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Galaxy S6 Active gets Android 5.1.1 with Samsung Pay

AT&T has begun rolling out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for the Galaxy S6 Active. The release brings a number of performance and battery life improvements, the latest security fixes — including a Stagefright patch — and Samsung Pay.

Although the Galaxy S6 Active has been running Lollipop for a while, it’s been a little behind the rest of the Galaxy S6 series when it comes to Android updates. But it is now catching up with what will almost certainly be the last Lollipop update before Marshmallow arrives.

Rolling out to Galaxy S6 Active handsets on AT&T now, Android 5.1.1 brings a long list of improvements to things like performance, stability, and battery life — and beefs up security, eliminating the Stagefright vulnerability with the latest Android patches.

It also adds Samsung Pay, allowing the S6 Active to finally join the rest of the Galaxy S6 series — and indeed the Galaxy Note 5 — in making contactless payments.

It will likely take a while for this update to reach all S6 Active handsets, but rest assured it is on its way. You can search for it manually from within the software update section of the Settings app, but you should receive a notification when it’s ready to download.


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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...