If you’re a Samsung smartphone owner then we’ve got some great news for you – a bunch of popular Samsung smartphones are soon going to be lucky enough to run the latest OS of Android, aka Lollipop. Yep, Samsung has started pushing Android 5.0 update for Galaxy S5 in Poland and South Korea and hopefully other countries will also receive it soon.
Apart from Galaxy S5 four more devices are being updated to the latest OS, namely Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 LTE, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 4. However, if you own one of these devices you may’ve to wait a little longer because updates for these devices are expected to be released sometime in early-2015.
These reports come from the Twitter handle of Vincent Se Young Lee, who’s a well-known tech industry correspondent in Seoul-based news giant Reuters. Although there’s no official word from Samsung till now about the update for these devices, still after Vincent’s announcement it’s confirmed that all devices mentioned above will get the latest firmware update.
It’s a well-known fact that Android 5.0 Lollipop is the biggest update of Android till now. It comes with a whole lot of design, performance and safety enhancements, which make it crucial for most devices. Although Samsung’s Lollipop updated will come with Touchwiz UI chopped over it, still the functionality enhancements of Android 5.0 will be available for sure. A few of the major features that’re part of the update include:
- Multi-user support
- Lock screen notifications
- Material design
- Updated recents screen
- Android Runtime (ART)
- Updated notifications bar
- Quick Settings
- Smart lock
- Improved battery stats
- Support for 64-bit processors
- And much more than that…
Needless to say that the update will be rolled out in multiple phases, which means you may not get the update too soon depending on your carrier and location. It’s also worth pointing out that instead of releasing the updates for all four devices simultaneously Samsung may decide to first release the updates for newer devices. Carriers also take sometime in testing updates on their own networks, so there are good chances that you may’ve to wait longer than expected. Of course, unlocked devices will be the first ones to get the update notification. When you get that notification, all you need to do is to tap it and follow the instructions that come on screen. And if you wish, you also have the option of checking for updates manually by navigating to Settings >> More >> Software updates >> Check for software updates. We’ll keep you updated as story develops.