Android 5.1.1 Lollipop hits the Int'l Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, but doesn't fix the RAM issue

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop hits the Int'l Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, but doesn't fix the RAM issue
With a slew of devices now receiving the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update, the International versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are also getting some attention. French blog Planet Galaxy first noticed the Lollipop update hitting France earlier on today for the International Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F), and the corresponding S6 edge (SM-G925F) is also reaping the benefits of the latest software updates. 

There are plenty of benefits to enjoy, too. There's nothing particularly major, but there are a number of small tweaks and amendments, including a feature that lets you adjust camera exposure from within the viewfinder. Unfortunately, one of the more persistent problems with the Galaxy S6 continues to linger. The RAM-related issue has not been squished with this update, making a swift ascent to 80% of its maximum capacity once you start using the device, according to SamMobile. 

The update is around 623 MB in size, with SamMobile indicating its availability through Kies. There hasn't, as yet, been a sighting of an official OTA, but it seems like such a roll-out will occur imminently. 

Let us know if your International Galaxy S6 / S6 edge has gotten its update by leaving us a comment below. If you're still waiting, you can keep checking for updates by heading to Settings -> About device -> Software updates -> Check Now.

source: Planet Galaxy via SamMobile (1), (2)

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  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
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47 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

No RAM is a no-go for SAM!(sung)

4. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I have been using it for weeks now 5.0.2 and now 5.1.1 , i dont see any RAM issue, 5.1.1 is even smoother.Yes its more agressive , but at least its keeping device without lags after longer period of time.Plus there is superb procesor that takes care of reloading apps fast.

10. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

a few second loading between app switching when the M9 had no loading at all between app open. So sorry dont be a fanboy and admit it. This is probably the worst multitasking i ever saw on any mobile device ( S6 and S6 edge ) Such a beast should not do this its should keep at least a few app in memory and reload them instantly. Damn even iphone do better than thats!

20. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Oh look, the HTC guy is back again. We are waiting to know how many m9 you sold this week, and while you're at it, tell us again about all the S6 units people are returning to your magical store.

30. Shocky unregistered

It's a non-issue, not that bothered if they fix it or not.

40. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

I have to agree. I have the S6 Edge before the release date. Recently got the update to 5.1 and all it did was screw over the phone. Ever since the update I had the phone black out and now the battery drains 3 times faster than before even on standby. To top it all off when charging wirelessly takes 3 times longer to charge now. I'm selling this phone and will either get the S6 mini, Blackberry Edge or something else.. This is a joke for a 900 dollar phone..

2. NateAdam8

Posts: 436; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Problems with RAM... It's all in the Wiz, TouchWiz that is.

3. Hashed unregistered

Do custom ROMs solve the issue? I'm using an international Galaxy S5 and still on 4.2.2

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

(Most certainly) your phone doesn't have it. If you want to upgrade custom rom can be a good option.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Depends on the rom, I get custom roms daily that loose lte ability. While the same rom on another phone works just fine. So its hit or miss, if it works, then yes do it, its fun to custom rom it. But beware the quirks that come with it. That tech heads have no trouble dealing with but others, not so much.

34. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I find it really pathetic that OEMs and Google can't repair something that Rovo solved within couple of weeks without dozens of developers, one man alone, repairing one of biggest companies mistakes.

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

So I have ram issue to with my galaxy s6 edge, but apps still work fine, the phone is still smooth and pretty much lagg free. So it hasnt affected me in anyway. So can someone tell me how it affects their daily usage? Because all I hear are people complaining about ram issue but not say anything about how it affects them.

6. RajRicardo

Posts: 490; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Pay no attention. They are just flocks of sheep. One sheep says Ram problem, all the other sheeps shout the same without actually knowing if it affects the device performance or not. Just bought an S6 edge last week and it's awesome although it uses more RAM. No lag no battery drain whatsoever.

15. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

So then you will shutup if i explain what its cause? I work at a cellshop and thats RAM issue is one of the top 3 reason ppl return the S6 and S6 edge! Try to open several apps at the same time and dont close them just go back home. Count the amount of app you can keep open and when you click on them they open instantly whitout any loading. Thats the issue. For some its not an issue as they dont do much multitasking. But if you do ( read my exemple i did in reply to JAson post ) Well this phone suck.

31. Shocky unregistered

The average user won't be switching between several apps at a time, I'm certainly not an average user and don't do that and I don't really any see use for it either. it handles switching between 2-3 apps just fine which is all your going to need unless you're a pedantic reviewer doing silly speed tests or a Samsung hater. I'd prefer the memory was free to be honest.

46. singhkaran9830 unregistered

So how many M9's you sold this week?

47. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Simply put Marorun is a Moron... Go back to your iphone bro and bend it a few times will ya

8. alias3800

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Just means that programs don't stay long as open as they should because there isn't enough RAM to accomodate them for long periods of time. You might not notice it because the processor reopens apps pretty rapidly but... it's not from memory, it's reloading everything. I'm not sure if they just haven't patched it like Google did for 5.1.1 (or M) or if it's due to how goddamn heavy TouchWiz is OR just a combination of both. But, it isn't ideal. I mean... it's 3,000 goddamn MB of ram.

9. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

its not happening because of insuffient ram, its happening because Samsung chose very aggresive ram management. DOn't know why they did that

19. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

To keep it Apple like, I.e. Very fast, no lag

12. Tizo101

Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

my question is how many apps do you guys keep open or open at the same time? my 1 gig containing phone can do 5 apps with only one being a heavy app...

16. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

This has nothing to do with Android. No such issue on : HTC M9 , LG Gflex 2 or the LG G4.

39. Shocky unregistered

It's nothing to do with the amount memory. The issue is real, but it's not a bug, it's not a lack of memory, it's Samsung's choice to implement this.

11. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

People complain that they can't open 3 heavy games at the same time, they can only have 2.1st world problems.

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

No ppl complain they cannot copy something from a webpage go into email app send it to someone and come back to the webpage WHITOUT HAVING IT TO FULLY RELOAD AND WASTE TIME. Those are the kind of issue!

32. Shocky unregistered

Actually, yes you can do that even with the aggressive memory management.

36. M.O.A.B

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

the problem really exists .. but not that much !!

13. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

When reloading apps does it take longer?

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yes its do!

14. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Quite simple. I have clients thats like to do multitasking. They open one browser + 1 email client and at the same time do texting and facebook chat. With the S6: they open the browser then try to open the email client as they texte with a friend... Then they want to copy a link from the texting to the browser ah... browser reloading ( 2-3 second lost ) they paste the link and then get back to the texting ah... reloading again... And then they have a buble popup from facebook chat ( Thats was allready openned at the start of this story ) and hey again loading loading... My issues is any others 3 gb ( and many 2 gb and even some 1 gb... iphone? lol ) can keep 4-5 apps open without any problemĀ and switch between them. Even worst the HTC M9 thats crappy Overheating s**t ( just exagerating.. not a single one came back with overheating and all client who got it love it ) thats phone can keep 8 to 10 apps opened at the same time whitout reloading... Its also as smooth or fast for any UI navigation ect. Can open apps for the first time about same speed ( about 10-15% slower on a 3 second loading time... ) but at least its work flawlessly. So if its dont affect you SUPER! keep your phone and be happy. But many others dont like this from the supposely best phone there. Damn an iphone 5S can keep 3-4 apps open whitout reload...

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