The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 is moving fast, and we’ve seen a number of new details emerge this week for former flagship owners. With that in mind, we want to take a look at what you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop release this week. This brief summary will keep you informed about the latest Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 improvements.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was the first Galaxy smartphone to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade. Samsung’s launch began in December and since then we’ve seen it make tons of progress in the United States and regions around the world.
In the United States, it’s currently available on a number of carriers, including Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and C Spire. AT&T and US Cellular have yet to confirm release dates, but AT&T has confirmed plans to release a Galaxy S5 Lollipop update in the future. At this point, it’s a standby game for AT&T and US Cellular Galaxy S5 users and Galaxy S5 users around the world.
For those of you who don’t follow on a daily basis, keeping track of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Lollipop movements can be a daunting task. There’s a ton of information out there, and that information can change in a heartbeat.
We’ve seen a number of new developments this week alone, and it’s our job to keep you updated. That’s why we want to take a look at the top things we think you should know about the Galaxy S5 Lollipop launch in the United States and elsewhere this week.
Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update Keeps Moving Internationally
Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update continues to make moves in the international community. We only saw it available to SM-G900M users in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay in April. We’ve also seen the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update for the SM-G900F hit devices in places like the UK (O2) and Austria. And we’re only three days into April.
It’s clear that Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is gearing up for a big international move in April, four months after the update first went live. Samsung seems to have resolved the initial confusion (lack of Quiet Mode) and widespread pressure should continue as we head deeper into April.
Those of you in the international community will want to keep an eye on the update. Most carriers remain silent in the process leading up to the official Android update release dates; this means you may not know about the upgrade until the day it arrives. Remember, Samsung’s releases are unpredictable and very random, so it’s impossible to say where these updates will go next.
New Sprint Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update
Sprint was one of the first carriers to offer the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update in the United States. Now, the carrier has expanded another Galaxy S5 variant on its network.
Earlier this week, Sprint announced It has announced that it has started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Galaxy S5 Active, known as the Galaxy S5 Sport. The update brings Android 5.0 and brings a Reactivation Lock.
It’s important to keep in mind that Sprint’s Android update rollouts usually take up to a week to complete. Galaxy S5 Sport users should see the update roll out in the near future, but its rollout will be extremely unpredictable. Check several times for update, but no more than that.
Galaxy S5 Edition Will Expand In April
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Lollipop update has started making progress in the international community and it’s only a matter of time before it hits North America. Still, Sprint isn’t the only set to offer the Galaxy S5 Active Lollipop update this month.
Earlier this week, Canadian carrier Rogers confirmed that it plans to release the Galaxy S5 Active Lollipop update in April. The update, which was approved a few weeks ago, may be available at any time. Rogers hasn’t confirmed a specific release date for Galaxy S5 Active users, and we’ll likely never see it confirm an exact date. The update will simply be made available. So keep an eye open.
We haven’t heard anything about the AT&T Galaxy S5 Active Lollipop update, but since the AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is still missing, it may be a while before we see it. Normal models typically take precedence.
AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update: What to Expect?
AT&T’s Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is still missing, though the company continues to confirm its presence on social media. The update is currently being tested behind the scenes.
The testing process can be unpredictable, which means the AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop release date is pretty unpredictable. That said, we took a look at what to expect from the AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop update and release this week, and we think it will help impatient AT&T Galaxy S5 users set appropriate expectations.
Galaxy S5 Lollipop Issues Continue
Although we saw a lot of positive news this week, we also encountered some negatives like Galaxy S5 Lollipop issues. Galaxy S5 Lollipop issues continue to plague Galaxy S5 users in the United States and the international community.
Verizon recently started rolling out a new Galaxy S5 Lollipop update to fix some of these issues. forums keep flooding with complaints about battery consumption, poor performance and other random errors. And her not just Verizon users complaining of ongoing problems this week.
While we wait for carriers and Samsung to fix these issues, it’s time to learn about our solutions to common Lollipop issues and our guide to improving the battery life of the Galaxy S5 after Lollipop.
These fixes are especially important because this week, we heard that Samsung does not have the Android 5.1 update, which is still in development. That doesn’t mean the update isn’t coming, but if a release is open, it means it’s far away.
Google’s Android 5.1 update is a major bug fix update and one that fixes many major Lollipop issues. Unfortunately for now, Galaxy S5 users dealing with Android 5.0 issues will have to rely on third-party fixes. Carriers will almost certainly release bugfix updates later this year, but their release date is highly unpredictable.