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Android 5.1.1 now rolling out to international Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Samsung’s Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge is now rolling out to international handsets, exactly one week after it hit devices on T-Mobile in the U.S. It brings all of the same features and improvements U.S. users are enjoying — including manual exposure controls.

Two of the biggest changes in this update were undoubtedly inspired by the iPhone. The manual exposure controls are one of them, and they allow users to focus on their target when taking a shot, then drag their finger up and down on the display to adjust exposure.

The other feature is a parallax wallpaper effect, which causes your home screen background to move as you tilt your device, giving the appearance that the icons are floating above it. It’s pretty neat, though it can easily be disabled if you don’t like it.

Other changes in Android 5.1.1 include the ability to remove the S Finder and Quick Connect buttons from the notifications shade, and lots of performance improvements. Here’s a short video of the update in action, courtesy of SamMobile:

This update will be available to download over-the-air, and via Samsung’s KIES application for Mac and PC. As always, it will likely take several weeks to reach all devices on all carriers, and those with unlocked devices can expect to receive it sooner than most.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...


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