This is Android 5.1.1 running on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Android 5.1.1 is on its way to Samsung's new Galaxies. Photo: Samsung

Android 5.1.1 is on its way to Samsung’s new Galaxies. Photo: Samsung

Galaxy S6 and S6 edge adopters are itching to get their hands on Samsung’s latest Android 5.1.1 software ahead of Android M’s big debut this fall. To make you even more impatient, here’s a preview video that demonstrates all of the new features the update brings.

Put together by SamMobile, which has acquired pre-release firmware ahead of its public debut, the three-minute clip provides us with a look at the new manual exposure control in the camera app — which happens to be identical to the iPhone’s.

That’s not the only feature Samsung has borrowed from iOS, either; the company has also introduced a new launcher animation that “disconnects the apps from the wallpaper,” giving the appearance that they are floating and moving independently as you tilt your device.


In iOS, Apple calls this Perspective Zoom, and those who don’t like it will be pleased to know they don’t have to use it — it’s actually turned off by default — in TouchWiz.

Samsung’s update also allows for the removal of the S Finder and Quick Connect buttons in the notifications shade, and adds the ability to sort apps alphabetically in the app drawer.

One feature the update does not include is multi-user support, which we were expecting to see in Android 5.1.1SamMobile reminds us, however, that this is a pre-release build, and that could change before the update rolls out to Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners in late June or early July.