Verizon Wireless is finally rolling out the much awaited Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software update to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.

The latest update brings a number of new features and bug fixes to the two handsets. According to the official Verizon change log for the Galaxy S6,the update brings Caller Name ID if a user has Advanced Calling enabled on their smartphone.

With this feature, Galaxy S6 users can screen calls and identify unknown callers. Users can see the names of identified callers in the call log and also add new callers to the contact list. The upgrade also allows Galaxy S6 owners to choose what others see when the user calls them with Picture ME.

After upgrading the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy S6 Edge, users will have the option to turn off parallax "Wallpaper motion effect" if desired. The software update also adds live wallpaper options for the phones' lock screen wallpaper.

The update will now allow Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners to adjust camera exposure values from within camera viewfinder. The exposure can be changed by pressing and moving the slider up or down.

Many Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge customers have complained of no service while traveling to Puerto Rico. This issue has been resolved in the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the Galaxy handsets.

The update has also fixed a problem that sometimes made the mobile data icon disappear from the Quick Panel. The latest update also brings improvements to predictive text and auto-correction in native keypad.

Support for Chinese Mandarin phonetic symbols and Cangjie as input languages has also been added to the update.

The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software update for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge also includes a patch for Stagefright, a potential exploit that attackers can use to hijack Android phones simply by sending an MMS.

The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge on Sprint and T-Mobile have already received the Android 5.1.1 software update. While Verizon has started rolling the OTA update, customers on AT&T are still waiting to receive the latest software update from the carrier.

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