The Samsung Galaxy S5 for T-Mobile is now updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop, two weeks after the first Samsung updates hit the U.S. Many T-Mobile Galaxy S5 users have reported that the new Google software is hitting their handsets as of Wednesday.
Verizon kicked off U.S. Galaxy S5 updates, sending out the new Google software to its model in early February. Sprint began updating its Galaxy S5 model soon after. Prior to that, Galaxy S5 models in several Asian and European countries including Poland, Russia, Malaysia, Spain and the U.K. received the update.
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T-Mobile has sent out the Android 5.0 update over the air, meaning it should reach the Galaxy S5 handsets wirelessly. Users should be prompted to update their devices automatically once the software hits, but they can also access Settings > More > About Device > Software Update to see if an update is available. Users can also install the update manually using Samsung’s Kies software. All T-Mobile Galaxy S5 handsets should receive the update over several days.
The system build or exact system version is called G900TUVU1DOB1, which includes all of the latest Android 5.0 features, such as Google’s Material design interface, on/off toggles, notifications on the onscreen, enhancements to Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, floating action buttons and many more features. The update takes up about 900MB of memory on T-Mobile Galaxy S5 handsets.
While AT&T has yet to update it Galaxy S5 models to Android 5.0. Users on the network, as well as on Verizon and Sprint, can still have the new software installed on their devices at a Samsung Experience kiosk at various Best Buy locations. Updating through this method has the added bonus of getting Android 5.0 without carrier bloatware. It seems, however, that T-Mobile Galaxy S5 owners cannot take advantage of this offer.