Great news, Galaxy S5 owners: You may not have to wait that much longer to get Android 5.0 Lollipop on your favorite phone. SamMobile’s sources indicate that Lollipop will start rolling out to the Galaxy S5 sometime in December, which hopefully means you should get it on your own device before the year is over.
Android 5.0 Lollipop, which Google officially unveiled earlier this month, is notable primarily for the inclusion of Material Design, a new design interface that is notable for its flatter icons and its physics-based animations that will give both Android apps and the platform itself a smoother and more consistent user experience. Google has also added a new lock screen for Lollipop that comes with notifications that won’t force you to open up an app to take action on them, as well as support for 64-bit hardware and battery-saving features that stem from the company’s work in Project Volta.
SamMobile says that Samsung is making some adjustments to its TouchWiz overlay to make it fit in better with Material Design so hopefully this means there won’t be too much of a jarring difference between what you’ll get on the Galaxy S5 with TouchWiz and a Galaxy S5 with stock Android.