Samsung’s previous flagship, the Galaxy S5 will begin receiving Lollipop on the 1st of June, at least those handsets with Telstra branded firmware.
The latest entry on the Telstra Crowd Support forum has listed the software update from Android 4.4.2 to Android 5.0 is due to be approved on the 25th of May, with deployment to begin on the 1st of June. That said – it’s not approved just yet, but it’s looking likely.
The next question on everyones lips is “What about my XXXXX branded Galaxy S5?” Well, the news isn’t as fantastic, with the most recent software update status from Vodafone listing the status of the Lollipop update as ‘Testing in progress’, while Optus’ latest update doesn’t even list a software package in testing.
Outright, unlocked handsets aren’t looking any better, with a quick look at the firmware listings on Sammobile showing no updates for the handset beyond Android 4.4.2 – though this will change when Telstra releases their firmware obviously:
We’ve approached Optus, Vodafone and Samsung for updates on the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update and will update with any new information that comes to hand. We’re also watching Telstra to see if the current May 25th software approval date is confirmed.