The Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop release in the United States continues to make progress as another major US carrier confirms its plans to release a Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update.
In the weeks since the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update was first released, we’ve seen the update make significant progress around the world, including the United States. In the US, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and C Spire are all offering their own versions of the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update. Verizon, the country’s largest carrier, produced two Galaxy S5 Lollipop updates in 2015.
Today, the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update will make even more progress as US Cellular, the fifth largest carrier in the country. confirms a Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its users.
The US Cellular Galaxy S5 Lollipop update was released on the carrier’s Android update page today; The listing confirms the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop version of the software and the baseband version of the software is G900R4VXU1BOC1. It also outlines tips on how to get the update on the device as soon as possible.
Owners of a US Cellular Galaxy S5 can now check the device’s settings for updates or try bypassing the OTA via the Samsung Kies PC utility. Those who haven’t gone through Samsung Kies will want to stay patient as US Cellular works to roll out the update to all Galaxy S5 users.
This new Galaxy S5 Lollipop release in the United States should reflect any other updates that have been rolled out in the US. That means it should carry a number of major upgrades for the Galaxy S5, including changes to the lock screen and Google’s brand new Material Design. It’s the Galaxy S5’s biggest update since the arrival of Android 4.4.4 KitKat last year.
There is now only one major Galaxy S5 Lollipop release left to be released in the United States. The AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop update has been confirmed, but the carrier still hasn’t released the software or set a specific release date for its customers. The update is expected to roll out in the near future as the carrier has managed to roll out updates for the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 3.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update has been making solid progress in the months after its December debut. It’s currently rolling out for the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Active, and is also expected to launch for the Galaxy S5 mini at some point in the second quarter. The second quarter runs from April to June.
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Lollipop update has been joined by several other Lollipop rollouts, including upgrades to the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, and more. Of these, only the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop updates are rolling out in the United States. The Galaxy Note Edge Lollipop update has been confirmed thanks to T-Mobile, but we haven’t seen any Galaxy S4 Lollipop details revealed yet.
The company’s version of Android Lollipop has been plagued with issues, and Galaxy S5 Lollipop issues continue to plague users in the weeks after its release. Galaxy S5 users faced lag, battery life issues and connectivity issues, and these issues forced Samsung to stop at least two updates, including the Verizon Galaxy S5 upgrade.
While it’s certainly tempting to install the update today, US Cellular Galaxy S5 users will want to keep these Galaxy S5 Lollipop issues in mind before upgrading from Android 4.4 to Android 5.0.