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Verizon restarts Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout for Galaxy S5

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Verizon customers with a Galaxy S5 are finally getting Lollipop again, almost two months after the update began its rollout and was subsequently pulled. In addition to visual improvements, the update brings numerous new features.

It’s still unclear why Verizon pulled the Galaxy S5’s original Lollipop update, but the latest sports a new build number (G900VVRU1BOA4), and contains some extra features — including the Download Booster that was absent from the last release.

This is on top of all of the other changes you can expect from Lollipop, like lock screen notifications, Smart Lock, and an improved TouchWiz with design changes throughout. The release also improves performance and battery life, thanks to the ART runtime.

This particular update is reaching Verizon customers who didn’t get a chance to download the initial Lollipop release, SamMobile reports. Those already running Lollipop on their Galaxy S5 will be made to wait for it, then, but should get it at some point given that it includes extra features and improvements.

If your Galaxy S5 is still rocking KitKat, then, you can expect an update notification soon. You can search for the release manually from within the Software Update section in the Settings app, but bear in mind the software could take a while to reach all users.


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