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Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update: OTA Release for Samsung Galaxy E7 and Galaxy E5

September 2
12:40 PM 2015

Samsung, in the European and Asian regions, is now kicking off rolling out the 5.1.1 software version of Android Lollipop to Galaxy E7 and E5 handsets. Reports suggest that Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will also be up for update in Canada and the United States for these devices before the year 2015 ends.

Top-selling mid-range smartphones Samsung Galaxy E7 and Galaxy E5 are set to be updated with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop by September and will bring with it several patches and battery performance optimization. According to reported changelog, the mobile operating system update will also bring general system stability, user interface animation, and camera and security enhancements.

Galaxy E5 and its successor Galaxy E7 are currently running the Android 4.4.4 KitKat and are slated to skip Lollipop versions 5.0, 5.0.2, and 5.1 in favor of the final Lollipop update. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop weighs roughly 750 MB.

To manually check update, head over to Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for update.

Here's a quick rundown of features brought by the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop:

1.     Material Design. Android's latest user interface is made even sleeker by using smoother shadows, livelier animation, fresh font style and vibrant colors. Material Design gives Lollipop cleaner minimalist design.

2.     Device Switch. Lollipop now has a more convenient way to switch once device software using the near-field communication (NFC) which will set up the same format for apps, wallpaper and screen layout when transitioned. This also takes note of preferences such as Wi-Fi connection settings or location choices. Even without the NFC capacity, device can manually restore settings froma previous device using a Google account.

3.     Sync with Other Device. Syncing TV, watches, cars, smartphones, and tablets to a device is made possible plus perks and privileges of allowing users to browse, listen and watch on one device and continue where one left off on another. This operates using a Google account as key which also provides good access to apps, photos, docs and music.

4.     Advanced Security. Following security threats, increased protection will guarantee stricter privacy of sensitive data especially when device is lost or stolen. Protection against malware and a better Smart Lock also takes tight grip of information to trusted devices.

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