A new Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is rolling out to owners today and the update brings back a feature that was taken away with the initial Galaxy S5 Lollipop release.
In December, Samsung started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Galaxy S5. The update was Samsung’s first Android 5.0 Lollipop update and as expected, it delivered a number of big time changes including Material Design, enhancements and bug fixes. It also, as Galaxy S5 users soon found out, took away silent mode that allowed users to mute the smartphone. It’s a problem that Nexus users have been complaining about as well.
Several days ago, Samsung rolled out a Galaxy Note Edge Android 5.0 Lollipop update. That update, like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update, brought huge upgrades to Samsung’s curved Galaxy Note 4 variant. It also brought back silent mode to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, a sign that Samsung could bring it back for other devices as well.
Today, Samsung has started bringing back silent mode to the Galaxy S5. The company is currently rolling out a brand new Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the flagship smartphone though the update is limited to one model in Europe.
According to several reports, the new Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is rolling out to owners of the SM-G900F unlocked variant in the United Kingdom but not for Galaxy S5 users in other parts of Europe just yet. Those who own this version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 should be able to download the update by heading into the device’s settings.
It’s not clear where the new Galaxy S5 Lollipop update will head next though we suppose that it will continue to roll out to devices that have received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the weeks since the initial release in December. Samsung’s Android roll outs are extremely unpredictable and random so it’s impossible to say where it will land next.
In the United States, Samsung’s delivered Android 5.0 Lollipop to three major variants including the Verizon Galaxy S5, Sprint Galaxy S5 and T-Mobile Galaxy S5. It’s not clear if this new Android 5.0 Lollipop update will reach these three variants or if the two remaining updates for AT&T and U.S. Cellular will bake this fix in. In the meantime, those who wish to bring back Silent Mode ahead of the OTA have the ability to do so.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update’s made a great deal of progress in the weeks since its initial release though there is still a whole lot of work to be done. The Galaxy S5 Lollipop has landed for several international models though it remains missing on many others.
At least one Galaxy S5 Lollipop release is imminent. Several days ago, French carrier SFR announced plans to push the update out before the end of the month. Specifically, the carrier said that it would roll the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update out in late February. This is great news for SFR Galaxy S5 users and it’s great news for other Galaxy S5 users in Europe.
Most carriers remain silent, even the ones that typically aren’t silent, but we have seen at least one important Galaxy S5 Lollipop release emerge in recent days. Canadian carrier Rogers claims that it will start pushing the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update out in February or March. This also means is that we could see a widespread Canadian Galaxy S5 Lollipop push in March because Canadian carriers usually push their updates out at the same time.
AT&T Galaxy S5 and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S5 Lollipop release dates remain out of reach and owners should expect them confirm anything in the build up to the roll out. U.S. carriers almost never reveal release dates ahead of time.