Verizon deploys Android 5.0 Lollipop update to Samsung Galaxy S5

Many users have been awaiting patiently for Android Lollipop to arrive on their devices. In the past, the two biggest culprits to preventing quick Android updates have been Samsung, and Verizon. Well, today I’m here to surprise you, as the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 will be the first US variant of the device to get Lollipop, and also among the first of the flagship devices to be getting the update on a wide-scale release in the US. Below are all the features this update will bring:

Material Design – Android Lollipop brings the all-new material design offering fluid animations, vivid colored themes, and 3-D views for a more pleasurable experience
Basic Interaction – Bolder color and more fluid animation; The on/off toggle button style updated based on material design
Lock Screen – The shortcuts for both Phone and Camera are provided for convenience; Material design-inspired notifications; Ability to set priority and privacy for notifications on lock screen; Provide music control as a card to utilize the real estate of the lock screen UI; Brighter look and feel, bold colors, fluid animation inspired by material design.
TouchWiz – Floating action buttons provide easy access to the app’s most important features, such as adding a new contact or favorite, or composing a text message
Floating Action Button – Floating action buttons provide easy access to the app’s most important features, such as adding a new contact or favorite, or composing a text message.
Interruptions – Interruptions give you more advanced options to control your sound settings; Priority notifications such as events and reminders, phone calls, and messages can be set up to sound or vibrate while all other notifications are muted; Set downtime for specific days and times to control notification sounds automatically
Recents – Easy access to your Chrome tabs right from the Recent apps page; Multi-window icons for ease-of-use during multi-tasking

If you’d like to see the full release, go to the link below.

Source: Verizon Wireless

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