The Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS upgrade which started rolling out to the high-end Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone in South Korea late in 2014, later reaching Poland, has now expanded to Russia and Malaysia.

This update is applicable only to users of Samsung Galaxy S5 via the over-the-air (OTA) mechanism.

Samsung Galaxy S5 users in Russia can look out for Android 5.0 build number G900FDXU1BNL3, and those in Malaysia for build number G900FDXXU1BNL9.

Android 5.0 OS update for Galaxy S5 key features:

  • Material Design UI.
  • New Lockscreen notification control.
  • Smart lock.
  • MirrorLink.
  • Fingerprint lock screen.
  • Coloured status bar.
  • New themes.

How to install Google's Android 5.0 firmware update:

If you have received notifications for the new firmware update on your smartphone, navigate to Settings > System > About Device > Software Update > Update

Android 5.0 is not yet available in the US and UK, which normally face delays in the update seeding process as the software is supplied to smartphone owners via mobile carriers who will will put it through testing before rollout.