Sprint has just released the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5. It's a big update, literally, and will reduce internal storage by close to 1 GB after installation.

Android fans have been patiently waiting to get the sweet taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop and all of its new features on existing smartphones. Several smartphone manufacturers have already committed to releasing the update and many have begun sending the update out OTA (over the air) to current flagship handsets or are in the process of preparing to release Lollipop in the near future.

We just reported that Samsung has started the upgrade for the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 in Russia, signaling a potential imminent release for its U.S. variants of both devices. Samsung and Verizon have already started showing U.S. Galaxy S5 owners some Lollipop love by officially sending out an OTA (over the air) update to the Galaxy S5.

If you own a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 and have been waiting for your Lollipop update, your time has finally come. Samsung has posted the news on its U.S. support site and has provided instructions on how to check the software on your Sprint Galaxy S5 and install the update.

Check the Software on Your Device:

1.    From the Home screen, touch Apps. 

2.    Touch Settings.

3.    Touch About Device. 

4.    The Build number and Baseband version displays the software version G900PVPU1AOA6 on your device.

Check for Updates:

1.    From the Home screen, touch Apps. 

2.    Touch Settings. 

3.    Touch System Update.

4.    Touch Update Now.

To successfully install Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5, you will need to have 3 GB of internal storage free. The update clocks in at 898.44 MB and after installation, available storage space will be reduced by close to 1 GB.

We're still waiting for AT&T and T-Mobile to both release Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 and once they do, we'll report back to you.

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