It's time to take a new look at the progress being made by Samsung and its affiliated carriers in releasing the latest Android operating system update to its Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Alpha, S5 Mini, S5 Active and S5 Sport.
Galaxy S5: The big news on the Galaxy S5 front is no news from AT&T. All of the other major U.S. carriers — Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, have released the update to their users, but AT&T is still MIA. The company announced via its Twitter account that it was working on the update, but that was over a month ago. Meanwhile, the company has released Lollipop updates for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and older devices like the Galaxy Note 3 and HTC One M7, with no Galaxy S5 update in sight.
Galaxy S4: While the Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update continues to roll out to users in other regions, none of the U.S. or Canadian carriers have released the update or even confirmed it as imminent. Meanwhile, S5 users in various regions of Europe and Asia have been receiving the update, with recent additions to the mix including owners of the international variants in Taiwan, India, Greece and France.
Galaxy S3: As we have reported earlier, it is expected that the Galaxy S3 will not be receiving an Android 5.0 Lollipop update. With the impending release of Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the age of the S3 makes it a low priority for Samsung.
Galaxy S5 Mini, Galaxy S5 Active, Galaxy S5 Sport, Galaxy Alpha: As we recently reported, Samsung's regional arms in the Nordic area of Europe recently confirmed that several Galaxy variants, including the Galaxy Alpha and S5 Mini, will join the Galaxy S5 Active in receiving an Android 5.0 Lollipop update at some point, with no time frame indicated. The Galaxy S5 Sport, Sprint's exclusive variant, was just treated to the update, which is now officially rolling out.
We'll continue to bring you all the latest breaking news as far as the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for all Samsung smartphones and will be covering the progress on the update for the Galaxy Note phablet series. Have you received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for your Samsung Galaxy smartphone yet, or are you still waiting? Let us know in the comments below.