Samsung’s last year flagship, Galaxy S5 international variant (SM-G900H) is now getting a software update in India and some other countries. The OTA update is a large one (at just over 388 MB in size) with build date July 28 and is still based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Apparently it is one of those “Bug-fix and Performance improvement” updates such devices often get to iron out firmware issues.
There is no cosmetic or otherwise change we have noticed so far except a newly installed app called “Smart Manager”. It appeared after the update completed and phone rebooted. Smart Manager is actually a new System maintenance app from Samsung. From interface and functions it looks similar to the famous “Clean master” app. And after going through options it became clear that “cleaning function” of Smart Manager is indeed powered by Clean Master. Besides the security module of Smart Manager is partly powered by McAfee security. Here is a brief overview of Smart Manger functions –
Battery function takes you to the “Settings – General – Battery” menu.
Storage function consist of the “Settings – General –Storage” menu plus options to delete “Unnecessary files” and user data. This option is powered by Clean Master.
It is a RAM cleaning function which closes the running apps and processes. There are two tabs under RAM function – Background Apps and Manage Apps. By using these functions you can end the running apps or uninstall/disable un-necessary apps.
Using this function you can scan the phone for malware or any other security threat (and then remove it if found). Besides you can also install My Knox app to “create a secure and isolated space on the device where you can do your work” as Samsung puts it.
Besides a one-click “Clean All” function button is also there for a quick performance boost.
How to update?
If you have a Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H, unlocked Indian/International variant) then check for the System software update via “Settings – General – About device – Software updates – Update now”. Phone will check and download the update if available. Alternatively you can also use Samsung Kies (PC software) to update the phone via computer.