Samsung Android 5.1.1 Release: 10 Things to Know Now

The Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 continues to make significant progress as we push into August. With new details sprouting up left and right, we want to take a look at a few things you need to know if you’re looking to make the move to Samsung’s latest update.

In April, Google released its Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for Nexus devices. The update brought bug fixes and enhancements to owners of the Nexus tablets and smartphones. In the weeks after the Nexus release, we’ve seen some Android manufacturers follow suit with Android 5.1.1 updates of their own. Among them, Samsung.

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The Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 release has been going on for several weeks now and it encompasses a number of big name devices including the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4, and the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 might be getting older but it’s still receiving excellent treatment from Samsung.

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As we’ve made our way into August and closer to an Android M release from Google, we’ve started to see Samsung pick up the pace with its Android 5.1.1 deployment and deployment of other key updates.

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The company is clearly working hard to get new software out to as many devices as it can before it starts the heavy lifting with Android M. It has yet to confirm any Android M updates but there’s a very good chance that we’ll see current Galaxy devices get Google’s next release.

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With Android M on the horizon and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop rolling out in force, we want to take a look at a few things you need to know now about Samsung’s Galaxy Android 5.1.1 release.

New Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 Release in U.S.

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New Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 Release in U.S.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update first rolled out for T-Mobile users back in June. Since then, we've seen the update confirmed for a French carrier but no one else. And it's not clear if Samsung plans to push it out to anyone beyond T-Mobile at this point. 

What we do know is that T-Mobile's rolled out an August Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 update that brings a couple of fixes with it.

First, and most important, it brings a fix for the Stagefright vulnerability that captured headlines a short time ago. It also brings a fix for an issue with the device's Swype keyboard. It also, it seems, brings support for Advanced Messaging

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It's a sizable update and one that T-Mobile Galaxy S5 users will probably want to download given the fixes that are on board. 

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