The AT&T Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is finally rolling out to users bringing new features, enhancements and more to the former flagship smartphone.
In December, Samsung started rolling out the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update. As expected the update brought many of the big changes Google made to its Android operating system including Material Design. In the weeks since, Samsung’s big time upgrade has landed for numerous Galaxy S5 models in the international community and here in the United States.
Earlier this year, Verizon became the first carrier to push out a Galaxy S5 Lollipop update. It was soon followed by Sprint, T-Mobile, and C Spire Wireless. This month, U.S. Cellular finally got its Galaxy S5 Lollipop update out and today, it’s AT&T’s turn.
After a bit of a wait, the AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is finally rolling out to its users. The roll out comes several weeks after AT&T first confirmed the Galaxy S5 Lollipop release and it comes a day after AT&T started rolling out its version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Lollipop update, the first Galaxy S4 Lollipop update in the United States.
AT&T’s Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is massive, checking in at 1.4GB in size. A Wi-Fi connection is required to download and install the Galaxy S5 Lollipop and the process could take upwards of 30 minutes, depending on the speed of the connection. AT&T Galaxy S5 users will also need a substantial amount of free space available in order to get the update moving.
The carrier is known for rolling its updates out slowly though we’ve seen the update land for several AT&T Galaxy S5 models already, a sign that the carrier is moving fast with its latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Users interested in making the move from Android 4.4 KitKat will want to keep an eye out for the prompt.
It appears that the AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop update won’t be the only Lollipop update that AT&T rolls out in the near future. The company has also seemingly confirmed an AT&T Galaxy Note Edge Lollipop update today. The carrier confirmed the update on Twitter and owners of the Galaxy Note Edge will want to keep an eye out for their version of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
In the past few weeks, AT&T has been on an absolute tear. The carrier has recently issued Lollipop upgrades for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy S4 and it looks like it will add two more to the pile today. That’s a big comeback for a carrier that seemed to fall behind in the early goings of the US Android 5.0 Lollipop roll out. Many of its rivals still have a long way to go.
With an AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop update now pushing out, it means that there are just a few more Galaxy S5 Lollipop upgrades left in the United States. MetroPCS and Cricket Wireless still haven’t announced Galaxy S5 Lollipop release dates and they may not. US carriers often hold back specific dates until the start of the roll outs themselves.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update continues to make substantial progress in the international community. In April alone, we’ve seen it roll out to SM-G900M users in Mexico, in in Brazil, in Argentina, and in Uruguay. We’ve also seen the Galaxy S5M-G900F Lollipop update land for devices in places like the United Kingdom (O2) and Austria.
Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Lollipop update will continue to make moves in the month of April. Recently, Canadian carrier Rogers confirmed plans to roll out its Galaxy S5 Active Lollipop update in April and that means that it could now roll out at any time. Owners of Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Active models on Android 4.4 KitKat will want to keep their eyes peeled for their own updates.