Samsung confirms the Galaxy S4 will get Android 5.0 Lollipop

The Galaxy S4 will get sweeter. Image: Cult of Android

The Galaxy S4 will get sweeter. Image: Cult of Android

There’s no good reason why the Galaxy S4 wouldn’t have received an Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade — it’s perfectly capable of running it — but just in case you were worried that your handset might be left out of Samsung’s upgrade plans, the South Korean company has put your mind at ease.

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S4, one of its most successful Galaxy S smartphones to date, will indeed be updated to Lollipop, SamMobile reports. It’s thought that handsets powered by the company’s own Exynos chipset will be updated first, followed by those carrying a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

In addition to some pretty significant design changes, you can expect the Galaxy S4 to get some of the newer TouchWiz features found on the Galaxy S5, and updated versions of Samsung’s own apps. Here’s what a pre-release version of Lollipop looks like on the Galaxy S5:

It’s unlikely the Galaxy S4 will get all of those changes; some will be reserved for its latest flagships — but it’s still a fairly decent indicator of what you have to look forward to.

We don’t yet know when the Galaxy S4 is scheduled to get its Lollipop upgrade, but the software will almost certainly be brought to newer devices like the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S5 first. With that in mind, we’d expect to see something around the middle of next year.