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[Updated] Galaxy S6 getting minor software update, said to fix RAM issues

Samsung has started rolling out a minor software update to the Galaxy S6, with users reporting that it fixes the memory management issue that has been plaguing both the Galaxy S6 devices. Sporting build number G920FXXU1AODG, the update is around 138MB in size and is available in Italy (on the Vodafone network) at the moment – according to GSMArena, the phone has improved performance after the update, suggesting the issue has actually been fixed.

If you’re wondering how the improved performance is an indicator, then you should know that since the S6 was killing apps too aggressively, the phone was getting slower as many apps would have to reload when the user would go back for it. This would include things like the keyboard app as well – the keyboard sometimes take an extra second or so to show up, a lag that wouldn’t be present if the keyboard app’s process was being kept in memory continuously, as it is supposed to be.

Anyway, whether the update really fixes the problem for good remains to be seen, but it’s good to see Samsung has moved quickly to improve the experience on its latest flagships. Hopefully the Galaxy S6 edge will also receive the sooner rather than later. Let us know if you have received the OTA on your Galaxy S6, and do keep in mind that you can grab the firmware from our firmware section to manually update instead of waiting for the OTA to show up.

Update: The Galaxy S6 edge is also receiving the update on the Vodafone network in the UK, and it shouldn’t be long before other regions get it as well.

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Thanks, obsydian!

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cuore sportivo
cuore sportivo

This is crazy. I tried Lollipop on my S4 and i was sure that memory leaking is the problem with older models like mine…
Then now after one and a half month of using Android L i returned to KitKat 4.4.2. Now..my phone is smooth like a butter 🙂 and no memory leaks…with 10 apps in the background its taking 800mb-1 gb of usage From 1.77 gbs. And i am satisfied. They should first iron things like this. Maybe the did it in purpose so you wish you had a bought a newer model. :)?

berkema
berkema

Install this one G920FXXU1AOE3

crazyhorsedk
crazyhorsedk

nordic got it yesterday sunday for galaxy s6

sha0556174010
sha0556174010

great now?

nutzy73
nutzy73

Got the S6 since its first day in Belgium. I’m pretty disappointed with the experience since my OnePlus is way smoother than the S6, with twice less ram used.

My Galaxy is pretty laggy in animations sometimes (not always), but simple things like the the left sliding menu in Google Play isn’t smooth and it’s pretty annoying. And yes, my RAM never gets below 90%, while the OnePlus is at 50%.

swa100
swa100

I don’t have it yet on my Dutch unbranded s6

swa100
swa100

I don’t have it yet un my Dutch unbranded s6

NoteLove
NoteLove

Samsung did same with lolipop on my Note 4***

NoteLove
NoteLove

Nothing on my UK unlocked S6. Samsung did the same with lolipop. Gave it to networks first. When will people who paid full price receive this update. I’m not implying I’m superior just equal path not later.

emiliaki
emiliaki

Para cuando actualizacion s5 g901f españa. Desde septiembre del año pasado sin salir nada.

suigeneris101
suigeneris101

Samsung Norway confirmed that they were working hard to get the Lollipop ready for the Note 2.

tarek1980
tarek1980

Note 4 also suffer lag & bugs with Lollibug 5.0.1

there is a new update every day for Galaxy S6

Samsung forget about Note 4 / S5

Please Sammobile write some articles about Samsung ignorance for other devices specially Note 4 & S5

Note 4 after 5.0.1 bug didn’t send any update to fix the issues specially the memory leak issue.

I feel so sorry that I bought Samsung smartphones.

gaidaros22
gaidaros22

What about us note 4 users samsung? Note 4 is still running 5.0.1 and it has also the same memory leak but no update. You forgot us already. Lags and stuttering on note 4 but you are only giving updates for s6 and s6 edge. Never samsung smartphone again.

yooxo3
yooxo3

when Galaxy s6 (SM-G920S) is goto same this firmware??

Rospy27
Rospy27

Yes i receive the update OTA in the morning Branded S6 Edge Vodafone Italy 139.39mb.I want to know if this update fix the fast charging.Because i heart fast charge kills the chip of auto rotation.

lostprotocol
lostprotocol

I second this. Please we need to know people.

deathmarkedlove
deathmarkedlove

What’s slightly annoying is mobile networks releasing updates before Samsung. It used to be the other way round. Unbranded devices purchased directly from the manufacturer would be updated first and now it seems to take them longer to update these devices. =(

cmahr
cmahr

Austria as well… (A1 => Vodafone partner)

wlting
wlting

sound like your phone start laggy after 1month used…