Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update: 10 Things to Expect Now

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been rolling out since December. Despite making significant progress, Android 4.4 KitKat still has a lot of devices and a lot of people. With details and swirling questions, we’d like to take a look at what we can expect going forward from the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update and its release.

When Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop at Google I/O 2014, it did not say when it would be available to the public. Back in November, Google finally approved the Android 5.0 Lollipop version and shortly after, Samsung started rolling out the first Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Samsung Galaxy S5.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 started with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and then some carriers upgraded to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. As a flagship, many believed it would be a first in line with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, and Samsung responded to those expectations with an Android 5.0 Lollipop release in December.

The Galaxy S5 Lollipop update started out extremely slow, but it’s been months since its initial release, and it’s finally starting to pick up speed in the United States and countries around the world. Still, there is still a lot of work to be done and many questions to be answered. Many Galaxy S5 models are still waiting for Google’s Android 4.4.2 and Android 4.4.4 KitKat updates.

Naturally, tons of questions continue to be asked about the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update. Today, a few days before the end of March, we want to take a look at what we can expect from the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update and its forward release. Our goal here is to help you set your expectations before the start of April, which could be an important month for many Galaxy S5 users around the world.

Galaxy S5 Lollipop Released To Go Quietly

Believe it or not, Galaxy S5 Lollipop update continues to make progress worldwide. Maybe you don’t hear it, you don’t see it in your area, but Samsung has come a long way since December. We expect the company to continue to make progress with its international launch in April, but there is a caveat here. Don’t expect this presentation to end anytime soon.

We’ve seen updates for a number of different Galaxy S5 models in many different countries, including the United States. That said, there are tons of Galaxy S5 models still running Android 4.4 KitKat in tons of different regions. And most of these devices probably won’t see their upgrades anytime soon.


Australian carriers Optus, Vodafone and Telstra haven’t even announced their plans to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop updates. They usually approve presentations a month or two in advance and keep quiet until now. Other carriers are in the same boat.

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We’ve said many times that this rollout will take months, maybe a whole year, to complete, and none of the problems Samsung has had with the update have helped.

US Cellular Galaxy S5 Lollipop Edition

US carriers aren’t making it easy for those trying to build expectations, but we’ll try anyway. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is currently available on Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and C Spire. We haven’t seen the remaining Galaxy S5 carriers announce anything specific, but with a very old US Galaxy S5 version in the past and a minor player like the C Spire in the mix, we can’t see the remaining carriers taking much longer.

We expect the US Cellular Galaxy S5 release to happen before the end of April. Anything beyond that would be extremely shocking. We haven’t seen any leaks, and the carrier remains silent about its plans, but it would be strange to see the carrier roll out its update three months after launch. It’s already late.

Don’t wait for US Cellular to announce details ahead of time. Just like Sprint’s update, just like Verizon’s update, just like T-Mobile’s update, expect the rollout to pop up.

AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop Edition

At least AT&T has confirmed a Galaxy S5 Lollipop update. Although the carrier has not specified a specific release date, it continues to confirm the Galaxy S5 Lollipop version on Twitter.


While the AT&T Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 3 Lollipop updates are rolling out, we should consider that AT&T is making progress on the Galaxy S5 Lollipop release. We’d be surprised if AT&T didn’t get it out by the end of April.

Smaller Carriers Approaching

Smaller carriers like MetroPCS and Cricket Wireless also owe Android 5.0 Lollipop to Galaxy S5 users. And now that a regional US carrier has received the C Spire update, we’re pretty sure these little carriers are making progress behind the scenes. We expect the remaining updates to be available within weeks. It would be sad to see a smaller carrier punch AT&T again, but at this speed anything is possible.

Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy S5 mini Lollipop Edition

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Lollipop update started rolling out in early March. It usually takes a few weeks for Samsung to get everything in order before we see a bigger push. Therefore, we expect the Galaxy S5 Active Lollipop update to start becoming more active in April and May. owner hit several different areas but still not close to completion.


While we’d expect AT&T to upgrade the regular Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop before rolling out the Galaxy S5 Active Lollipop update, everything is still up to the test, so anything could happen.

This Galaxy S5 mini Lollipop update rumored for Q2. We expect it to be released in Q2. The second quarter runs from April to June.

Galaxy S5 Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

Earlier this month, we saw a partial leak of the Samsung Galaxy Lollipop update roadmap. inbound roadmap SamMobilestated that Samsung has not yet started development on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Android 5.1 is the new Lollipop update from Google and it offers feature enhancements and a list of bug fixes for Android 5.0 Lollipop issues.

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Although this is the case, a user reddit He outlined Samsung’s potential plans for the Galaxy Android 5.1 Lollipop update. User information excerpts Compiled from a Samsung representative in Europe. We are not familiar with the source, but it seems armed with reliable information about the Galaxy S6 Active and Android 5.1 Lollipop.


It says Samsung could use Android 5.1 Lollipop to deliver a TouchWiz experience similar to the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S6. Galaxy S6 comes with less bloatware and also users uninstall Samsung apps to free up space. Samsung is known for bringing new features to older devices, and Android 5.1 could be the update that brings some Galaxy S6 features to older devices like the Galaxy S5.

Android 5.1 or not, we expect Samsung to bring at least some of the Galaxy S6 experience to the Galaxy S5. We see it bringing new features to old devices all the time, and the Galaxy S5 is the prime candidate.

Galaxy S5 Android 5.1 Lollipop Release Date

SamMobile We believe it when he says that Samsung hasn’t started working on the update because Samsung is stuck with their Android update plans. With that in mind, we expect the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, or whatever Samsung is using to introduce new features, to be far away. Months and months went by.

Source reddit It claims the weakening of TouchWiz will come to other devices “in the long run,” but doesn’t give any specific release details for specific devices. For us, in the long run, it means it may take some time for Samsung to roll out these features. After all, there’s a Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to sell.

Galaxy S5 Lollipop Problems

We expect the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop issues to persist. We’ve seen tons of complaints about the update, and we don’t expect AT&T or US Cellular users to be exempt from it. With or without the rigorous testing process, bugs and issues are always overlooked, and we expect more Galaxy S5 users to network with Android 5.0.


Those of you who prepped your device before the Android 5.0 Lollipop release date will reduce the chances of Galaxy S5 Lollipop issues, but you always run the risk of installing a major Android update like Android 5.0.

Bug Fix Updates

We expect Samsung and its carriers to release bug fix updates for Android 5.0 Lollipop issues. Samsung has released an update that brings back Silent Mode, and we expect carriers to make smaller updates in the future aimed at fixing Lollipop issues. When? This is hard to predict, although US carriers aren’t always the quickest in bugfix updates for Android devices.

a bright future

In addition to bug fixes and Galaxy S6 features, we expect the Galaxy S5 to get everything Google has prepared for its annual Android release. The Galaxy S5 isn’t even a year old, which means it still has tons of life ahead of it. We don’t expect support to end anytime soon. When the device turns two years old in April of next year, you can start to worry. Samsung usually keeps devices updated for 24 months.

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