Samsung Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop Update Hits U.S. Phones

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is finally getting the Android Lollipop update after weeks of speculation. The update will be rolling out to Galaxy S5 phones in the United States. The Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is the first Galaxy Android 5.0 update in the U.S., but it won’t be the last update for all U.S. Galaxy users.

Samsung started rolling out its first round of Galaxy Android 5.0 updates at the end of last year. The company’s first update was the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update, according to Gotta Be Mobile. The update wasn’t much of a surprise for users since the Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s current Galaxy S flagship phone. The company typically rolls out updates for its current flagship models at the beginning.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 has been rolled over to many users across the globe. The update was typically limited to the international device, also known as the SM-G900F. The Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is finally coming to the new model, and Verizon users are one of the first in the U.S. to receive Samsung’s new operating system. Verizon posted the documents on its website to reflect the Galaxy S5 roll out.

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This comes as a surprise to Verizon users since the carrier is often against timely software updates. The software version will be for the VRU1BNLC device with the Android build number LRX21T, according to the Android Police. The Android Lollipop update will arrive as an OTA, but the first stage of the rollout will be slow for Galaxy S5 phones. The Android 5.0 OS has TouchWiz, but now includes a new lock screen, an updated multitasking interface, priority/none notification modes, and brighter colors on its display.

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This is reportedly a massive update for Verizon’s Galaxy S5 phone. It will bring a large assortment of changes, fixes and enhancement’s to Samsung’s current flagship smartphone. Verizon Galaxy S5 users who want to get their hands on the upgrade will have to wait for the notification. Users can also check their device’s settings to see if the update is available. The download and installation process will take some time on the Galaxy S5 due to the size of the update and operating system.

This Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop is the company’s first roll out in the United States. Other mobile carriers, such as AT&T and Sprint, are also expected to roll out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their Galaxy S5 variants sometime soon. U.S. mobile carriers have remained silent about their plans, but it’s rumored that there will be a big push in the month of February.

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