(9 days left!) Be the first with a 200MP camera! Visit Samsung to reserve and gain $100 in Samsung credit!

SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

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


Last updated: June 3rd, 2015 at 21:32 UTC+02:00

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!


Firmware Android 5.0Android 5.1Android 5.1.1Galaxy S6Galaxy S6 EdgeLollipop
Load 33 comments

You might also like

Samsung releases new firmware update for the Galaxy S6 series

Several old Samsung Galaxy S-series phones were suffering from the GPS issue, which the company has been fixing by delivering updates. Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S8 from 2017, and the Galaxy S7 from 2016, have already bagged the GPS bug fix update, and now it is time for an even older series, the […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 4 months ago

Samsung’s sending out updates to 500 million+ old phones

A handful of old Galaxy smartphones that are no longer officially supported got updated earlier this month, but that was only the beginning. As it turns out, Samsung is rolling out a similar firmware update with GPS fixes for millions of other aging Galaxy phones, including the Galaxy S5 Neo, the Galaxy Alpha, the Galaxy […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 5 months ago

Delete this app from your Samsung phone if you care for privacy

It recently came to light that third-party app Life360 is selling user location data “to virtually anyone who wants to buy it,” as per a report from The Markup. The app reportedly has a user base of around 33 million people, many of which use Life360 to track their children’s movements through their mobile phones […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago

Samsung’s tomb of lost features is now looking sadder than ever

Samsung has removed a lot of features from its flagship products over the years.

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 series receive surprise firmware update

Samsung officially dropped support for the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 series more than two years ago. The two lineups have enjoyed a couple of Android OS updates and numerous security patches throughout their lifetime, but surprisingly enough, their legacy is not entirely over. In a totally unexpected move, Samsung is now rolling […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago

Can I charge my Galaxy S6 wirelessly? Absolutely!

The Galaxy S6 fundamentally changed Samsung’s smartphones for the better. Plastic went out of the window as Samsung opted for a more premium glass and metal build. It also introduced a dual-edge curved display which really set the Galaxy S6 edge apart from the competition. It’s no surprise that there are still quite a few […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 4 years ago