Samsung allegedly working on updating the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 5.1 Lollipop

Samsung allegedly working on updating the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 5.1 Lollipop
According to a new report, Samsung is currently working on updating the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge to Android 5.1 Lollipop. As many probably already know, the two Galaxy S6 models currently run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, overlaid with Samsung's own TouchWiz UX.

At the moment, there is no information regarding the improvements that Android 5.1 Lollipop will bring to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. The latest version of Android is mostly focused on fixing various bugs that got introduced with 5.0 Lollipop, while the notable additions are limited to the ability to join Wi-Fi networks and pair Bluetooth devices directly from the quick settings screen, and the new Device Protection feature. The source doesn't mention when the latest version of Android should start reaching Galaxy S6 smartphones. 

The same insider sources were quoted claiming that Samsung is also working on updating non-flagship smartphones to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Allegedly, the Galaxy Core Prime, the Galaxy Grand Prime, and the Galaxy Mega 2 should all start receiving their updates in the near future. Unfortunately for Galaxy Note 2 owners, the sources cannot guarantee that the second incarnation of the Galaxy Note series will be updated past Android 4.4 KitKat.


source: Sammobile

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20 Comments

1. IHuntInDE

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Just an FYI, my Verizon Galaxy S6 is running Lollipop 5.0.2, not 5.0.1 as the article states. Just got it yesterday and that's what it came with out of the box.

2. kevv2288 unregistered

Yeah was just going to say the same thing. PA posted a few days ago about the edge getting updated to 5.0.2 from 5.0.1 and im like both the s6 and s5 edge came with 5.0.2 out of the box Lol.

3. kevv2288 unregistered

*s6 edge

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

good to know.

5. mihai.a

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Thanks for the correction. We've updated the article with the correct information.

13. engineer-1701d unregistered

they are all running 5.0.2 unless you got pre-production model but it makes sense that samsung would put all focus on updates and for their most popular phone, times are hard for android makers many choices you have to distinguish yourself from the others out there

18. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I just switched to the edge from the M8. The interface sucks compared to HTC Sense. Very counterintuitive. I don't even have a option for shortcuts or any of the widgets I used on M9 like apps for instance

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

Just improve the horrible RAM management. 3GB RAM feels so low due to that. Other than that, it's fine.

7. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

my biggest mistake is to buy note 4 from a s**t company giving all care to s6 and s6 edge only >.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

They are newer phones. New phones will always get more attention. When the note 5 launches, they'll pay more attention to note 5 instead of S6. Also, note series is niche and the S series is more consumer oriented product. Without a shade of doubt, note 4 will get 5.1.

17. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

since day 1 note 4 was released samsung didnt give it any attention this didnt happen with note 3 the only thing that differs here is that samsung was giving all attention to s6 & s6 edge just to sell more units than apple leaving other flagships behind even lollipop update took more than 6 months to spreadand it was really poor with no new features and 64bit was inactivated in exynos variant just to save it for s6 (as u told my before) u will know wat i mean if u have note 4.

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

There's nothing wrong with the note 4 its already fast and smooth and it will eventually get updated not long after. Be glad you dont own a sony device or else you might end up pulling all your hair out.

10. samo_say

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

what about s3 neo+ ( GT-i9301i ) 2014 ?

11. Amw86

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

Don't care, just tell Verizon to strip the stupid overbloat off and give me back stock advertised features.

12. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

galaxy note 3 lte uk unlocked qualcom....still NO lollipop...oh well...last samsung phone for me then......its ridiculous....

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

that note 3 came out 2 years ago in an ever growing world of android makers your phone will not get latest software for a 64bit phone plus companies want to keep money flow you can't do that by updating the older phone all the time i just switched from gs3 to gs6 because i would would not get 5.0 stopped at kitkat, apple can update the older phones 2 or 3 years back since only maker of iphone is apple they have no ios competition android on the other hand has almost 400 other phone makers if it where only iphone 6/ 6+ and samsung galaxy and note then that would be different but its not. get the note 5 if you want to be up to date, the note in some parts of the world will get 5.0 because of the chip in it, qc is a 32 bit and would have samsung making 2 note software variants of it,32 and 64

14. Cicero

Posts: 1137; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

S4 i9505 unlocked still no Lollipop. And I know that Orange and Vodafone one's get it. ???

16. GeekMovement unregistered

Well, I'll be sad to stay with 4.4.2. Was hoping for an eventual 5.0.x update sometime in the future for my note 2.

19. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

i got note 3 and im stuck on 4.4.2 so u still better than me considering ur phone is older.

20. GeekMovement unregistered

Ah, well I suppose Kitkat isn't bad... I just got myself too excited after hearing the rumors of a possible lollipop update for the Note II (still trying to stay hopeful!). At least the Note 3 is confirmed to receive it, I'd be super excited for it! (-:

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