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Samsung wants US carriers to speed up their Android Lollipop update rollouts

You often wonder why it takes so long for an Android update to roll out, even though Google’s made the iteration official months back. This can be a complicated thing to explain, but more often than not, the culprit is the OEM; customizing the Android skin along with its proprietary features is what makes companies take so long to deliver updates to you, the end users. Of course, a lot of testing is involved as well, which again takes a lot of time and acts as a bottleneck in pushing updates. At times though, such as in the US market, network carriers have specific variations of a particular model which means there’s even more time to be vested in order to make the update go live.

Samsung has already been rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its Galaxy S5 in certain regions in Europe, but the update is yet to show up in the US market. According to reports, however, a Samsung rep has conceded that the company is pushing US carriers to make the Lollipop update official soon. And, this is not only for the Galaxy S5, but also the Note 4, Note Edge and some of its older models, including the Galaxy S4 and the Note 3. While we can’t confirm a timeline as of now, it wouldn’t be wrong on your part to expect a Lollipop update soon, given you have any one of the above mentioned phones.

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beyedup
beyedup

Verizon is one of those U.S. carriers which needs a boot up their ass to get updates out! They milk out the firmware updates worse than any one else. They are the reason that these updates should come directly from the phone manufacturer instead of the carrier. By the time it’s all said and done your “new” update will be almost one year old and already outdated. That being said and currently running a Samsung GS4, I might end up leaving Sammy for HTC this round with the release of the new One M9 near. I saw the new look… Read more »

fuqnhustla
fuqnhustla

Any body know if Verizon sch-1545 is getting the lollipop update?

assadzair
assadzair

is what S4 GT-i9500 in Algeria will be updated ????

assadzair
assadzair

est ce que S4 GT-I9500 en algerie sera mis a jour????

k_m_Kh
k_m_Kh

salam . ma raftim note 4 910C gereftim goftim akharin mahsule sami hast bara update zoodtar miad vasash . alan dare baraye hame gooshiha mizane ella note 4 … jaryan chieh ???

MorrisBringer
MorrisBringer

What the heck is taking so long? I have a Galaxy s5 active and it still has Android 4.4.2 and it will not let me update any further.

ManLak
ManLak

Im waiting for lollipop.
G900V

behar
behar

if I can installing lollipop for SM-G900F to my galaxy SM-G900T?

Phoenix2
Phoenix2

Nope. Two completely different models

fard113
fard113

SM-G900 H !!!????????????

yazan81
yazan81

hi guyz please please im waiting lollipop for galaxy s4 GT-I9500 and Note3 SM-N9000

alastairgreen_Nexus
alastairgreen_Nexus

There is a leaked one for SM-N900 in XDA

arch421
arch421

Me too for GT-I9500

dilzyr
dilzyr

We need a Note 3 N9005 for lollipop update….

HideSystem
HideSystem

G900FQ ?

bontabela
bontabela

Happy New Year to everyone! I think Samsung should also urge European carriers as well to roll out Kitkat updates too. They announced the 4.4.4 update for Samsung Galaxy S3 back in September 2014 and it’s still nowhere around, it was rolled out for a very few countries only. Dear Samsung, this is a pretty lousy job. You should pay attention to all your customers, not just to those who have the latest device models.A little more modesty, please.

fuzzi99
fuzzi99

the S3 only got KitKat for the Korean Exynos version as the international one apparently couldn’t run it with 1GB of ram and the snapdragon us variant apparently the processor was not good enough for sammy’s kitkat touchwiz

javad28
javad28

hi.when releasing android 5 for galey s5 g900h ?????
sory samsung this divise cpu{g900h}for you but dont work to realeas android 5 ?????
it was the last phone purchased of your company with a processor that dont supports it.
you bada some thing you do..
for example the phone is the best??
sorry for the big company attaches great value to its customers not only to think of his incom

superg05
superg05

so the updates are already with our carriers they have it now there the hold up

fard113
fard113

HI SAMSUNG IM A USER SM-G900H YOU MAKE SM-G900H FOR WHAT ? SAMSUNG PLZ RELASE ANDROID 5.0 OR 5.1 FOR MY DIVICE (SM-G900H) I NEED TO THIS ROM PLZ RELASE THIS ROM FOR ALL USER SM-G900H WE WENT REPUTATION FRONT OTHER COMPANY PLZ HELP WE . UNDERSTAND ? IF DONT RELASE ANDROID 5.0 FOR WE . WE TO COMPLAIN OF YOU FOR GIVE BACK WE MONEY . UNDERSTAND SAMSUNG ????????????????? WE WAITING FOR 2 WEEK UNTIL HEAR THIS SITE FOR START RELASEING ANDROID 5.0 OR 5.1 FOR SM-G900H. UNDERSTAND SAMSUNG ????? PLZ SHARE THIS TEXT ALL OVER THE WORLD UNTIL… Read more »

