After what seems to have been a long wait for many, Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5. This is the first time Samsung has been so quick in rolling out an Android update, just 31 days after Google released the final Lollipop code to AOSP. Also Read - Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro are really happening and Google just teased them
The update has begun showing up on Samsung Galaxy S5 devices in Poland, and will reportedly be shortly available to other European countries as well. The model which is currently getting the Lollipop update is SM-G900F. There is however no word on when the Indian octa-core SM-G900H model will get the update. Also Read - Nord 2 5G explosion fiasco: OnePlus releases statement following investigation
Sammobile, who first reported on this roll out, had also got their hands on a Samsung Galaxy S5 running on Android 5.0 Lollipop earlier and have uploaded a video and screenshots, giving us a sneak peek into all the changes that the Galaxy S5 experiences with Lollipop running on it. Also Read - Best battery smartphones under Rs 15,000: Redmi Note 10T, Realme Narzo 30 and more
The handset has a better touch response (because of Android Run Time) and some new quick features that make the most obvious changes. It has new toolbox feature, a pop-up on the screen with quick access to five of the most used tools on your device. You can manually select what five apps you want on the toolbar.
Samsung has updated the TouchWiz skin and system apps with Material Design guidelines. It is a much anticipated upgrade, as the company was previously using the old Holo design guidelines. From the images, it looks Samsung has picked Lollipop’s card-based actionable notifications, but has seemingly ignored the shadows and several other major graphical features of the Lollipop. Furthermore, Samsung has also built in a handy clipboard tool which keeps a history of your screenshots and copied text.
Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) users should be soon receiving the Lollipop update on their phones. Alternatively, you can also head over to Settings > System > About Device > Software update > Update.