The popular Samsung Galaxy S5 is getting an update. At the end of December, Samsung started rolling out an Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Europe. A limited number of the updates started in Poland towards the end of December and then moved onto to Spain. Now,it seems like the Galaxy S5 update has arrived in the UK.
Since the update started in Poland, Samsung has fixed the firmware a few times to repair some bugs, according to the Android Authority. Now it looks like the Galaxy S5 update is finally ready for mass consumption. The Lollipop update should hit U.S. carriers such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile by later this month. The Galaxy S5 update may have to go through a few more tweaks before it’s final launch.
Samsung’s new firmware doesn’t just upgrade the entire operating system. It also has new features like the lock screen that’s only been featured on the Note 4. This feature has finally been brought over to Galaxy S5 devices. This Lollipop update also has a fingerprint sensor because of a new driver that’s been installed with the firmware.
The company is hoping to get this Galaxy S5 update out to its customers as soon as possible. By the time you read this news, you may have this update already ready on your Galaxy S5 handset. If it hasn’t arrived yet, you may have to wait a few days to receive it.
The update also includes the Material Design, which is a redesigned interface for the Galaxy S5. This is part of the new customized interface known as TouchWiz. Galaxy S5 users will also enjoy having heads-up notifications and MirrorLink, which connects your vehicle to your device. MirrorLink allows you to keep your hands and eyes on the road as you use your Galaxy S5.
This isn’t the only Galaxy S5 update in the works. Samsung is hoping to release the Android 5.0.1 update within a few months. The company didn’t want to prevent any further delays from getting the Android 5.0 update to its customers. The update for the Galaxy S5 devices was to be expected in Europe, but it seems like Samsung is running behind schedule.
SFR reported that the GalaxyS5 would get the Android 5.0 update in December. It looks like January is the month that all of the devices will receive the update. Once the update is complete, Samsung will turn its attention to the Galaxy Note 4.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is still a phone that’s worth buying, according to a recent report on the Inquisitr. It has plenty of stable features, a great display and now a smooth OS. The Galaxy S5 is also reasonable with its $200 price under contract with most carriers. Some retailers like Amazon and Best Buy offer the Galaxy S5 for as little as $50.
The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) will show the comparison of ratings between the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 sometime soon in 2015. It’ll be interesting to see how the two popular devices stack up in terms of pricing and usability.
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