alastairgreen_Nexus
alastairgreen_Nexus

shut up and just wait because if they released it fast it will be buggy and unstable so one big word for you, WAIT just like me because when i’ve tested the leaked 5.0 on the SM-N9005 its okay for daily driver but NFC is not functional.

fard113
fard113

Samsung khar kosde nmikhai update koni sm-g900h ????? Man madare in company samsungo gaydam havale kos Koskesh madar ghahve HI SAMSUNG IM A USER SM-G900H YOU MAKE SM-G900H FOR WHAT ? SAMSUNG PLZ RELASE ANDROID 5.0 OR 5.1 FOR MY DIVICE (SM-G900H) I NEED TO THIS ROM PLZ RELASE THIS ROM FOR ALL USER SM-G900H WE WENT REPUTATION FRONT OTHER COMPANY PLZ HELP WE . UNDERSTAND ? IF DONT RELASE ANDROID 5.0 FOR WE . WE TO COMPLAIN OF YOU FOR GIVE BACK WE MONEY . UNDERSTAND SAMSUNG ????????????????? WE WAITING FOR 2 WEEK UNTIL HEAR THIS SITE FOR START… Read more »

bewar11
bewar11

khar kose nanashon engar nemikhan update bedan vase SM-G900H Exyno engar in model sakhte samsung nist khar kose nanashon

Phoenix2
Phoenix2

Stop it. You’re embarrassing yourself.

Of course the G900H is going to get Lollipop.

Sammobile isn’t Samsung. You can’t demand them to release firmware.

They don’t care whether you’re waiting two weeks, and to be honest we don’t care either. Just stop it and wait, because it’ll come.

alastairgreen_Nexus
alastairgreen_Nexus

yeah right

Bashrahil
Bashrahil

Hahahaha… You can do better as a standup comedist! 😀 :p

mmpm
mmpm

please please please for g900hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.samsung dont Importance for g900hhh

MoradSM
MoradSM

When update Galaxy s5 G900H ?????

pbm5362
pbm5362

I think Samsung also needs to tell the carriers to quit messing with or disabling their features that we pay good money for in favor of their own useless bloatware.

RichardDav3
RichardDav3

Yes! I hate Verizon.

superg05
superg05

that’s what i don’t get about at&t and Verizon they removed download booster but the way it boost downloads is to use wifi and lte together thus taking strain off their network and uses less of there data so it’s win for them and the consumers but they disabled it?

RichardDav3
RichardDav3

Verizon needs to be quick with the SCH-I545 Galaxy S4 Lollipop update! They better not pull some malarkey like they have done with previous updated. If they do, they will lose some business!

RichardDav3
RichardDav3

*Updates, not updated.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

I’m so happy i don’t live in the States. It’s actually sad how slow they get updates and how carriers are so integrated into the phone.

RichardDav3
RichardDav3

Indeed. I must say, the US is behind technologically.

Phoenix2
Phoenix2

The US is technologically behind? NZ only got it’s first 4G in late 2013…. not even LTE either…

MastaCow
MastaCow

Yeah, and all the countries that think they are “technology” ahead of the US smell like open sewage.

leanvillasin
leanvillasin

gt-i9300

fuzzi99
fuzzi99

the I9300 has been EOL for almost a year and will not officially get anything higher than 4.3

androidloverbe
androidloverbe

Why do they care ? the world is bigger then the yankees you know ….

Phoenix2
Phoenix2

IF you think about it America’s a HUGE market for overseas OEMs like Samsung. No doubt a large proportion of Samsung’s demographic is American. Too bad the carriers have an active say into what goes into the firmware, to the point where a completely new device is needed just to be carrier-specific. Compare the Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint models of any flagship and there are always going to be differences between the four. US carriers are notorious for adding in their own (apparently mostly useless) apps and even disabling some stock firmware features, eg. I think the Verizon S5… Read more »

CLEMENT_150
CLEMENT_150

WHEN I WILL RECEVIED LOLLIPOP FOR S5 DUOS G900FD PLS PLS SAY