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Samsung Galaxy S5 update brings performance improvements

Luke Johnson


Samsung Galaxy S5

A new Samsung Galaxy S5 update has started to roll out, bringing a range of performance improvements to European handsets.

Having started to filter out to unlocked handsets across Europe today, July 23, the latest Samsung Galaxy S5 update brings a number of small, behind the scenes tweaks which the Korean manufacturer has claimed will offered an ‘improved performance’.

An over-the-air patch, the latest S5 update comes under the moniker of firmware version XXU1ANG2 and is based on the handset’s Android 4.4.2 KitKat foundations.

With Samsung yet to detail the exact nature of the proposed performance improvements, the two-stage update sees a 194MB update followed by a second, smaller, 1MB download.

If you’re yet to see the latest S5 update pop-up on your handset, worry not. These things often take a number of days to filter through to all compatible devices, while handsets tied to a specific network are likely to face a more sizeable wait.

The Galaxy S5 is Samsung’s latest flagship phone, pairing a 5.1-inch, 1080p Full HD display with a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM.

Although having disappointed many with its plastic build, the S5 features a handy waterproof coating and a heart rate sensor built directly into the phone’s rear.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy S6 release date

Via: AndroidCentral


July 24, 2014, 6:20 am

We need to be able to swipe notification bar in lock screen! I've gotten used to that feature with my HTC and it's great!


July 24, 2014, 9:47 am

Weird thing is samsung won't incorporate it's own octa chip for the American market. That's why haven't purchased any new phone since s4. Refuse to pay for more plastic and less processing power.


July 24, 2014, 2:36 pm

Well the Snapdragons are generally faster, so not really following the logic there.


July 24, 2014, 9:54 pm

Let's do some clarification. Octa chips are not lte compatible for the most part. Snapdragon is. And the 801 is a tad zippier.


July 25, 2014, 1:28 am

Have you tested a phone with the Exynons octa chip?


July 25, 2014, 7:59 pm

Just a good sequential tasker, just want the power to do it. Snapdragon just can't handle that the way I need.

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