Galaxy S6, S6 edge across Europe & Asia now receive an OTA update: improved fingerprint scanning, more

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have already been on the shelves for a month now, where they are reportedly a massive hit among consumers. True to the flagship status of the devices, Samsung has made a good job in keeping its newest devices up to date. Recently, the European version of the forerunner received a minor update in certain regions, while another one aimed to improve the memory management of the phones.

A new update is currently rolling out across Europe and Asia under the XXU1AOE3 build number and is 159MB in size. We can say that this one is a tad more major update than the previous ones as it comes with a number of interesting improvements and enhancements in tow.

In particular, the newest software update improves the performance of the touch-based fingerprint scanner. 

It also brings a new undisclosed feature to the built-in Photo editor. The general compatibility with accessories has also been improved.

Last, but not least, we have a further-improved interface of a few apps, like Email, S Planner, etc. The changelog doesn't list any other improvements, but we are somewhat certain that the usual performance and stability hotfixes have been included as well.

The update should hit your Galaxy S6/S6 edge over-the-air shortly, provided that you are eligible for getting it, mind you. 

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source: SamMobile

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)



1. TyrionLannister unregistered

I didn't get it on my G920I. Though I'm more interested in that memory leak fix that landed in UK 2 days ago.

4. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

I have the "fix" SW..the phone seems more stable and smoother but really, I have the same RAM issue(maybe a little better but still awfull) so I don`t know if that "fixes" much im afraid

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

That's sad. That means we will have to wait till 5.1.1 to fix the issue. Can you try a thing for me. Close all apps and kill all from the smart manager. How much RAM do you have free after that? Mine is 700 MB and it's awful.

6. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

did this: close apps from mulitwindow and then smartmanager clear. from start approx 900mb free..after 20sec(not doing anyting) its down to 680mb free @75% used RAM... horrible

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

That blows.

14. Slaughter

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

0.9go free ram one mine w/ uk firmware. The phone reaches 85% ram usage, just like before.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Too close...

3. Shocky unregistered

Not received the first update yet.

8. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Sammy spoke of 70mil units. The reality: around 43mil, deducted from Google's search statistics. And Sammy reported a YoY decline of 53% for Q1 in Chinese market. RIP Sammy. Blame Android.

9. TyrionLannister unregistered

Did you know this isn't a sales article? Why would you care anyway? you are a bot who just spews android hate.

12. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

My comment was against "a massive hit among consumers". It isn't.

13. TyrionLannister unregistered

We will see about that when they announce it at the end of the year. Meanwhile, you can practice your android hate.

20. cheetah2k

Posts: 2316; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

@ BobbyBuster - how on earth are you able to speak for the rest of us. I'm afraid you're out there on the limb by yourself. Everyone I know with one (about 50 people) love it.... Even the guys n gals who have ditched the iPhone 6 for it.. ROFLMAO

15. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

What? The 70M units is a forecast for the year! So how can Google search see that? Doubt even 43 mill are out by now.

16. pmugghc

Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

What has Q1 to do with this? The S6 came out Apr 10!

18. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

If 43mil for 2 months isnt a hit then you are a retard. Keep in mind thats Q1 while S6 got out in April so thats the start of Q2. I knew you are a moron but this much lol.

10. Gadgetex

Posts: 200; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

I got the update but even after the update my Hotspot tethering is still not working. My Galaxy S6 Edge is encrypted. Seems like there is a bug that after yo encrypt the device Hotspot Tethering stops working. There is also a glitch to where if you have Wechat and you go up on top to do a search when you type in any name or word it types up several repeats of the word with autocorrect. Some bug in there as well.

11. Gadgetex

Posts: 200; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

After update 4G LTE and Wifi still have poor reception on Galaxy S6 Edge purchased unlocked in Hong Kong.

17. .KRATOS.

Posts: 443; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

We haven't even received the fix update still in the mideast

19. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

MIne is Indonesian SM-G25F. Just updated to the XXU1AOE3 build

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