Sprint starts updating the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Sprint starts updating the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Sprint is now rolling out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to its versions of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. A couple of weeks ago, T-Mobile started updating the Samsung Galaxy S6 series to the latest Android version currently available (not including the Android M preview, of course), being the first carrier on the globe to do so.

The most notable feature that Samsung debuted with the launch of the Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 series is support for RAW photography. Although the default camera app is not able to use the new capabilities at the moment, you can turn on the feature and shoot photos in raw DNG format with the help of a third-party camera app. Unfortunately, it looks like Samsung did not include a fix for the RAM management issues that some users have been complaining about. Aside from the new software features from Samsung, Sprint's update also squashes some carrier-specific bugs.

The update ticks in at about 570MB in size, and will bring the Galaxy S6 to build number G920VPU20F7, while the Galaxy S6 edge will be updated to build number G925PVPU2B0F7.

As with all updates, the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OTA for the Sprint versions of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will roll out in batches, meaning that it might take a few days or weeks before it reaches your device. To manually check for the availability of the update, head over to Settings -> About Phone -> System Update.

source: Sprint 1 | 2

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