The Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop release continues to make progress in the United States though it remains missing for two key devices including the AT&T Galaxy S5.
Last year, Samsung started rolling out its first major Galaxy S5 Android update. That update is the Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update, one that brings a host of new features to Samsung’s former flagship smartphone. Since then, the company’s made solid progress with its roll out including here in the United States where it’s available several well known variants.
The Verizon and Sprint Galaxy S5 Lollipop updates were first in line in the United States. They were followed closely behind by the T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Lollipop update. Since then, we’ve seen AT&T tell its customers that it’s working on the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update but neither it nor U.S. Cellular have released concrete release details.
These two major carriers have now been beaten to the punch by a smaller regional U.S. carrier. C Spire has confirmed plans to roll out its Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update starting today. The carrier’s website says that the update will start pushing today though it will take up to five days for the software to reach all of its Galaxy S5 users.
C Spire doesn’t list an extensive change log for the Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 upgrade though it’s expected to mirror the updates that have pushed out for Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and an assortment of other international carriers not called AT&T.
@HardcoreFitz We are rigorously testing this update to avoid any bugs and create a smooth transition for all. Thank you for your patience.
— AT&T (@ATT) March 10, 2015
AT&T continues to converse with Galaxy S5 users on Twitter, users who are extremely curious about the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update. The carrier claims that it’s currently in the testing process. AT&T refuses to confirm a concrete release date but the fact that it’s now talking about the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is a good sign for users. Especially when you consider the problems that the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is having.
Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Galaxy S5 users have been complaining about a number of Android 5.0 Lollipop problems. While AT&T’s “rigorous” testing doesn’t mean that the update will be bug-free, the extra time could prove to be beneficial for one of the United States’ largest Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop updates. Things could be a lot worse.
According to SamMobile, Samsung has halted two of its Galaxy Android 5.0 Lollipop roll outs. Samsung Norway has apparently stopped pushing out its Galaxy S5 Lollipop update and its Galaxy S4 Lollipop update due to issues on board. The bugs have impacted the performance of the two devices and it appears that Samsung’s gone back to the drawing board in an effort to fix these Lollipop problems.
While the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update has made its way to the United States, US Galaxy S4 users are still waiting for their upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop. US carriers haven’t announced any Galaxy S4 Lollipop release details and it’s not clear if any of them have plans to push an update out to the two year old former flagship.
Samsung’s Lollipop roll outs are extremely unpredictable and random which means that owners of these international variants will likely be sitting around in the dark until Samsung decides to push the software out. March has already been busy for Samsung and its various Android 5.0 Lollipop roll outs and we expect to see more movement soon.
In addition to the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 roll outs, Samsung’s also pushing out updates to the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy Note Edge.