The Galaxy S4 for AT&T got Lollipop yesterday, but what about the Galaxy S5, which is a whole year newer? Well, it's only lagging a day behind. AT&T reps on Twitter were calming irate GS5 owners by promising an update today, and it appears to be the truth.
The update to Android 5.0 is hefty at 1.4GB. You will need to be on WiFi to download it, but at the end of this process you'll enjoy an updated design, revamped notifications, and more. Most of AT&T's updates for popular phones go out in waves, so you might not be able to manually trigger the update yourself, but it's worth a try.
AT&T posts changelog
AT&T has updated its website with details on the update. Here's the changelog, just for the sake of completeness. It's mostly a rundown of general Lollipop changes.
- Android 5.0 Lollipop Highlights
- Songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one Android device can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.
- New User Interface look and feel, more fluid motions
- Priority mode to only allow certain notifications to get through
- Battery saving features and remaining time left to charge or deplete indicators
- Smart Lock to secure phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car
- Most frequently used settings available with just two swipes down from the top screen
- Details at: http://www.android.com/versions/lollipop-5-0/
- Brian Murphy,
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