Samsung has officially begun rolling out its Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade for the Galaxy S4. Users in Russia will receive it first, and they will need 3GB of free storage space and fairly speedy Internet to get their hands on it.
While the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition has been running Lollipop for some time, this is the first time Samsung has graced a TouchWiz-powered variant with Android 5.0. The update weighs in at more than 1GB but requires 3GB of free space for installation, so if you’re itching to get your hands on it, you might want to clear some space before your update notification arrives.
Just like Lollipop on the Galaxy S5, this upgrade brings visual improvements and a whole host of changes for Samsung’s own apps, plus Lollipop features like Smart Lock, lock screen notifications, and better multitasking. You should also experience vast improvements to performance and battery life.
Samsung often starts its software upgrades in Russia or another European market before bringing them to other territories, so it’s not unusual to see this one appearing in just one country for now. The good news is, so long as no issues are found in this release, it should only be a few weeks before the rollout expands to other markets.