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Samsung Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge to get Android 5.1 soon Samsung

Users of Samsung's high-end Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are in for a treat as the Android 5.1 OS update is confirmed to reach the devices early next month.

An official listing on Rogers' – a major wireless service provider – community forum states that the roll-out is expected to take-off from Canada.

According to Rogers, its Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge subscribers can check for the Android 5.1 (Lollipop) OS update in early June.

Currently, both of the devices are driven on Google's Android 5.0.2 operating platform out of the box.

However, there is speculation that there could be a minor change in the Android 5.1 roll-out time frame, if some unwarranted difficulties crop up.

But with a Canadian roll-out of the Lollipop update imminent, it should only be a matter of time for it to reach users in other countries.

New enhancements offered by Android 5.1

The latest Android 5.1 (Lollipop) update fixes some bugs inherent in Android 5.0 and Android 5.0.2, while adding the following features:

  • Fixes app termination bug
  • Fixes Wi-Fi not connecting issue
  • Improves battery management functionality
  • Returns Silent Mode feature that was absent from Android 5.0
  • Issues in "OK Google" voice-command addressed
  • RAM management improved
  • Fixes audio/multimedia-related problems
  • Wireless connectivity bugs fixed
  • Enhances notifications
  • Regular performance/stability improvements

Apart from the above features, the Android 5.1 offers a brand new Guest Mode and a RAW photo snapping capability.

With Guest Mode enabled, multiple users can log onto a smartphone, get divided memory and will be able to install customise applications.