Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Owners Now Receiving Android 5.1.1
There good news for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners who are anxious to receive the latest build of Android. There's an over-the-air (OTA) update for Android 5.1.1, the newest build of Lollipop, currently being pushed out to Samsung's flagship handsets through T-Mobile in the U.S. While that doesn't help much if you're on Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T, we suspect that updates through the other major wireless carriers in the U.S. can't be all that far behind.
Android 5.1.1's been on the market for just a little shy of two months, though devices makers and wireless carriers have been a bit slow in adding their own bits and then pushing out qualified releases. Only a lucky few have been able to upgrade, including LG G Flex 2 owners and any Nexus devices that are still supported. Now we can add the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to the slowly growing list.
The newest Android build brings about a whole bunch of bug fixes, along with some performance improvements and a few new features. One of those is a simplified exposure control in the default camera camera app. There's also a wallpaper parallax effect and several UI tweaks, including the ability to remove the S Finder and Quick Connect buttons from notifications.
Even without the newest version of Android, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are excellent devices. We gave them our coveted Editor's Choice award when reviewing them, which they earned through a combination of excellent camera performance, sophisticated design, gorgeous display, and overall fast performance.