The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 has been officially announced and is now rolling out for the device.
It's finally here. After months of waiting and frustration on the part of AT&T customers, the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 has arrived just days before the release of its successors, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
Samsung is feverishly preparing to release its latest and greatest new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on April 10. The response to the phones so far has been positive, and Samsung and its affiliated carriers are expecting record sales for the smartphones, which will run the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out of the box.
The new flagships' predecessor, the Galaxy S5, received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update on all the major carriers in the U.S. prior to AT&T releasing it.
Now, the wait for AT&T customers is finally over, and Galaxy S5 owners on the network can finally rejoice that they are receiving the update. AT&T has officially announced the update with an update summary as follows: "AT&T released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) on April 8, 2015. The update is available to customers to download via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA). Wi-Fi is required for the update and the file size is 1.4 GB."
Customers can access the support page, which has more details on the update, including highlights of Android 5.0 Lollipop, instructions for Galaxy S5 owners who prefer to initiate the update themselves rather than wait for the over the air rollout to push through to them and highlights of recent previous OS update rollouts and improvements.