Verizon has become the first major mobile carrier in the country to release Android 5.0 Lollipop for Galaxy S5. Just now Big Red announced that the update is rolling out today to its Galaxy S5 users. It was expected that the roll out will begin in the U.S. in early 2015, Galaxy S5 has already received Lollipop in various markets around the world, and now its North America’s turn.
Given that Verizon has already started to roll out the update it may only be a matter of time before other carriers follow suit. We should expect to see the likes of AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile roll out Lollipop for their Galaxy S5 users in the very near future.
All of the new features that we have seen in Android 5.0 Lollipop are included in the update for Verizon Galaxy S5. Material Design-inspired touches have also been made to the TouchWiz skin that Samsung slaps on top of its updates.
Verizon was surprisingly fast this time around in getting the update to its users. There is no word as yet when the update will be released for devices like the Galaxy Note 4, Note 3, Galaxy S4 and other compatible devices.
The roll out has just begun so if the update hasn’t landed on your device yet it should in due time. A quick look at Twitter suggests that many Verizon Galaxy S5 users have already received the update and they have already started downloading it.