We’ve received quite an avalanche of tips pointing us to a recent post on Android Authority advising that the Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 has begun rolling out here, but we’re sad to say it’s not here yet.
The article advises that ‘Marcus’ woke up yesterday to a notification to update his Galaxy S5 from Android 4.4.2 to Android 5.0 – a very welcome notification. What seems to have taken place is that Marcus is using a grey import Galaxy S5 in Australia. A quick look at the released firmware list for the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I on the SamMobile Firmware page shows that only the Taiwanese model has received the update with the Telstra, Vodafone, Optus and retail model still remaining on Android 4.4.2.
The Android 5.0 update for the Galaxy S5 is expected to begin rolling out soon – but it’s not coming yet. The software update pages for Optus, Telstra and Vodafone unfortunately don’t even show the Android 5.0 software received for testing as yet.
We’re very excited to see the Android 5.0 update for any phone beginning to rollout so if you do wake up to an alert please let us know. Oh, and if you know Marcus Locke then please let him know we’d love to confirm the origin of his phone.