Verizon is rolling out the Android Lollipop update to the Samsung Galaxy S 10.5, following in the footsteps of other wireless carriers that have released the update for the tablet earlier this month.
The update was first seen on Samsung's support website, which states that Android 5.0.2 Lollipop has started rolling out for device model number SM-T807V, which is the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. Verizon itself has not updated its own support site, but it shouldn't be long for Big Red to start releasing over-the-air updates to owners of the device.
The update, officially dubbed software version T807WRU1BOD2, will mostly bring the same features and improvements released to other Android Lollipop devices, such as the Material Design makeover, the new lock screen notifications and the native battery-saving mode.
Verizon's update comes following T-Mobile's move to release Android 5.0.2 Lollipop for the Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 a couple of days ago. AT&T also released Android 5.0.2 Lollipop last week. In March, Samsung started rolling out the Android Lollipop update for the tablet's Wi-Fi version.
As we've always recommended users upgrading to Android Lollipop, make sure that your device is charged up to at least 50 percent battery life. The update typically takes up 1 GB of disk space, so be sure your device has some storage for the new software. Download the update via Wi-Fi, since the size of it will likely incur huge costs if you download it over your provider's cellular network.
Samsung has been on a roll pushing the Android Lollipop update to its mid-range devices. Initially left to flagship devices, Android Lollipop is now seen on certain versions of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and the Galaxy Note PRO 12.2, Samsung's largest tablet aimed at competing with 11-inch and 13-inch convertible laptop/tablets.
Other devices that are seeing the sweet update to Android Lollipop include the Galaxy S5, last year's flagship smartphone, which received the update from Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. Owners of the Galaxy S5 in other countries, including Colombia, Croatia, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy and New Zealand also received the update for their smartphones.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S5 Mini, which is available in the U.S. only from AT&T and U.S. Cellular, is expected to receive the Android Lollipop update next month.
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