Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Android 5.1.1 preview

It’s proving to be a pretty long wait for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge owners when it comes to the Android 5.1 update. It has been almost two months since the flagships went on sale around the world, and while Samsung has released quite a few minor updates, there’s no question about the fact that Android 5.1 is the update we have all been waiting for. Samsung is expected to push out the update sometime this month, and we have been playing around with early builds of Android 5.1.1 on both devices. Today, we are giving our readers an exclusive look at the new OS version in action.

We have revealed quite a lot about new features and changes the Android 5.1 update will bring, including new modes in the camera and multi user support, but as you can see in the video, the update will also include some subtle changes. Perhaps the most notable change, especially for those that like an uncluttered notifications menu, is the addition of the option to disable the S Finder and Quick Connect buttons right below the quick settings toggles. Also new is an option for enabling a motion effect on the homescreen wallpaper, which basically makes it look like the wallpaper is coming right at you.

The Themes menu also has a UI change that adds a purple Themes Store button at the bottom of the installed themes list, and you can also check out the new exposure control feature in the camera app. It’s all there in the video below, so go on and hit the play button!

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jordin
1 year 19 days ago

Mi s6 consume mucha RAM y batería no es normal e comprado cada movil de la samsung galaxy s, s2, s3, s4,s5 ahora tengo el s6 mola su diceño y 3 de RAM
Esperare la actualización de android 5.1.1 a ver si corrige los problemas

amiraoussama
1 year 22 days ago

Can we download this build ?

for3st
1 year 19 days ago

i can understand if sammobile are not giving this preview free for download…. there is no need to update this preview as the main problem with ram still not fix…so just wait for final build and hope they fix that shit problem.on next or on final build …arg….

Phirak Sok
1 year 27 days ago

When this comes out, can I download it and flash it (even if the firmware and my country code is different). Will it affects my signal or something?

sanayp
1 year 24 days ago

You can flash any countries firmware as long as the mode number is same as yours.

Everything will work fine

saro65535
1 year 27 days ago

Hey Samsung. Be carefull. You can loose all samsung s6 and s6edge phone users if you not make software fix and upgrade. This is my idea

AndyTiran
1 year 27 days ago

Note 4 was some sort of a trampoline or a middle stop before releasing S6 and Note 5 in the future. I`m so pissed off that Note 4 didn’t get the LOVE it deserved. In the future, I will avoid Samsung products for their support of existing customers.

thegeneral2010
1 year 27 days ago

+1

Wilksie
1 year 27 days ago

“Also new is an option for enabling a motion effect on the homescreen wallpaper, which basically makes it look like the wallpaper is coming right at you.”

This is already on by default. The option here is that you can now turn it on and off. Previously it’s just permanently on with no option to turn off this effect.

Jules21
1 year 27 days ago

go back to school boy for your bad english

gogolak
1 year 28 days ago

My wallpaper already has the motion effect from this 5.0.2… i didn.t see this untill i ve seen that in this video. I can t disable it :(

hotshots
1 year 28 days ago

I bought samsung s6 edge a few weeks ago after HTC. Trying s6 edge now. Need more software updates. Software is very important. If Samsung not success about software, i will return to HTC back.

Hey Samsung. Be carefull. You can loose all samsung s6 and s6edge phone users if you not make software fix and upgrade. This is my idea.

hotshots
1 year 28 days ago

Need:
- Contact list (list only mobile numbers)
- Apps (need to put search)
- Memory managements
-Bluetooth automatically connect or no options in bluetooth menu
- Fast Gallery open

JohnK
1 year 27 days ago

Please add your finds to this thread : sammobile.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26798

koulang
1 year 28 days ago

I get more complaints about Note 4 update. My Note 4 N910H is still having no 5.0 update too. Samsung is focusing more to get new buyers but not trying the best to keep existing customers.

thegeneral2010
1 year 28 days ago

2 months and u say long wait as a note 4 owner all i can say is wtf ????????????i just got lollipop on my N910C 3 days ago and it was a complete disaster the GPU is now running on 350mHZ like if your power saving mode is always on although its off i noticed it when i found that my antutu3D benchmark had decreased from 15k to 7k i feel like if the phone is going to explode in my hands when i play a game.

Ganesh727
1 year 28 days ago

Better RAM management pls…

bowsek
1 year 28 days ago

any news about the ram management in the 5.1.1 update?

obsydian
1 year 28 days ago

Will it allowed you to sort the apps ?

grail80
1 year 28 days ago

Did you even bother to watch the video?

miguelinho
1 year 28 days ago

I look forward to it.

lawtq
1 year 28 days ago

We’re tiring of Samsung, so lets stop buying, excellent hardware but what’s the point when the software always lacks, and so painfully slow to be updated, damn! Some blame is down to Google, lollipop has been a mess, but the slowness, that’s all Samsung, and even with rocket powered phones they just don’t know how to stop lag

hot_spare
1 year 28 days ago

Learn to first compose a sentence properly in English. Nobody is ever going to read that rubbish you typed.

Channel42x
1 year 28 days ago

Niet zo’n groot verschil dus.. Denk dat het een beetje vergelijkbaar gaat zijn zoals we van 4.3 naar 4.4.2 gegaan zijn. Paar veranderingen, beetje beter, maar daar stopt het ook ;)

raulfuentess
1 year 28 days ago

I agree with all of you. really getting bored software wise of my n910c. lack of updates from sammy and no cm12.1 on my variant. sucks!

Amitdadwal
1 year 28 days ago

hey when’ll you guys review note 4 5.1.1

neflictus
1 year 28 days ago

No RAW support, no manual shutter speed, no full Camera 2 API, no multi user.
Samsung just sucks. They are just lying to their customers.

1 year 28 days ago

Is this the Final build?? No, so can you say how it will come out? No, do not judge them already. ..

alastairgreen_Nexus
1 year 27 days ago

I will not judge, as i’ve prefer to be neutral however the ROM is not final yet so i will wait for the final version before i could determine if the ROM contains RAW imaging support

1 year 28 days ago

RAW wasn’t present in this build maybe in the next…

chekole
1 year 28 days ago

Raw please?

MrDannyD
1 year 28 days ago

Not normally one to complain Abt these sorry if things but isn’t it about time the Note 4 got some love from Samsung. It’s never been treat as a flagship at all.

1 year 28 days ago

I have to totally agree with you on this matter, my N910F has never ever felt as a flagship device software-wise.

sarvgarg
1 year 28 days ago

what about raw support and shutter control..??

 
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