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T-Mobile’s Galaxy S5 is getting its Lollipop update


Galaxy S5 handsets on T-Mobile are now receiving Samsung’s latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update, just two weeks after the software made its debut in the U.S. The 900MB release is packed with new features and improvements, including plenty of visual changes throughout TouchWiz.

While Samsung’s interface doesn’t allow users to enjoy Material Design as Google intended it, the South Korean company has at least used the guidelines to redesign some of its own apps. Users will notice a completely revamped Phone, Toolbox, Settings menu, Contacts list, and more.

The update also brings lock screen notifications, Smart Lock, multi-user profiles, and Lollipop’s new multitasking layout. There’s also a handy “mute” option built into the Quick Settings panel, which Google no longer provides in Lollipop by default.

As with all Lollipop upgrades, this one also delivers much-improved performance and battery life.

The release weighs in at 900MB, and it’s available to download over-the-air or through Samsung’s Kies application for Mac and PC. If you don’t see it right away, it should appear over the coming days, so keep an eye on the Software Update section inside the Settings app.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...