Verizon Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Update: 5 Things to Know

The Verizon Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is rolling out and with it new features and some enhancements for the carrier’s flagship models. With the roll out underway, we take a look at everything users need to know about the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 release.

In April, Google confirmed an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for arrival. The update is a bug fixer that’s aimed at tackling lingering Lollipop problems on Android phones and tablets. And while the update’s roll out started with Google’s Nexus devices, it has slowly started making its way to other devices including Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

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In June, Samsung started rolling out a Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to the regular Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. Since that day, the Galaxy Android 5.1.1 release has spread to other Galaxy S6 models and to other Galaxy phones like the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S5.

As we make our way into the summer, we continue to see Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 updates push out and yesterday, Verizon announced two brand new Android 5.1.1 releases.

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The Verizon Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is confirmed for both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and today we want to take a look at everything Verizon users need to know about their Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update release.

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Prepare Your Device

The first thing you should know is that we think you should prepare your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge for the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. This is a substantial update for both devices and a little prep work will go a long way towards ensuring a smooth transition from your current version of Lollipop to Android 5.1.1.

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We’ve put together a game plan that you should help you. First, take a look at some things to do before installing the Android 5.1.1 update on your Verizon Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge. If you’ve got that covered, you’ll want to take a look at our Galaxy Android 5.1.1 release date tips. If this is your first major Android update, these tips will almost certainly come in handy.

Verizon Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Rolling Out Now

The Verizon Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5,1.1 updates were confirmed yesterday and we can confirm that they’re currently rolling out the Verizon Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices across the country.

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Galaxy S6 owners are encouraged to check for the update in the About section of the device settings though you’ll more than likely get a prompt asking you if you want to download and install the new update. The update is a fairly sizable one so you’ll want to make sure that you’re downloading over a speedy Wi-Fi connection. If you find a fast connection, it should only take five to ten minutes.

Stagefright

One of the key elements of Verizon’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5.1.1 updates is a fix for the Stagefright vulnerability that’s gotten a lot of press over the past few weeks and one that caused Samsung (and Google) to reevaluate how they approach security updates. Going forward, Galaxy devices (and Nexus devices) should get more frequent security updates.

Other Enhancements

The update brings a number of other enhancements as well including changes to Advanced Calling, several key bug fixes, an option to turn off wallpaper motion effects, and some changes to the company’s critically acclaimed camera application. It’s more than just a fix for Stagefright issues.

Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Problems

Before you download the update, note that Galaxy S6 users have been struggling with Android 5.1.1 problems. T-Mobile was forced to rush out a big fix to alleviate battery life issues and we continue to see and hear complaints about Samsung’s latest Android Lollipop update.

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We haven’t seen any complaints about the Verizon Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 update yet but that’s because the updates are extremely new. Both are still rolling out to customers. In the days ahead, we do expect to hear complaints about these two updates.

There’s no way to tell if your device will be impacted and that’s why you need to know about our list of fixes for common Samsung Android 5.1.1 Lollipop problems. Keep these in mind both before, and after, your Verizon Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update arrives.

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