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Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA hitting Samsung Galaxy S5 in Australia now

Folks in Australia are beginning to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update for their Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones. Look for better fingerprint scanning, among other improvements.

Published onFebruary 1, 2015

Android Lollipop with Google logo

One of our lucky readers in Australia woke up this morning to a little surprise from Samsung, Android 5.0 Lollipop has landed on his Galaxy S5.

We’ve seen the latest version of Android roll out to the same device in other markets around the globe. Starting in Poland it moved across Europe, but it is now time for the land down under to have their turn. Please keep in mind that we can’t be sure if this is a full roll out for all Galaxy S5 users in Australia, but where there is one, there is sure to be more.

If you have not been reading along the included upgrades to the Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 5.0 Lollipop, you have a few improvements and changes to look forward to. Aside from the new version of Android, with all of its Material Design visuals, and a handful of new Android Lollipop features, look for a change in your lock screen, borrowed from the Note 4.

In addition, Samsung has updated the driver for the fingerprint sensor in your S5, the result, as confirmed by our reader, is drastically improved performance when scanning your fingerprint.

Any other Australians out there seeing Android 5.0 Lollipop for their Samsung Galaxy S5 this morning?

Thanks to Marcus for the tip.