A new report indicates that Samsung's newly-released flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, will both be receiving an Android 5.1 Lollipop update. While the report states that Samsung is currently working on the update, no specific time frame was given.
Samsung has recently released its brand new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and, so far, both devices are proving an unqualified hit, with sales dwarfing those of the company's previous flagship handset the Galaxy S5. Consumers are impressed with the smartphone's premium build, improved specs, and the S6 Edge's unique curved display.
Samsung has also been busy developing and releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop updates for many of its smartphones. Already, the aforementioned Galaxy S5 has received a Lollipop 5.0 update on all major U.S. carriers, while some have also released the update for the Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S5 Sport, Galaxy S5 Active and Galaxy Alpha.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge both ship with Android Lollipop 5.0.2 out of the box, paired with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, but Samsung isn't resting on its laurels. A new report indicates that the company is actively developing an Android 5.1 update for its latest and greatest smartphones.
While there are no specific details regarding the changes 5.1 will bestow on the devices, Android 5.1 Lollipop contains several new features. A device protection feature prevents use of the phone without signing in with the registered Google account, even if a full factory reset is performed on the device. Improved HD calling is enabled when speaking with another user who also has Lollipop 5.1 on their device. Also, the improved quick settings screen allows easy access to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Again, while no specific time frame has been reported regarding the ultimate release of the new Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, we will continue to bring you the latest news on all the Lollipop updates for Samsung devices as soon as it emerges.