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Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge coming as early as next month

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Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge coming as early as next month
According to Canadian carrier Rogers, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge should get their Android 5.1 Lollipop update as early as next month. The carrier's official website mentions June as the estimated release date for the update, although the website also says that the dates are subject to change. 

Over this past month, we've heard that Samsung is already working on updating its latest flagships to Android 5.1 Lollipop, with the new OS implementation rumored to feature a new Guest Mode feature, as well as the ability to snap RAW photos. 

This is the first time we're hearing about a potential release date for the update, and since we can think of no reason why Rogers should get any priority in updating the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to the latest Android version, this should be a good estimate for a lot of other carriers across the globe as well.

While Android 5.1 Lollipop is not a major update over 5.0 Lollipop, Google seems to have solved many of the bugs that got introduced with the original version of Lollipop.

Guest Mode is a feature that stock Android 5.0 has had since day one, but Samsung decided not include it in the Lollipop versions that the S6 and the S6 edge currently use. RAW photo capture is also baked in the stock version of 5.0 Lollipop. Some were disappointed that the Galaxy S6 series lacked this feature, especially since the MWC 2015 demo units came this must-have feature for mobile photography enthuziasts. Once more, Android 5.1 seems to be the OS version for things that didn't go just right the first time around.

Many customers will certainly appreciate it if Samsung also optimizes the battery life of its two flagships, although this could well turn out to be just wishful thinking.


source: Rogers via Mobilesyrup

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posted on 12 May 2015, 21:25 1

1. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


A newer version but NOT the newest one. ROFL

Newer, nastier bugs guaranteed though.

posted on 12 May 2015, 21:49 1

3. ohplease (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 12 May 2015)


AFAIK 5.1 is much less buggier than 5.0

posted on 12 May 2015, 21:40

2. md227a (Posts: 144; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


Here is to hoping AT&T get this out in a timely manner.

posted on 12 May 2015, 21:51

4. Andrewtst (Posts: 631; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Please add in Shutter speed control under Pro mode.

posted on 13 May 2015, 00:43

5. SemiFinal (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jul 2014)


I hope it comes to the S5 soon

posted on 13 May 2015, 01:11

6. Life_Engineer (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Selling people fish in the sea...

posted on 13 May 2015, 05:09

8. irfankhann1 (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Dear all friends
have u any information of releasing date of galaxy s6edge green color

posted on 13 May 2015, 08:21

9. tokuzumi (Posts: 961; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


This is proof that Samsung can provide timely updates. There's no excuse now Samsung. Too bad the other devices (note 4, note 3, S4, S5, etc) won't get another update until the Dec-Jan timeframe. The next phone to get an "update" will be the Note 5.

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