The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have both received the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop over-the-air (OTA) update. AT&T was the latest carrier to step up, and its rollout of 5.1.1 should now be complete. Meanwhile, beta testing of Marshmallow has begun in the UK, with a stable build expected in January. Here's everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Android update.
The T-Mobile software updates page has listed the devices that are scheduled to be the first to receive Android Marshmallow, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge appear among them.
In mid-November, a leak of Samsung's plans for the Marshmallow rollout revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S6 has been tested and approved with the new OS, and is scheduled to receive it January.
Samsung opened up beta testing for Marshmallow to UK Galaxy S6 owners in December. They beta build was quickly rolled out and offered users a look at the new TouchWiz interface, along with the usual rank and file of Marshmallow features, such as Google Now on Tap, Dose mode and app permissions.
The call for beta testers has now closed, but you can expect the stable build to roll out promptly, so long as the beta testing goes well.
Verizon Wireless has released an update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, bringing the devices' software up to version VVRU3BOG5. This marks the eagerly-awaited introduction of Android 5.1.1 on the Verizon Galaxy S6 variant, as well as improvements to the predictive text for the Samsung keyboard. View the full list of changes in the Verizon release notes.
Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 update
Sprint is rolling out Android 5.1.1 to the Samsung Galaxy S6, bringing it up to software version G920PVPU2B0F7. The update comes in at around 563 MB and brings with it some typical bug fixes.
Make sure your battery is charged to at least 50 percent before attempting to download and install the update, and check our Android 5.1 features page to see what else is included with the new software version.
T-Mobile was the first major US carrier to begin rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update, bringing devices up to baseband version G925TUVU1AOF6.
Among the improvements noted by T-Mobile is a fix for the 'camera LED flashlight' issue. Whether this is the same Galaxy S6 camera problem we've encountered previously, we aren't entirely sure, but we're inclined to believe it is. You can expect some improvements to the fingerprint scanner, as well as various bug fixes.
One unexpected addition is RAW support for the camera, as discovered by XDA Developers. The 5.1.1 update also brings lower ISO settings.
Go into your device Settings and to About phone > Software update to see if your handset is ready to be updated. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge owners should be due for the upgrade too.
AT&T was the final carrier to update the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 5.1.1. The update was released on September 25 and weighs in at 674 MB, bringing with it enhanced audio and performance. See a full list of improvements on the AT&T support page.
Are you the proud owner of a Galaxy S6? What are your thoughts on the new TouchWiz UI combined with the latest Lollipop version? Are you excited to get Android Marshmallow? Let us know in the comments below.