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Yes, Android Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 is finally here. No, you can’t have it yet.

Published Dec 4th, 2014 9:05AM EST
Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update
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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.

FROM EARLIER: Video: This is what Android Lollipop looks like on the Galaxy S5

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.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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