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Monday, May 12, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T receives software update


Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T
AT&T is rolling out an OTA (over-the-air) software update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) on its network. Unfortunately all the update brings is two of AT&T's own apps, Lookout and Yellow Pages Mobile. The update also adds Samsung's Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock to the device.

Samsung Galaxy S5 for AT&T receives software updateThe Samsung Galaxy flagships are notoriously known for being clogged with unnecessary apps that the user has no option but to live with. While Samsung has worked hard to optimise the storage space on the Galaxy S5, its 16GB users are still left with roughly 10GB of space for their own files and app. While the Android OS and Google's apps take up a big portion of the used storage, it is mostly Samsung's own bloatware that takes up most of the used space.

While AT&T has not revealed if the update brings any other improvements, several XDA users that already got the update report that it seemingly fixed an existing issue with the Recent Apps button. Additionally, some claim that the update made the interface of Samsung's flagship a tad smoother and less laggy.

Additionally it looks like the update is mandatory, as it will be automatically be installed to your device even if you manage to postpone it a few times. While updates are always expected to bring bug fixes and performance improvements, its unlikely that users will be excited about installing a bloatware-centric firmware update. Leave us a comment and let us know what you think


source - AT&T | XDA
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