Earlier today, we told you that the Android 5.1.1 update has started rolling out
to the T-Mobile versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6
and Galaxy S6 edge
, with reasons to believe that other carriers around the world will soon roll out the update as well.
Unfortunately for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
owners, it looks like the Android 5.1
.1 update will not bring the eagerly-awaited support for RAW photography as previously anticipated
Insider sources quoted by Sammobile claim that Samsung plans to debut support for RAW photography with the Galaxy S6 edge Plus
at some point in the third quarter. The sources also claim that the new, larger version of the Galaxy S6 edge will be the first Samsung smartphone to fix the RAM management issues
that some users report to be plaguing the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge.
Given that support for RAW photography was baked right in vanilla Android starting with 5.0 Lollipop, it's strange to see Samsung not bringing the feature - a highly-regarded one by smartphone photography enthuziasts - with Android 5.0 or Android 5.1. However, what's even stranger, is that the source claims that Samsung will postpone issuing a fix for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge RAM management bug until the launch of the Galaxy S6 edge Plus.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus is said to come with a 5.7-inch display with dual rounded sides, but other than that, we don't know much about the upcoming handset. The smartphone is said to be launched at some point during the third quarter, meaning that an official announcement could be right about the corner.
Any of our readers who are rocking a Galaxy S6 or a Galaxy S6 edge are invited to share their thoughts in the comment section. Will you find it offensive if Samsung postpones issuing a fix for the RAM management bug until the Galaxy S6 edge Plus launches later in the year?