Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is now being rolled out for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners on Sprint. After T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular, Sprint is the third carrier from the U.S. to officially announce the arrival of Android 5.1.1 for Samsung’s latest flagship phones.
The Android 5.1 firmware by Sprint weighs 570 MB. After installing the update on the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, the build number on both models will be updated to G920VPU20F7 and G925PVPU2B057, respectively.
Sprint claims that the updates will be released to the owners of S6 and S6 Edge in stages. It can take several days for all the Sprint customers of both the handsets to receive the update. According to Phone Arena, one of the important features that the Android 5.1.1 brings for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones is RAW photography. The default camera present on the both the Samsung phones is still not able to support RAW photography. However, by using a third-party camera app, users can shoot RAW photos in DNG format.
Many users have complained about RAM management on the new Samsung flagships from this year. Unfortunately, the Android 5.1.q update does fix the RAM management problems for the S6 and S6 Edge. The update also brings along some bug fixes
When the Android 5.1.1 arrives, it will show a notification. Users can then follow the on-screen directions to install the update. Sprint customers who do not see any Android 5.1.1 notification can head to Settings > About Phone > System Update.
As of this writing, AT&T and Verizon Wireless have not confirmed any information on rolling out the Android 5.1.1 for their versions of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The Android 5.1.1, which is the most recent Lollipop, is currently available for a few devices, such as Nexus models and Galaxy S6 models.
The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge are the newest flagships from the South Korean tech giant. After the poor sales performance of the Galaxy S5 across the globe, Samsung has launched the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge with redesigned premium metal and glass combination chassis.