Samsung Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop release date set for tomorrow
We’ve been seeing more and more signs of an imminent update to Android Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy S5. The primary Samsung flagship phone has already begun receiving the base 5.0 Lollipop update for U.S. Verizon subscribers. While the roll-out is relatively slow, we can confirm that some Verizon users have already received the highly anticipated firmware update. What about those that aren’t connected to Verizon, or are hoping for a more advanced version of Lollipop for their phones?
Well, good news. We’ve already spotted 5.0.1 versions for the Note 3 and the S5 earlier this week, but nothing was official up to this point. Samsung has now confirmed that a new update is coming to Sprint users starting tomorrow, the 5th of February. This is still Android Lollipop 5.0, but a newer version, most likely 5.0.1, will also hit U.S. users later during this month. The Sprint update indicates that more carriers will soon start releasing the new OTA to users globally, with European and Asian markets coming up next. The update, scheduled for tomorrow, will be coming in batches, as usually the case, so that means that only some users will get the prompt to update outright. Don’t fret however, it’s coming, and even if it takes a couple of days for you to be able to officially update your phone and kiss KitKat goodbye, the wait is well worth it.
Android Lollipop brings an entirely redesigned TouchWiz, one that looks a million times better than what we’ve seen in years from Samsung. The update also brings all the other perks and benefits that earlier receivers of the update (such as Nexus or Motorola phone owners) are already enjoying. Still, be prepared to deal with some bugs at first. The likeliness of tomorrow’s OTA being buggy is extremely high, something underlined by the fact that Samsung is already close to releasing a newer, 5.0.1 version of Android Lollipop. However, we’ll take what we can get for now.
Make sure to check your phone tomorrow for a software update prompt, and if you haven’t received one yet, hang on for a few more days. It’s coming, and this time it’s certain.