Galaxy S5 update to Android 5.0 is available in more European countries, including the UK


Galaxy S5 update to Android 5.0

Galaxy S5 update to Android 5.0 expands to more European countries, including the UK.

Samsung Electronics hasn’t started the new year in full throttle as most of us would have probably expected (no major smartphone or tablet announcements at CES2015 in comparison to CES2014), the OEM is focusing on deploying Android 5.0 Lollipop to its 2014 flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, and highly likely, to the rest of its mid and high-end series devices such as the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy S5 Mini, Galaxy K Zoom, etc.

Started late last year in Poland and continued early in 2015 in Russia, Romania and in Asia (Malaysia), Samsung is slowly reaching out to most european countries, including Spain and the UK as of this week, with its Android 5.0 roll out program.

This week Galaxy S5 SM-G900F receives Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade in the United Kingdom and possibly in countries like Germany, France and Italy as well (however we can only confirm the UK right now). Maybe our readers or country network operators can confirm for us all soon enough the roll out.

Moving to Android 5.0 is a major step forward for Galaxy S5 owners, as it brings new Material Design look and visual effects, a much more optimized TouchWiz UX, and consistent changes to the Dialer, Messaging, Calculator, Clock, and other apps UI. This update will also add new lock screen and notification features, as well as bug fixes and improvements to the overall performance of the smartphone.

After a successful installation your handheld should be running on firmware build LRX21T – G900FXXU1BOA3. Let us know in the comments down below if you already got it in your region and tell us how it runs. If not, you can download the UK firmware zip file from SamMobile and install it manually. Good luck!