At this point, Android 5.1.1 has probably reached Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge users in most corners of the world, after a wait that was excruciatingly long in the face of the few issues that plagued the devices on Android 5.0. We ran through the list of new features and changes the 5.1.1 update brings earlier this week; as we saw in the comments, the update hasn’t exactly made the S6 or S6 edge better for everyone.
Battery life seems to have gone down for a majority of users that we’ve heard from, but performance seems to have slid both ways, with some reporting a faster and smoother user interface and others a more stutter and lag-filled experience after installing 5.1.1. The update hasn’t fixed the aggressive memory management “feature” of the S6 duo for anyone (RAM management is a tad better though), and while quite a few useful changes abound, 5.1.1 hasn’t lived up to expectations after the considerable wait Samsung put us through.
How is Android 5.1.1 treating you on your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge? Which camp do you fall in, in terms of battery life, performance and the general user experience? Most of us here at SamMobile are pretty happy with how the update has turned out (though even we are facing varying effects on battery life), but we would love to know from our readers whether they’re liking Android 5.1.1 or if they are wishing they had remained on Android 5.0.2.