Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ updates improve lag, restores optical character recognition feature


Samsung’s 2 2015 phablets — the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus — are getting some new upgrades. They’re not huge, but they do address a couple of important performance issues that folks are having.

For starters, Samsung seems to have fixed an issue where the device would lag upon waking it up. This is a pretty big deal for anyone who knows how annoying it is to have to deal with that.

Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Another key change Samsung seems to have made is the reintroduction of optical character recognition — the Smart Select feature’s ability to read text — on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. We’re not sure why the feature was taken out in the first place, but folks are sure to be glad it’s back.

Beyond that, this is just a minor performance enhancement and bug fixing update, and as such you should also be made aware of the previous changelog items, including improved call quality and battery usage optimization. Those on the Note 5 should be looking for build N920GUBU2AOK3 and S6 Edge Plus owners are getting G928IDVU2AOK8. Head to Settings > About Phone on your device to check for it. 

[via SamMobile]

Quentyn Kennemer
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