The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop updates were released for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge via OTA (over-the-air). This release confirmed that the two devices are getting prepared to receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow once it will get released in October. Samsung’s network partners such as T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular have already updated the two devices (connected to one of the mentioned carriers) to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were released back in June 2015. These two devices were the first Samsung devices which received the latest version of the Android OS. The Android 5.1.1 came with bug fixes and performance enhancements, along with a new feature which allows the users to take photos in RAW format.
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop was released first by T-Mobile in June 2015, beating three big mobile carrier network Sprint, Verizon and AT&T. Sprint released the update in July 2015, using the build number G920VPU20F7 for the Galaxy S6 and G925PVPU2B057 for the Galaxy S6 Edge.
In concordance with Softpedia, Verizon released the new OS in August 2015, but it provided a few extras such as the home screen enhancements and support for Chinese Mandarin language. AT&T didn’t release any information regarding this update, but it is believed that this mobile carrier will release the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update soon enough.
Google advises the smartphone users to frequently check for software updates, as these come with bug fixes and improvements which will make their devices perform better.
In parallel, the upcoming Android 6.0 Marshmallow is expected by a lot of users, but unfortunately, most of them will still need to wait a few months, since the new Android OS will most likely be released this fall, along with the Nexus 5 (2015) device.
It has been confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it is not sure when this will happen.
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