Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S 4. In Russia, that is. The country is the first to receive the Lollipop update on the standard Galaxy S 4, though the Google Play edition of the device has had the update for some time now. The update weighs in at a whopping 1050MB, making it over 1GB in size. It’s also noted that at least 3GB of free storage is required to download and install the update, so make sure your phone has some space before updating.
It’s a pleasant surprise to see the update rolling out to the Galaxy S 4 already, and it shows that Samsung is committed to supporting older devices. U.S. customers are still waiting for Lollipop on the Galaxy S5, though the device has begun to receive it in other countries, indicating that a U.S. release is likely coming soon. U.S.-based Galaxy S 4 customers might have to wait a little longer, though, as the Galaxy S5 will probably be updated first.