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Galaxy S5 update delivers camera, fingerprint scanner improvements

First update for Samsung's latest flagship arrives in the UK
Mon May 12 2014, 15:47

SAMSUNG HAS STARTED rolling out the first update for the Galaxy S5, which delivers improvements to the handset's camera and fingerprint scanner.

News of the update was reported by Sammobile, which said the Android 4.4.2 Kitkat firmware upgrade is now rolling out to some Samsung Galaxy S5 handsets in the UK. If it's not yet showing, as it isn't on our Galaxy S5, and you can't wait to get your hands the update, it can be installed manually.

Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 4.4 Kitkat in gold

The update is the first to hit the Galaxy S5 since its worldwide release on 11 April, and while it's unable to address the hardware complaints that many have had, it does bring with it a number of software tweaks.

Sammobile reported that, with the update installed, the camera application is much quicker to open, as is the accompanying Gallery application. While we noted that the Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner was impressively accurate during our review, moreso than that on the iPhone 5S, the update also is said to improve the sensor's accuracy even more.

The report added that general performance of the smartphone seems improved following the installation of the update, and also noted that better RAM management is also included.

Full details of the update are to be revealed, and we have asked Samsung for further information. It has yet to respond.

News of the update comes just after it was revealed that Samsung shifted 10 million Galaxy S5 handsets in 25 days, beating the record set by last year's Galaxy S4. µ


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