Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge owners are expecting a software update from Android 5.0 to Android 5.1 Lollipop soon.
Earlier reports pointed out that the change to Android 5.1 Lollipop was not a major update, but Android 5.0 has been buggy for most flagship smartphones that many owners are highly welcoming the fixes to bugs and also stability and performance enhancements included in the Android 5.1 Lollipop.
With the rollout in mind, Galaxy S6 photography enthusiasts are in for a great feature included in the Android 5.1 Lollipop. The update will allow users to adjust manually the exposure of their pictures at the point of focus directly in the viewfinder of the camera app, similar to iPhone's handy camera app.
Many Samsung users who love to take photographs would surely appreciate the easy exposure adjustment before shooting the subject by simply dragging one's finger up or down to increase or decrease exposure and capture that perfect shot.
Many Android phones are already capable of adjusting exposure but it is not as simple as what Apple provided for its iPhones. For instance, for Galaxy S6 users, there is a Pro Mode on the camera app, which one could adjust manually several measures, such as focus, ISO, exposure, and white balance. For capturing still subjects, the Pro Mode may be handy but for moving and instant moments, the iPhone camera app would be simpler to use.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop should also include other expected camera updates, like the shutter speed control and the support for RAW image capture.
After its April 11 release, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have arguably the best cameras available among the smartphones out on the market. With the Android 5.1 Lollipop rollout, both devices would even be better.
Boasting a 16-megapixel rear shooter with an f/1.9 aperture lens, Samsung has projected the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to be camera-focused phones to compete better with Apple's iPhone 6. Many Android smartphones feature the standard f/2.2 aperture, but Samsung has picked up also from Apple the aperture reduction. The f/1.9 aperture lens offers minimal blur in pictures especially in darker settings and for quicker shutter speed.
It is now common for smartphone makers to copy successful features of each other in the face of the competition, which is good for the consumers as well.
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