The Samsung Galaxy S5 is the flagship phone from the Korean electronics company, and S5 users have been wondering when the update goes from KitKat (Android operating system 4.4) to Lollipop (the most recent Android update 5.0). It looks like the wide release of the Lollipop update in Europe has given rise to a rumor that it could be available with U.S. Carriers, sooner than later.
According to Gotta Be Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is spreading...across Europe. The report even says that it is available in Korea as well as Spain and Poland. Unfortunately, it has not reached U.S. carriers as yet, but the fact that it is hitting users in very specific regions in Europe is a positive sign that it will come to the United States very soon. Historically, U.S. carriers haven't been too far off the pace set by International models.
One of the last times that we talked about it, the best news we could give for the S5 Lollipop update was sometime in early 2015. Android updates, especially those that end in zero, tend to roll out slowly, and are not always available for older models of phones. In fact, certain Samsung Android phones have not even received an update from Android 4.4.2 to Android 4.4.4.
Fortunately, Gotta Be Mobile also reports a leak with Samsung's Finland's branch, saying that several Android 5.0 Lollipop updates are happening ahead of time including the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy S4, as well as the Galaxy S5 mini, Galaxy Alpha, and even the Galaxy Note 2.
This leads to the question of what U.S. Carrier will be receiving the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update first. Several weeks ago, Gotta Be Mobile reported that Sprint was planning a Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 release, and had confirmation with a User Agent Profile string that showed the update in testing. This UA Profile evidence has disappeared, but it is enough to know that the update is on its way.
We have talked before about the Lollipop update for other phones besides the S5, such as the HTC One M8, the One M7, the Moto G, and Nexus devices. When last we reported on the Galaxy S5, we advised to keep your eyes open for notifications of the OS update soon. If you are a Galaxy S5 users and want to do that, just open up your Settings Menu and check for System Updates.