Samsung has surprised some Galaxy S5 owners by already rolling out the first official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the handset (build version LRX21T), SamMobile reports. But the download is that the new software only available to a very limited number of users in one region so far.
As the publication notes, Samsung has released its first Lollipop only 31 days after Google released the final Android 5.0 build, a record for the company when it comes to Android update releases for its flagship devices. Samsung did tease Lollipop updates for some of its top handsets, with SamMobile already demoing Android 5.0 pre-release versions for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 4.
The official Galaxy S5 update is only available for the SM-G906F version of the handset at this time, and only to users in Poland, Samsung should roll it out to other European countries in the near future.
It’s not clear at this time when U.S. versions of the Galaxy S5 will get their official Lollipop builds, although it’s likely that Galaxy S5 units sold through carriers (both in the U.S. and in international markets) will be updated much later than unlocked units.
To get LRX21T installed on your SM-G906F, you can either wait for Samsung to roll it out over-the-air (OTA), or install it manually by following the instructions available at the source link, where you can also access a large collection of Android 5.0 screenshots taken on the Galaxy S5 and a video showing a final preview version of Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy S5.