Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Receiving Firmware Update With UI Changes and More

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Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Receiving Firmware Update With UI Changes and More

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Edge, Samsung's flagship handsets, were unveiled last month and hit shelves in several countries including India last week. The handsets are already receiving a firmware update that brings several changes, including stability and performance improvements, and new features.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge firmware update weighs in at 252.98MB and comes with build number LRX22G.G925IDVU1AOD1. The Samsung Galaxy S6 (Review) firmware update weighs in at 252.94MB, and comes with build number LRX22G.5920IDVU1AOD1. The changelog for both updates is identical (seen below), and lists UI changes for native apps like Email, Music, S Planner and others.

With the update, the Photo Editor app also gets a new feature with the update, while accessories compatibility support has been improved. The fingerprint recognition process has also been improved as a part of the update.

Samsung also tips users to reboot the smartphone after the update if it becomes unresponsive, by pressing the volume down and power buttons for more than seven seconds. It is not yet certain if the firmware update for the Galaxy S6 fixes the camera flash issue, as promised by Samsung. According to some users, the flash remains constantly turned on.

On a related note, Samsung over the weekend released the kernel source code for both Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (Hands-On) smartphones on its Opensource Release Centre website. Access to device's kernel source code will let developers create custom ROMs. However, the device owners might have to wait for some time as the documentation related to Exynos chipsets are not available for now.

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  • Camera
  • Value for Money
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Display 5.10-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 2550mAh
OS Android 5.0
Resolution 1440x2560 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Fantastic performance
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  • Incredible camera
  • Bad
  • No microSD slot
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Display 5.10-inch
Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB
Battery Capacity 2600mAh
OS Android 5.0
Resolution 1440x2560 pixels
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