Samsung Galaxy S5 said to get Lollipop as early as December


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Samsung was caught teasing Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 earlier in the week suggesting the company was well underway on the big update for the big phablet. But what about the smaller, yet older brother released early in the year? According to SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy S5 won’t take long to find its bag of candy, as well.

Purported sources suggest the Samsung Galaxy S5’s Lollipop update is expected to begin rolling out this December, a very welcome timeline considering most companies are playing it safe by estimating early 2015. That Samsung hasn’t come out and said anything about their plans to beat everyone to the punch suggests they don’t have total faith in their ability to reach that deadline, though we sure won’t reprimand them from trying.

Recent leaks have already given us an early look at how Samsung would be fusing both TouchWiz and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Doesn’t look quite as clean as stock, but it does seem to be a very nice change of pace over TouchWiz’s current drags. Let’s hope to hear something in a more official capacity before too long.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Touchwiz no thank you.

    1. My thoughts exactly

      1. Install any other launcher (doesn’t require root), including Google’s own launcher. Doesn’t totally get rid of it but if rooted you can disable most everything related.

        1. Or you could just flash an AOSP rom…

  2. Not too shabby at all

  3. In my opinion, None of the OEM should be late for updating there devices to LOLLIPOP. Google released a preview 4 months ago and apps material design guideline. They should have started developing their system apps like the SMS, Gallery, Dial and get it ready. ASAP Google release the final Lollipop they should start developing their Skin ROM and release it us within two months max.

    I own an unlocked HTC One m8, and very happy with the speed of updating

    1. Clearly you don’t understand everything that is involved to get those updates pushed out. Many more aspects cause the delay than just updating the system apps and giving them a new design and developing a skin.

  4. I’ve had enough touchwiz this year with the Note 3. That’s why I’m opting for the Nexus 6.

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