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Samsung rolls out Android 5.1.1 for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Samsung has begun rolling out its Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The software is said to be hitting handsets on T-Mobile in the U.S. right now, and it brings bug fixes and performance improvements, as well as new features.

One of the biggest changes is a new exposure control in the Camera app, which lets users focus on their subject and then use a simple slider to adjust exposure — just like on the iPhone. And that’s not the only feature Samsung has borrowed from Apple.

Android 5.1.1 also introduces a “parallax” wallpaper effect, which allows the wallpaper to move behind your app icons to deliver a 3D-like effect. You can see it demonstrated in the hands-on video below fromĀ SamMobile:

Other changes found in Android 5.1.1 include the ability to disable the S Finder and Quick Connect buttons in the notifications shade, and plenty of performance improvements.

If you have a Galaxy S6 or S6 edge on T-Mobile, you can expect Android 5.1.1 to be arriving over-the-air shortly. You can also download and install the update through Samsung’s KIES app for Mac and PC.


Killian Bell

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