Jun 3rd, 2015

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We’re anxiously awaiting Android 5.1 on our Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. To us it’s the real version of Lollipop, the one that fixed bugs and polished things up a bit. While we already know the basic, stock Android 5.1 features headed to the Galaxy S6, the boys at SamMobile are providing a few extra details on what Samsung has in store with their custom software.

When it comes to camera software, the Galaxy S6 is allegedly getting an even bigger boost. Manual controls are all the rage these days and users will find even more features inside the S6’s “Pro” shooting mode. Namely, the ability to shoot in RAW and lower ISO values (below 100) have been added. We couldn’t care less about RAW shooting (it’s way more trouble than it’s worth), the prospect of shooting even smoother photos with less noise certainly has us excited.

Small UI tweaks and new options to disable the parallax effect on the wallpaper were also discovered, all of which is covered in the video down below.

All in all, we’re excited to see what Android 5.1.1 brings to the Galaxy S6 and even though it wasn’t present in this early build, multi-user support is said to be arriving as well. Currently, the Android 5.1.1 update for the S6 and S6 Edge is rumored to arrive sometime in June/July for international models. No telling how long it’ll be before we see it hit stateside on carrier branded devices.