Feb 02 AT 2:13 PM Evan Selleck 2 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon now receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop update

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The Samsung Galaxy S 4 in Russia may have already got a taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop recently, but for Verizon subscribers with a Galaxy S5 at their disposal, the latest version of Android is now headed your way.

Verizon Wireless has confirmed that it has begun an over the air update for Android 5.0 Lollipop to its branded variant of the Galaxy S5. The software build number is LRX21T.G900VVRUBNLC. As is par for the course with the Lollipop update, the Galaxy S5 will begin rocking Google’s new Material Design look along with new features like a new Recent Apps menu, interactive lock screen notifications and more. There are new TouchWiz apps with a “brighter look and feel,” too.

With Verizon Wireless pushing the Android 5.0 update to its Galaxy S5, it wouldn’t be an unreasonable expectation to see the other carriers doing the same soon. Are you still waiting for Android 5.0?

MATERIAL DESIGN

Android Lollipop brings the all-new material design offering fluid animations, vivid colored- themes, and 3-D views for a more pleasurable experience
BASIC INTERACTION

Bolder color and more fluid animations
The on/off toggle button style updated based on material design
LOCK SCREEN

The shortcuts for both Phone and Camera are provided for convenience
Material design-inspired notifications
Ability to set priority and privacy for notifications on lock screen
Provide music control as a card to utilize the real estate of the lock screen UI
TOUCHWIZ

Brighter look and feel, bold colors, fluid animation inspired by material design.
FLOATING ACTION BUTTON

Floating action buttons provide easy access to the app’s most important features, such as adding a new contact or favorite, or composing a text message.
INTERRUPTIONS

Interruptions give you more advanced options to control your sound settings
Priority notifications such as events and reminders, phone calls, and messages can be set up to sound or vibrate while all other notifications are muted.
Set downtime for specific days and times to control notification sounds automatically
RECENTS

Easy access to your Chrome tabs right from the Recent apps page
Multi-window icons for ease-of-use during multi-tasking

Source: Verizon Wireless

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  • Eli Gaffke

    I got mine, it didn’t push through I requested it. It took awhile, they must have been flooded, because after part 1 it wouldn’t connect me to get part 2. So far it has been pretty good.

    This has to be the fastest Verizon has gotten their updates out. Bodes well.

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