The Samsung Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop 5.0 update was tipped to appear sometime around late November/early December, and what do you know?
For users in Poland and South Korea, at least, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop 5.0 update is officially Go! - just 31 days after Google supplied the code. New Samsung record? Damn straight.
Oddly, the Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 arrives without the slightest hint of fanfare, certainly not on Samsung Tomorrow – where the South Koreans usually make their big announcements.
Instead we turn our attention to SamMobile, where it was reported yesterday that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop 5.0 update had landed in Poland, with “other European countries” expected to follow “shortly”.
That was followed up by a post this morning declaring that the Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop 5.0 update had been spotted on Samsung’s home turf of South Korea, encompassing all three major carriers: KT, SK Telecom and LG Uplus.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop features include a new Material Design UI, new lockscreen with notification support, Tap & Go, Priority Mode, heads-up notifications, Smart Lock, Mirror Link, a clipboard tool for screenshots and copied text, and “drastically improved” fingerprint recognition.
Early reports suggest the Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android Lollipop runs smooth as a baby’s be-hind. Indeed, SamMobile says it’s “the most lag-free and speedy software Samsung has developed for a smartphone to date, period.” No complaints here.
To check for the Android Lollipop update on your Samsung Galaxy S5, tap Settings > System > About Device > Software update > Update.
And hey, keep your eye(s) on our feature: Android Lollipop 5.0: when will my phone be updated?