The South Korean company hasn’t confirmed yet the list of smartphones which will be upgraded to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but sources revealed that one of the devices which is still running on version 5.0 will get the 5.1.1 update soon enough. We’re talking about the Galaxy S5 from the AT&T carrier, which started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update on October 22. Two days later, the US Variant of the P8 Lite smartphone started getting this update, as well.
According to the change log provided by AT&T, this update comes with Android for Work and improvements for the system, along with a fix for the Ultra Power Saver mode which works on phones that use On Device Encryption. The update can be downloaded using FOTA and the size of the file is between 610MB and 1GB, which means that you should connect to a WiFi network and to make sure that you have enough internal storage space.
Another Samsung flagship which will be upgraded to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is the Note 4 from the following carriers: Virgin, Fido, SaskTel, Rogers and Bell, then the flablet will get the Android 6.0 Marshmallow at the beginning of the next year.
Sony already upgraded the Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z3 Dual and Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones this summer and the update came with improvements for the notification menu, WiFi and Bluetooth.
The latest smartphone which has started to receive this update is the US variant of the Huawei P8 Lite, which was running on Android 4.4 KitKat until October 20. So, the owners of this device will need to manually download and install the update, because it’s not available as OTA, and before performing the upgrade, the users must back up the data on their smartphones to an SD card. Also, the microSD card must have at least 4GB of space, because the users will transfer from Android 4.4 KitKat to 5.1 Lollipop, then after the device reboots, the larger file which is the main build package, will be copied to the smartphone.
At last, after finishing the two processes, the users will flash the ROM and continue with the manual update.