Samsung’s latest flagship phone just got even better on two of the biggest U.S. carriers. As SamMobile points out, both Verizon and T-Mobile released updates for the Galaxy S5 this week, fixing several issues and adding additional features to the Android device. On Verizon’s side, Caller Name ID, Message+ and Cloud have all received updates. Streaming music connectivity has also improved, the “Primary Contacts” label now reads “Emergency Contacts” when in Emergency Mode and Visual Voicemail will now work when the S-View flip cover is closed.
A full list of improvements follows below:
- Caller Name ID
- ‘Search’ icon has been removed within Memo when there is no memo
- Favorite ‘Contact’ information background is now more readable
- Visual Voicemail works when S-View flip cover is closed
- Connectivity has been improved when streaming music
- Stability has been improved for Samsung Gear Manager
- Text alert improvements for select factory installed car kits
- “Primary Contacts” label has been changed to “Emergency Contacts” when in Emergency Mode
- Power On password is no longer triggered when voice call is completed or after screen dims
- User selectable video application when uploading to YouTube
- Message+ now supports closed captioning
- Emergency Mode has been updated
- Contact Menu stability has been enhanced
- Easy Mode Settings now includes images
- ‘Downloaded Apps’ field added to searchable file types in My Files
- Web Search has been added to S Finder
The only new feature for T-Mobile customers is the activation of Voice over LTE for high quality calls on the LTE network. If you were “not on a previously released VoLTE software,” you will have to “manually request the update via Wi-Fi due the file size.” There were also unnamed network improvements.
For more information on the update to Samsung’s flagship device, head to the Verizon and T-Mobile update pages listed in the source links below.