Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is ready to receive the Android 5.1.1 update. The phones that are connected to carriers such as AT&T, US Cellular, Verizon and Sprint will get the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop over-the-air (OTA) update and we remind you that T-Mobile already started rolling out this update.
It seems that more and more Galaxy S5 owners requested the developers to release this new update for their devices and this is finally happening. Since the update will be released over-the-air, and depending on the carrier you are connected to, you will receive the update sooner or later.
When you will see a prompt for the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop upgrade, you will need to follow the instructions to complete the installation process. We suggest you to have your device connected to a Wi-Fi network, so that you will not waste any mobile data when you download the Android 5.1.1 update on your Galaxy S5 device. At the same time, you should make sure that there is enough space on your device, or else you will not be able to complete the installation of the update.
In concordance with BGR, the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop comes with many improvements and features. The update brings some improvements in the user interface, along with some new notification options, device sharing options and syncing updates. At the same time, it contains many security patches. The new update also fixes the StageFright security issue that was found a few weeks ago and which allowed hackers to gain control of the hacked devices.
Here is a list of the Samsung devices that are currently running on the new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update: Samsung Galaxy Mega 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Samsung Galaxy Core Prime, Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy J1 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. These devices are also expected to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update after it will be released.