Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge On Sprint Receiving Android 5.1

Of late, the update race has taken a much needed change. While many waited for their android 5.x (Lollipop) update to arrive, the forward momentum has now firmly switched to that of Android 5.1. For those, that did not like Android 5.0 when first upgraded or found too many little bugs and annoyances, then this is the update which looks to rectify many of those small to medium issues. As such, for those owners, this is a very much welcomed and waited upon update. Well, if you are the proud owner of one of Samsung's latest device(s), the Galaxy S6 or the Galaxy S6 Edge and are on Sprint, then it looks like the latest version of Android, Android 5.1, is now on its way to you.

Sprint have confirmed that two Samsung flagship devices are now seeing the update arrive in the form of an OTA. As mentioned, this will bring your device up to Android 5.1. In terms of the Galaxy S6, you are looking at version number G920VPU20F7, while with the Galaxy S6 Edge, the version number is G925PVPU2B0F7. For both S6 devices, the size of the update looks to be coming in around the 570MB marker. Also as mentioned, the update will bring with it a lot of the performance fixes that users initially had issue with, when updating to Android 5.0.x. Not to mention, there will be a number of the more typical 'bug fixes' included as well. Not to mention, with likely some specific Sprint ones included.

In terms of when and as per usual, the update will become available on a staggered basis and as such it could take a couple of days to reach your specific device. Either way, you can check the progress of the update and whether it is ready by heading to the About Phone section of the settings and System Update. Those interesting in knowing exactly what Sprint are saying about the update, can hit the source link below and head over to the support page on Sprint. Just make sure to select the right S6 device for your specific update breakdown and information.

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