A Samsung Galaxy Android 5.0 Lollipop release date has been rumored once again and it looks like the Galaxy S5 Lollipop release will be one of the first to arrive for Samsung’s stable of Galaxy smartphones and tablets.
While the attention of most Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet users is still on Android 4.4 KitKat and more specifically, Android 4.4.4 KitKat, there’s another update that’s starting to grab at their eyes and ears. That update is, of course, Android 5.0 Lollipop, the update formally known as Android L, and an update that’s coming to replace Android 4.4 KitKat in just a few short weeks.
Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop update release will be accompanied by two new Nexus devices including a Nexus 9 from HTC and a Nexus 6 from Motorola. Both devices will help usher in a new era for Google and its Android operating system. Google recently confirmed the update for a number of older devices as well including the Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Nexus 5, and Nexus 4. Other Android manufacturers have joined the fun as well and HTC, Motorola and Sony have all confirmed a slew of Lollipop updates for the future.
Samsung, the world’s largest Android manufacturer, remains silent about Android 5.0 Lollipop in the days after its official announcement leaving Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, and other Galaxy smartphone and tablet users in the dark. That said, we’ve seen some information trickle out over the last couple of weeks, information that’s put some broad strokes on the Android 5.0 canvas.
Several weeks ago, a rumor suggested that the Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update and Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update would arrive in November or December. The release window, if true, would come sooner than last year’s Android 4.4 KitKat release which did not start hitting Samsung’s Android devices until January.
This leak was followed by a Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop leak and what appeared to be a Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop tease from Samsung Mobile itself. Today, Samsung Galaxy Android 5.0 Lollipop information, unofficial information, continues to flow as the Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop release date has been rumored again.
According to SamMobile, Samsung is targeting December for a Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop release. A specific release date was not given though that doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Software release dates are dependent on internal testing and internal testing can often go bad forcing a delay. Samsung itself has encountered numerous delays in the past.
We should also note that Samsung pushes its Android updates out in stages which means that while some users might get the Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 update in December, most users will likely be waiting until 2015 to get their hands on what the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update has to offer.
These two have been the only Android 5.0 Lollipop updates rumored thus far though there’s a good chance Samsung will expand beyond the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S5 with its Android 5.0 Lollipop push. Android 4.4 KitKat represented just the first major Android update for both the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4. Both devices should be included in Samsung’s Android 5.0 plans.
Historically, Samsung’s kept devices updated for two years which means that phones like the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 are teetering on the edge. There’s a chance that both of those former flagships stay on Android 4.4 KitKat though nothing is confirmed.
Samsung typically does not confirm Android update releases until its ready so it could be several weeks or more before the company decides to spill the beans for Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet users. But when it does, expect the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 to be among the first Android 5.0 Lollipop updates to roll out.