Samsung Galaxy S5
A new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is seen on a display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona February 23, 2014. Samsung Electronics unveiled a new smart watch and fitness band along with the latest version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone on Monday, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist.Picture taken on February 23. Reuters/Albert Gea

Android 5.0 Lollipop update was released for SM-G900F model of Galaxy S5 in December 2014 for European regions like Poland, Spain and Russia. However, the update had remained unavailable for other users of Galaxy S5. Now, all the users of Galaxy S5 in the U.K. can upgrade their devices to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

According to SamMobile, the Android 5.0 Lollipop with build number LRX21T is now available for download in the U.K. The source reports that Samsung is currently internally testing its flagship devices with the most recent Android release -- the 5.0.2 Lollipop update with build number LRX22G. Samsung could have merged the 5.0 Lollipop with the latest 5.0.2 Lollipop update. However, doing so would have delayed the roll-out of the update even more. Hence, the South Korean tech giant has decided to first release the Android 5.0 Lollipop update and after a month or two, release the 5.0.2 Lollipop.

SamMobile states that the Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with an entirely new interface along with plenty of new features. This has compelled Samsung to rebuild all its proprietary apps like S Health, dialer, messaging and even the TouchWiz UI. IBTimes reports that the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S3 are also in line to receive the update in the U.K.

As far as U.S. audience is concerned, Samsung will be releasing Android 5.0.2 Lollipop as manual ROM for Galaxy S5 users, says Gospel Herald. Owners of Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S3 are slated to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop by next month. As of this writing, Samsung has not confirmed anything on it. Moreover, the rumour mill claims that the of the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge available through AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are also expected to receive the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop upgrade by skipping the 5.0 Lollipop update. The newer 5.0.1 update fixes all the bugs that arrived with 5.0 Lollipop that arrived in November 2014.

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