A tipster from our source sent in some pictures showing their Telus branded Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge receiving its Android 5.1.1 update. Earlier, we were informed that the Galaxy S6 was also receiving its update as well…however, the Galaxy S6 Edge update also includes the Apps Edge feature from its Galaxy S6 Edge+ device to its smaller brother’s 5.1-inch display. The Apps Edge brings two new features to the Galaxy S6 Edge – the ability to swipe from the left or the right to get in touch with one of your five most used contacts and the ability to access five of your favorite applications from anywhere within the operating system. Other updates relate to bug fixes, performance improvements and enhanced features. It is a sizable upgrade at 485.63 MB and once downloaded and installed, it cannot be removed because of the security enhancements. As with all upgrades, it is a roll out procedure and if you have not received yours then you can always check for software upgrades on your Galaxy S6 Edge and ‘force’ the issue.
A few days ago we saw the updates going to devices on the Rogers’ network, so it looks like Telus is getting caught up with its customers. It is nice to see that Samsung is getting their updates to their flagship devices somewhat faster than in the past – it is certainly a simple way that Samsung can shine with its users or potential customers that have always complained about how slow they were. One upgrade that should excite the camera buffs is the upgraded camera area, especially in the manual controls area…this was done to counteract the great controls on the LG G4. The upgrade should bring more stability and improvements in memory management, improved battery life and multitasking.
Samsung made many changes to their new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, which have spilled over onto the newest Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Besides the design change from metal and plastic to metal and sealed Gorilla Glass, Samsung did away with the expandable memory microSD card slot and the ability to remove the battery. These changes did not sit well with Samsung users, so getting a fast upgrade is paramount for Samsung’s reputation.