Samsung is setting themselves up to have the latest version of Android out and working by late 2014 or early 2015. While the company is still working to update their latest devices to Android 4.4.2, and Android 4.4.4 KitKat, that doesn’t mean Samsung has thrown in the towel on Lollipop – otherwise known as Android 5.0. In fact, their focus on ensuring all customers are up-to-date with the next most-recent Android operating system should be a measure of good faith to users and owners of the Galaxy S5.
One thing is for sure, as it stands right this second. Samsung has remained quiet regarding the future of the flagship device – and what operating systems will be coming to it. However, speculation has begun, and reliable speculation has led to many believe that by December, and January – late 2014 and early 2015 – Galaxy S5 owners should begin seeing Android 5.0 Lollipop roll out to their devices.
One of the major factors heading into this educated guess is the fact that as Google has released the update to the various companies who are then rolling out the update to their devices, the turnover time has been incredibly short. Specifically, January is being the month when most S5 users will be converted to Android 5.0. Right now, it would appear as though all of the major carriers here in the United States will receive the update first. However, a lot of speculation has Sprint at the front of the class in terms of being the first to adopt the update of the major carriers.
A lot of new features will be in play for those who update to Android 5.0 on the Galaxy S5, but that rollout process is going to take some serious time. While the companies are likely to begin rolling out the new operating system in December and January, with most users getting the update in January, many more will still have to wait beyond that. All parties involved, when it comes to updates, tend to work on a staggered basis to ensure that the devices and network are not flooded, or strained when a major update is in play – like it is with the Galaxy S5.
Bug fixes, a load of new features for the Galaxy S5 and even some early bug fixes to issues that were previously seen with the update for others that updated to the operating system. That being said, it won’t all be positive still. Just like Android 4.4 KitKat brought up issues for Galaxy S5 users when that transition happened, the same should be expected, initially, for this update.