precision of the feature, it also brings some enhancements in the camera and interface compartments, too – both the camera and the gallery apps now seemingly open faster than before. This, coupled with the impressive 0.3-second autofocus of the 16MP rear snapper, should provide fans of Samsung's flagship with even better user experience whenever they decide to benefit from the ISOCELL camera's goodness.

The firmware update is also not devoid of improvements under the hood. These include some performance refinements, as well as better RAM management. It is very likely that the update incorporates the usual bug fixes, too.

G900FXXU1ANE2 is not the first firmware update to land on the Galaxy S5. Still, this is the first one the device receives this month.

The update is rolling out both over the air and through Samsung's Kies desktop companion suite. Nonetheless, be advised that your Galaxy S5 may not be among the first wave of devices to receive it. If you don't wish to play the waiting game, you can manually download and flash the firmware by following the source link, courtesy of SamMobile.

source: SamMobile



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

You have to really respect how Samsung consistently updates & keeps their phones in a league of their own. Kudos to you Samsung.

4. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Yeah, but sad that S3 and S3 Mini is not getting for KitKat. Any other way, I must fully agree with you.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

S3 LTE is getting the update.

6. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

they've passed the 18-month mark. Get over it.

8. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

So did S3 LTE and it will get KitKat. That RAM thing they told some days ago, IMO is BS.

11. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

we all know 1GB RAM is enough for kitkat android the problem is its not enough for touchwiz .

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Why should he? Not everyone is able to update their phones.

19. FYoung

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

The S2 and S3 are still being sold as new phones. So, the 18 month period has not started yet.

20. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

lol man s2 n s3 are history now.... its not work like this.... coz its company's policy (18 month start after releasing phone in market) not retailers. coz mostly or fewer retailer still have s2 n s3 brand new unsold .

27. sectime unregistered

Yeah not even out of contract yet. So 18 months ago. That could be a long time if you are 14.

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I love the fact that usully samsung is quick to update

23. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Samsung does do a decent job with updates, but part of how good they appear is because the other Android manufacturers are just so bad at updates.

24. Super3310

Posts: 91; Member since: May 06, 2014

Updates and updateS.. Still lags bigtym y they cant fix that simple peroblem?

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Like I said before with the GS5 article about the 5-6 annoying things.....updates to specific parts can make things better. An app lagging does not equal the entire OS, phone lags. If you see lagging everywhere thats another story. And back before the Galaxy name was so big...Samsung used a different file system that caused the entire phone to lag... I hope things are better for them.....but sometimes the devil is in the details...

3. BCMWorld

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Sammy the King of Smartphones

10. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Also the King of Lag.

12. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

So you never had samsung in your hands ?

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Maybe it needs jellybean, so it can smooth like butter.

16. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

lmaoooo. please tell me about how everybody owns a SAMSUNG.

25. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

King of full speck features

7. koko1

Posts: 103; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

the only thing i hate in samsung that touchwiz is not fast, i mean its not slow, but comparing it to htc sense, its not that fast :( i really hope they make it faster and give me the ability to remove all the apps i dont need like google plus :\

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1769; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Faster gallery app? Heck yeah! Samsung's gallery app has been slow as hell. It's like my main issue with Touchwiz. I'm okay with probably everything else, except for the gallery app. xD

14. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I've had a 32gb micro ss cards, only using 27gb of it, I used it in my Note 2, S4, Note 3, and now the S5, the only time I would face a slow gallery app was on the Note 2 after a reboot, and on my first boot when I got my phones. Although the camera app used to take a second to open on the Note 2, S4 and Note 3 (kitkat solved that problem for the Note 3).

18. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Same here bro. I never notice any slowdown in the gallery app .. this dude is a hater .. never mind.

21. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Samsung phones are just like any other thing on this planet, they aren't perfect. He doesn't have to be a hater if he faced a problem with his phone, I wasn't try to call him a liar nor a hater, I was just pointing that maybe it is a glitch that is affecting a small patch of his phone model, which happens with every OEM. Don't be a judgmental based on one comment, it's not like he said TouchWiz suck, he pointed one thing that he didn't like and pointed out that he loves the rest of the UI.

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Nice wise post

17. Nicholas-Paul

Posts: 11; Member since: May 03, 2014

I must say that Samsung always provides quick updates!

28. gurjashan

Posts: 7; Member since: May 09, 2014

samsung knows what customers want except in the design dept. even if dey improved the design overall..

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