Android 5.0 Lollipop May Land on Samsung Galaxy S5 In December

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S5 and don't want to muck around with third party ROMs, hang tight, it looks like Google's latest and greatest version of Android is headed your way in the not-too-distant future. More specifically, Android 5.0 Lollipop (apologies to those of you who were hoping it would be called Lemon Meringue Pie) is said to drop on the Galaxy S5 in December.

That's according to SamMobile and its trusty unnamed sources. Unfortunately they weren't able to give a precise drop date, though as we hit the home stretch in October, you're looking at a 1-2 month wait, assuming the sources are providing accurate information.


Android 5.0 Lollipop is a major update that brings about a bevy of changes, including a new material design with more tangible interaction (content responds to your touch in an intuitive way). It also introduces a battery saver feature that Google claims can extend your device's run time by up to 90 minutes -- not bad for a simple software upgrade.

Google's latest version of Android comes at a time when KitKat is installed on nearly a quarter (24.5 percent) of all Android devices, according to the Android Developers Dashboard. The most popular version -- in terms of market share -- is Jelly Bean, which is found on over half (53.8 percent) of all Android gadgets.