Rumor has it that the Galaxy S6 may have just received its first software update following the release of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
News about the update was revealed by SamMobile, which got the tip from one of its followers on Twitter. According to the tipster, the update was first seen in France and has the size of 230MB with the build of G920FXXU2BOG8.
While there's a description that goes with the update, it somehow uses the same vague tone that is usually heard from Samsung whenever the company announces something new.
"A software update can include, but is not limited to: device stability improvements, bug fixes; new and/or enhanced features; further improvements to performance. To get the best from your device, please keep your phone up to date and regularly check for software updates."
One of the major issues that users of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have been complaining about Android 5.1.1 is battery life. The reason could be the new S6's smaller battery size of 2550mAh compared to its older sibling's 2800mAh battery. Samsung may have decided to reduce the battery size a bit in order to come up with a slimmer phone that places more emphasis on design over functionality. Moreover, the S6's battery is unremovable, which has caused a huge disappointment to Samsung fans.
The latest software update is currently not available in KIES or in any other region. However, it is highly likely that the latest build will roll out to other countries in Europe following its initial release in France.
The roll out of Android 5.1.1 to Samsung devices is said to come in phases, and not all devices will get the update at a single time. Apart from the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, devices such as the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, and the Note Edge are also in line to receive the latest Android OS. The OS' estimated time of arrival will depend on the phone's carrier and on the model.
The new Android 5.1.1 is expected to bring some key changes to Samsung devices. These include a boost in performance, a fix on the existing bugs, setting enhancements on the camera and more.
Users can check if their phone also received the leaked software update by upgrading manually. The first thing to do is to go to Settings then click "About phone," "Software updates" and "Check for software updates." They can also check the update through KIES which further requires that the user connects his device to a PC or laptop by way of a USB connecting cable to launch KIES.
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