For the past 3 days, we’ve been receiving a lot of emails from Samsung Galaxy S5 owners especially who recently updated their phones to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Among the most common are issues about the WiFi that keeps disconnecting / reconnecting and faster battery drain. While these problems seem unrelated, they actually are and they can be fixed by a simple procedure, which I also included in this post.
This post is a continuation of our popular running series that deals with problems, errors and glitches of Galaxy S5. We’ve already addressed more than 300 problems/questions, so if you have issues with your phone, feel free to visit our Galaxy S5 Troubleshooting page and try the solutions or troubleshooting procedures we provided to our readers.
The wait is finally over: Android Lollipop is now seeding to select Samsung Galaxy S5 handsets, meaning a global rollout is now underway. News of the update comes via Sam Mobile, which reports the following: “This is the first time the Korean giant has delivered a major Android software upgrade in such a short period of time, only 31 days – Google dropped final Lollipop code to AOSP on November 4th. Currently, the new software upgrade is only available in Poland, however, it should start appearing in other European countries shortly.”
Still –– the verdict on Samsung's new build of TouchWiz (viaSamMobile) is bloody excellent:
"With Android 5.0 Lollipop, TouchWiz has never looked so good, and that is all thanks to Google and what it calls Material Design. Instead of doing its own thing, all Samsung did is take the default design elements on Lollipop and mix them with its existing UI… Sure, you still have the ugly app icons, or the poorly implemented UIs of apps like Samsung’s S Planner, but you also have apps like the phone dialer, messaging, and gallery, or things like the notifications shade and the recent apps menu that look quite good."
As of January 13, the wait is finally over for UK Galaxy S5 owners too, as the company is now pushing the Android Lollipop update to handsets. Galaxy S5 owners will need to use either the Samsung Kies software or Samsung’s FOTA (Firmware-Over-The-Air) service. To update your device via Kies, connect your device to your computer and use Samsung Kies 3. If you don’t like wires and stuff, you can use the FOTA method.