Samsung brings Lollipop to Galaxy Tab S 10.5

Lollipop arrives on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S. Photo: Samsung

Lollipop arrives on Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, is finally getting the South Korean company’s latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware.

In addition to lots of visual changes and TouchWiz tweaks, the release brings a long list of new features and improvements.

The update is currently rolling out to Wi-Fi-only tablets in the U.S., Canada, and France, Android Police reports, and it’s available both over-the-air and via Samsung’s KIES applications for Mac and PC.

Just like Lollipop for Samsung’s smartphones, the Galaxy Tab version brings features like lock screen notifications, Smart Lock, and better multitasking — as well as significant improvements to performance and battery life.

Screenshot: David Tarling, Google+

Screenshot: David Tarling, Google+

The update isn’t yet being rolled out to the smaller Galaxy Tab S 8.4 yet, or to Galaxy Tab S 10.5 tablets with a data connection. But those shouldn’t have to wait too long for Lollipop now.