It looks like Android 5.0 Lollipop will be finally rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4 devices after weeks of wait, as a French website has revealed the alleged update schedule.
Test build of Google's new software is available online for Samsung devices and SamMobile reported that Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA (Over-The-Air) has been seeded to the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) in Poland but it is yet to make a global release.
However, latest report by French carrier SFR (via Tech Times) has claimed that Android 5.0 Lollipop update will be rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy S5 in December and to the Galaxy Note 4 in January, 2015.
Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop is running on several devices, including the Nexus series, HTC One series, Motorola devices like Moto X, Moto G and Moto E, and several other Google Play Edition devices. Samsung devices like Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 4 will also get the firmware but it may take some time before it is made available globally.
Interestingly, the test build of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Sprint bound Samsung Galaxy S5 was recently leaked to XDA developers community by one named Garwynn, who claimed that he had "tested calls, SMS and other functions." However, it came with a disclaimer to update "at their own risk" as it was not an official roll out.
But going by reports that have been doing the rounds of late, Samsung Electronics seems to be working hard to bring the software to its products, and it may happen soon – latest by January. The new software has come to the Galaxy S5 users in Poland, hinting that its arrival to the rest of the world is not far off.