The Galaxy S5 is the first Samsung device to be updated to the latest version of Android.
Android 5.0 has seen the fastest uptake in the history of the OS, with many manufacturers having promised their users the update within a very short time of its official release by Google. Samsung, the largest Android manufacturer by a fair margin, is making sure it isn’t left behind and has started updating the Galaxy S5 to Lollipop, barely a month after Google published its final source code.
We’ve already seen what Lollipop on the Galaxy S5 looks like, and according to SamMobile, the official update isn’t noticeably different. That’s not to say it doesn’t come with a lot of features – there’s the all new Material Design look mixed with Samsung’s infamous TouchWiz skin, new animations, lockscreen and heads-up notifications, improved performance and battery life, priority mode, and a plethora of other new stuff.
Samsung has also built in a few enhancements of its own, including a new clipboard tool that keeps track of all copied text and screenshots, the newer fingerprint interface from the Galaxy Note 4, and also developed many of its proprietary apps from scratch. The update is currently rolling out in Poland over-the-air and via Samsung’s Kies application, and is expected to make its way to other markets in the coming weeks.