The Galaxy S5 users may not be happy to realize that the new update (Android 5.1 Lollipop) isn’t to be installed in their handsets. There are no specific details on whether Samsung has a future plan of installing the Android 5.1 Lollipop on the Galaxy S5 handsets. Galaxy S5 users will be forced to settle with Android 5.0 update of or use the custom ROM.

Samsung users have been making numerous inquiries regarding when the new updates will hit their handsets. Fortunately, Galaxy S5 users are should be thrilled that Android 5.0 update will be rolling on their handsets soon. The update is to solve to solve bugs and other problems in the Android Kitkat.

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The Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 is based on the build no. G900VVRU1BOC4. The update offers improvements to the S5 handsets. Some of those improvements include:

  • TouchWiz enhancements
  • Download Booster
  • Material Design UI
  • Smart Lock
  • Enhanced lock screen notification control
  • Quick setting toggles
  • Intelligent Notification rankings
  • Device sharing

The Galaxy S5 users can check the Android update manually. To do this, Go to Settings, to ‘About Phone’ and then to System update menu.

The Android 5.0 update is to solve the problems below in the Android Kitkat:

  • Poor Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Android KitKat battery bug
  • OTA update error message
  • Flashlight bug
  • Lagging and crashing
  • Video playback
  • Random reboots
  • GPS signal problem
  • Overheating

According to SamMobile, Sammy is not working on Android 5.1 update for any of its handsets including the Galaxy Note 4. That disappointed the Galaxy users who had expected the latest update to be installed in their devices for an excellent performance. The Galaxy Note 4 is to retain the Android 5.0.1 and Android 5.0.2 updates at the foreseeable future. However, Samsung users should wait for an official announcement from Samsung.

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There are several ways to locate your model number:

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On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
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Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool