It’s here! Finally the Android 5.0 Lollipop update has arrived on the Samsung Galaxy S5. Owners in Europe, Poland to be exact, are reporting the update arriving on their SM-G900F Galaxy S5 handsets.
Samsung hasn’t officially confirmed the rollout but trusted blog SamMobile has all the latest details of the rollout. Samsung has layered its TouchWiz UI over the top of the latest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop. That means there is no sign of the Material Design stock look and moreover it’ll look quite similar to how it did when running Android 4.4 KitKat.
The new features though including a brand new lock screen with notifications support, heads-up notifications, Smart Lock, MirrorLink, tap & go and priority mode.
Samsung specific features include a new clipboard tool that keeps a history of all your screenshots and copied text.
The fingerprint lock screen first seen on the Galaxy Note 4 has now also been transferred over to the Galaxy S5 and an update to the fingerprint driver means it has much better fingerprint recognition as well.
The Android Lollipop rollout is the first to be delivered in such a short period of time – this time it’s only 31 days when usually the company takes a few months.
There is no official confirmation when the rest of the world will see the update. SamMobile suggests Samsung may begin rolling the update out to other European countries shortly.
US users are likely to have to wait a little while longer due to carrier certification which usually slows down the updates a little bit more.
Check out our review of Android Lollipop here.
Update: Now It Has Hit South Korea
The update has now made its way to Samsung’s home country of South Korea. Previous precedent suggests the update will hit the US next but it’ll likely take between three and four weeks to make the jump.
Considering Samsung has taken the Android Lollipop update up a gear than previous releases, we are likely to see the update rolling out sooner than it has historically.
We’ll keep our eyes peeled for any more news on the Android Lollipop update. Be sure to check out our round-up of all the latest update news here.