Samsung rolls out Android 5.1.1 update to Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge first to address Android 5.0 bugs


Users have observed problems in the latest Android 5.0 update in Samsung devices, but the tech giant is rolling out another update in an attempt to fix the bugs.

According to the Tech Times, Galaxy Note 4 users have complained about several problems with their devices after upgrading to Android 5.0 Lollipop earlier this year. One of these problems included decreased battery life, but users have also noted overheating, forced closing and freezing of apps and missed notifications after updating their software.

While some users managed to address the problems by performing factory resets, the bugs still persisted for other owners of Galaxy Note 4 phablets, the Tech Times noted.

iDigital Times said that the battery drain can be attributed to code within Android 5.0 that keeps a mobile data connection running on the Galaxy S6, even when the app that initiated the data connected has been closed.

The bug affects apps like Google Play Services and Google Now.

Android Origin also reported that Galaxy S4 and S5 users have reported experiencing battery drains and “memory leaks” after updating their smartphones to Android 5.0. Subsequent updates to Android 5.0.1 to Android 5.0.2 failed to address the memory leak problems for these two devices.

As a result, an update to Android 5.1.1 is currently rolling out for Samsung devices, Gotta Be Mobile reported.

The update is initially available only to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, the websites said, but Note 4 users can expect an update to roll out for their devices soon.

Gotta be Mobile also revealed that the update is currently limited to Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge devices contracted from T-Mobile, but will be available to S6 and S6 Edge phones from other US carriers soon.

In the meantime, Note 4 users can expect the update to roll out for them by the end of next month.