Samsung Galaxy S5 to get Android 5.0 Lollipop in December

Samsung Galaxy S5 will reportedly receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in December. The latest version of Android operating system was announced by Google earlier this month.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming to the Galaxy S5, and we have already given our readers a unique look at an early version running around the device. We had already asserted the Samsung Galaxy S5 would be finding the Lollipop update sometime in late November or early December, so we have new info from your sources that says the Android 5.0 update goes live for the Galaxy S5 in December. We were not given a time frame though, and you should also keep in mind that it could be a month or so from the start of the initial rollout before the device gets the update in most regions.

For those unaware, Android 5.0 Lollipop is the biggest update to the OS since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It brings a new design philosophy Google has dubbed Material Design, so that as we saw in the early Android 5.0 build, Samsung is making changes to TouchWiz to complement Google’s new design UX. Android 5.0 also brings a lot of new features, such as lockscreen notifications, multi-user support for phones, support for 64-bit processor, file sharing through Android Beam (a feature that has been present on Samsung devices for quite some time), and lots more. It will also offer increased performance having a switch to the new ART runtime, and battery life through an overhaul of how Android handles background tasks.

Lollipop is the most significant Android update since Ice Cream Sandwich and it comes with a whole new look that’s quite a departure from the KitKat aesthetic. Because of this alone, it makes sense for device makers to upgrade their current flagships as soon as possible. They don’t want anyone looking to buy ‘this year’s Galaxy’ put off by the fact that the phone doesn’t run the most recent version of Android. Lollipop brings an updated UI thanks to Material Design together with improvements to the camera software, the battery, and overall performance.

Author: Product Manager

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