Samsung has some of the most popular flagship Android-based smartphones on the planet, which means a lot of people out there in the wild are using a Galaxy S5, just patiently waiting to get the next big version of Android on their daily drivers. According to a new report that has recently cropped up, that wait might not have to be for long.
SamMobile published an article on Friday, October 24, that points to December for the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to begin rolling out to Galaxy S5 units. While the publication was provided the month, specific details were not shared by the unnamed source. The original report also notes that while the Lollipop rollout for the Galaxy S5 should begin in December, it could be up to a full month before updates start to hit units in some regions.
It would certainly be exciting for Galaxy S5 owners to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update so soon after its public launch on devices like the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player (and, presumably, the Nexus 6), this window is pretty gaping. For those in the United States, where carriers have to go through lengthy testing stages before they’ll release an update to devices under their umbrella, it could be significantly longer before the official update finds its way to those devices.
In early October, a video was published that showcased what Android 5.0 Lollipop will allegedly look like on a Galaxy S5, showcasing the new features like interactive lock screen notifications and more. More recently, though, Samsung teased Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 4 with a simple image of the new flagship device accompanied by so many lollipops.
Do you own a Galaxy S5, and are you looking forward to the Android 5.0 Lollipop update?