Samsung Galaxy S5 to Receive Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 5.0 Lollipop has been roaming around the release date rumour mill for a while now, with only a handful of devices debuting the sought after software. Going against tradition, we saw most of Motorola’s devices installing Android 5.0 ahead of the usual frontiers, the Nexus devices.
Well news has arisen, courtesy of SamMobile, that the updated OS is soon to be released on the Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F). Initially to be released in Poland, Lollipop should start migrating its way across Europe and eventually reach us here in the UK. No news has come about regarding release dates for the newest Android OS in the United States, or for any of the S5 variants as yet. This is mainly because releases are all dependent on carrier certification and that can take some time to roll-out.
The new OS will bring features like a more fluid user interface with enhanced 3D effects, greater control over notifications, support for 64-bit hardware and increased battery life, plus a new ‘Ambient display’ feature, which sees a device wake from sleep when it is picked up, has recently been reported and leaked by a developer. Samsung have also swapped their trademark blue theme that it’s had since the Galaxy S2 and traded it for a cleaner white display.
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The whole operating system is much faster and cleaner in design than that of its predecessors. It also features improvements to already existing features such as better finger print recognition, thanks to a new driver; as well as a new and improved lockscreen that now supports notifications, tap&go, priority mode, Smart Lock, MirrorLink and more. All in all it should vastly improve the S5’s smartphone experience.
If you’re now interested in experiencing the Samsung Galaxy S5 for yourself you can pick up the handset from the following UK networks: