The Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for Samsung smartphones have been coming fast and furious since our last roundup. Here's a look at all the progress that has been made in updating Samsung smartphones to the latest operating system.
Galaxy S6/S6 Edge: Samsung released its latest and greatest smartphones internationally on April 10, and both the Galaxy S6 and its dual sided curved display sibling the S6 Edge came with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. Samsung hasn't wasted any time, however, in releasing the newest version of the OS, Android 5.1.1. as a T-Mobile user recently reported in an online forum, posting a video to prove it. The update includes a guest mode so that another user can use the same device. Apparently the release of the update seems extremely limited so far, but S6 and S6 Edge owners have it to look forward to.
Galaxy S5: Samsung has reached something of a milestone recently in the U.S., with all 5 major carriers-Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular- now having released the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 on their networks. Internationally, Italy, Croatia, Ireland, New Zealand, Indonesia, Columbia, and other territories have just recently received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update along with plenty of others who already received the rollout prior. Most Australian Galaxy S5 users, however, have yet to see the update hit their devices.
Galaxy S4: As we recently reported, Verizon just joined AT&T in releasing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to owners of the Galaxy S4 on its network. The other three major carriers, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, have given no word on an update anytime soon. Meanwhile, more international regions such as Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, India and Russia joined the Lollipop club recently, while other regions, including Australia, are still waiting.
Galaxy S5 Mini: While an Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been confirmed for the Galaxy S5 Mini, it has not been released yet in any region, although Samsung France did confirm a release for the current quarter, which runs from now through June.
Galaxy S5 Active: The Galaxy S5 Active recently received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update on the AT&T network, where it remains an exclusive variant. Canadian carrier Rogers announced the update was coming soon to the phone on its network, then backtracked and removed the listing, leaving the status of their update something of a mystery.
Galaxy S4 Mini: While the Galaxy S4 Mini has been confirmed for an Android 5.0 Lollipop update, it has not yet been released in any territory
Galaxy S4 Active: The Galaxy S4 Active recently received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update on the AT&T network, where it remains an exclusive variant in the U.S.
Galaxy Alpha: AT&T also just recently released the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy Alpha, which it carries exclusively in the U.S. The update was also just released to South Korean owners of the smartphone, with more regions to come.
As always, we'll continue to bring you the latest breaking news on the Android 5.0 Lollipop update releases for all Samsung devices. Meanwhile, have you received the update on your Samsung device, or are you still waiting in the wings? Let us know in the comment section below.