Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update in US

Surprisingly this morning, the Samsung Galaxy S5 in the US has started receiving the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software update. Last week, we heard news that it’s coming soon for the international Galaxy S5, which is in testing, and most didn’t expect US carriers to deliver the update for at least another month.

But this morning multiple reports They have indeed confirmed that the Galaxy S5 in the United States is receiving Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Right now all the news and updates are targeting the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but today T-Mobile started pushing 5.1.1 for the Galaxy S5 from last year.

In April, Google confirmed the follow-up to the Android 5.1 update. Being a minor Android 5.1.1 Lollipop release, it was meant to fix a few bugs and improve in the first release. The update has been available on Nexus devices for a few weeks now and is slowly starting to arrive for non-Nexus devices.

The first Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for a Samsung device in the United States also came with T-Mobile, which was a surprise in itself and now many people are even more surprised that the update is coming to the older Galaxy S5.

Samsung has started rolling out Android 5.1.1 for its Galaxy smartphones, and earlier this month, the company released an Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on T-Mobile in the United States. It’s the only US carrier to release Google’s latest software. We expected AT&T, Verizon and others to be next and deliver Android 5.1.1 for the Galaxy S6, but instead, again, T-Mobile is delivering but for the Galaxy S5.

Neither T-Mobile nor Samsung has confirmed or even announced the update, so it’s either out early or they’ll be making official announcements shortly. This means there are no precise details about what happened in the update or a changelog. We expect the same theme engine found in the Galaxy S6 to come to the Galaxy S5, but it won’t have the same software in terms of visual changes. Users are reporting that they still have the old version of TouchWiz to keep changes minimal for Galaxy S5 owners.

Those who own a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 can wait for the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to arrive as a software update over the air like any other, or users can go to settings > about phone > check for updates themselves.

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Read our early Galaxy S5 Lollipop review to see if you should install this update.

As an added benefit, users can also Samsung Kies This is how you pull the PC software and the latest T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update.

It is worth noting that the Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 update is not expected until at least next month, and even the Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.1.1 update is said to be for July. The Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 update doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s here for a carrier in the United States that is T-Mobile.

We’re not sure what’s new yet or if this has been accidentally taken down by T-Mobile. It’s a big 600MB update though, so expect lots of changes. Those who want the latest and greatest may want to get the update right before it’s pulled. Others may want to wait for some announcements, feedback and details about what’s new, and whether this update has caused any problems. The first Android 5.0 update was laden with minor issues so this might fix most issues, but it could also introduce a few new ones. It’s hard to say.

All said and done, at least one version of the Galaxy S5 in the United States is getting the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update, and hopefully more Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 updates are coming in the near future. We’ll update as soon as we learn more.

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