Samsung has made it a point to stay quiet about Android 5.0 Lollipop – HTC, Motorola and Sony have all revealed their plans for the next few months, but we haven’t heard a peep out of the biggest mobile provider.
It looks like this won’t be as bad as we expected, according to SamMobile, the Galaxy S5 will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop by December. This is on track with other announcements from other Android manufacturers, regarding their flagship.
Samsung is already testing the Galaxy S5 with 5.0 Lollipop. Like all updates, Samsung is adding a new version of TouchWiz to compliment the update. This will include Google’s new lock-screen notifications and Material Design UX.
It is interesting to see Samsung work on 5.0 Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 first, considering the Galaxy Note 4 looks to be the flagship for the second half of 2014. That, and the Galaxy S5 did not manage to hit sales expectations for Samsung.
The Galaxy S5 has become a rather low choice, compared to other flagship phones released this year. The HTC One M8, Moto X, iPhone 6, Sony Xperia Z3, OnePlus One, LG G3 and others get higher praise when it comes to best phones of 2014.
This has made it hard for Samsung to compete in the Android market space in the second half of 2014, leading them to announce the Galaxy Alpha and other devices – this is more to make up for the failure of the Galaxy S5, then to change the product ranges in any meaningful way.