How will the latest Android 5.1.1 affect Samsung Galaxy S5?

The Samsung Galaxy S5 had a lot of things going for it right away. As evidenced by iiNet’s Samsung Galaxy S5 review, the handset’s heaps of excellent featuresmade it a popular choice for Android users around the world. In addition to being dust and water resistant and having great fingerprint security and health tracking technology, the Samsung Galaxy S5 cruises along on the powerful Android Lollipop operating system.

However, things are about to get even better for those who use the Samsung Galaxy S5 as their primary communication device. That is because the unveiling of an Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update has firmed up the phones already impressive capabilities. Smart device updates of all kinds aim to patch up bugs that have bothered users. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is no different. However it also brings a heretofore unseen level of stability to the Samsung Galaxy S5. In the United States, the exact features and release dates for the update are varied, so your best bet is to contact your service provider to get the lowdown. The first carrier to get the Android 5.1.1. Lollipop update in the United States was T-Mobile.

Unfortunately, the rollout of Android 5.1.1. Lollipop was met with some resistance, as initial reports mentioned a Stagefright bug that, well, frightened users. These issues didn’t affect every customer, but Samsung and other companies took initiative and announced monthly security updates to combat these issues. This assuaged fears of updating.(Sometimes, it’s better for others to have access to the technology first to get all the wrinkles ironed out!)


These solutions have provided a cleaner, easier process for more recent updaters. An OTA Update for the Galaxy S5 via T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T fixed StageFright in the United States, keeping the bug from taking control of users’ cameras and infecting thousands of other Android users.

In addition to cleaning up StageFright, the most currentAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop updates bring more overall stability to the phone-using experience. Another thing that users can agree is a positive is improved safety features surrounding the factory reset of a device. Now users must log in with their Samsung account information in order to use a phone after a factory reset. This is another deterrent for thieves, who now will find the handset worthless without personalized Samsung login data.

To check to see if the update is available on your device, access the Software Updates menu by getting to About Phone by way of Settings. If you do see the update is ready for your handset, confirm the download. Your device should then begin installing it.

The Android 5.1.1. Lollipop update isn’t earthshattering, but that is because it doesn’t necessarily have to be. After getting over the hurdles of the StageFright bug that affected early downloaders, the main benefit of the update is the solidification and firming up of an already excellent operating system that has made smartphone usage a satisfying experience for millions of customers around the world.

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