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Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update Release Date for Samsung Galaxy S6, S5, S4, S6 Edge, Note 4

( [email protected] ) Jul 10, 2015 02:33 PM EDT
Ever since Android 5.0 came out, updates for Android devices have been quite a slow rollout.  Most Android devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 Note Edge, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 have Android 5.0 (also known as Android L or Lollipop), but there is still a question of when will Android 5.1.1 come to these devices.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 4

Ever since Android 5.0 came out, updates for Android devices have been quite a slow rollout.  Most Android devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S6 Note Edge, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 have Android 5.0 (also known as Android L or Lollipop), but there is still a question of when will Android 5.1.1 come to these devices. 

Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

According to Know Your Mobile, Samsung Galaxy S6 users are now receiving an Android 5.1.1 update in France, and there are reports that the Galaxy S6 EDGE being updated all across Europe, which includes users in the United Kingdom. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Sam Mobile reports that Samsung is already testing beta versions of Android 5.1.1 based ROMs for various existing devices, If you are an owner of the Galaxy Note 4, then you should have the Android 5.1.1 update by the end of July.  Granted, the Galaxy Note 5 will probably take its place pretty soon. 

Samsung Galaxy S5

For the Galaxy S5, a recent report from the International Business Times has stated that users of last year's flagship phone from Samsung are still awaiting their Android 5.1.1 update.  The issue is that version 5.0 was causing issues like battery draining problems, frequent crashes, as well as other bugs. 

AT&T was the first to roll out Android 5.0 for Galaxy S5 users, but there is still no word on 5.1.1.  the same can be said of Verizon, as well as Sprint.  Only enough, T-Mobile was the one that got Android 5.1.1 to Galaxy S5 devices at the end of June. 

Samsung Galaxy S4

As for the Samsung Galaxy S4, a separate article from Sam Mobile reveals that the S4 Google Play edition will get Android 5.1.  That sounds well-and-good for them, but what about for non Google Play edition owners.  There are reports that Google and Samsung haven't forgotten about the S4, and will bring it up to the latest version of Android at some point.

Considering that the Galaxy S4 is version of Samsung's flagship phone from two years ago, it was good that it even got the update to Android 5.0 on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, but not on T-Mobile, according to Android Pit.  There is no word on when the S4 will be getting its update, though. 

So yes, there doesn't seem to be an exact release date of Android 5.1.1 on any of these particular Samsung devices, which kind of means that it probably won't be receiving 5.1.1 soon.  Perhaps the bigger question that consumers will have is when will my device be receiving Android M?  This is the latest version of Android that was unveiled at Google I/O Developer's Conference, and it doesn't have a decimal designation or a sweet treat named after it.  Android M will be out sometime during the fall on the latest Android devices, and it will probably be another slow rollout with that.