I'm still waiting for 5.1.1 to come out for the s5! has verizon been better about updates for the s6?
Considering Samsung is pretty lax with updates, using the S7 as a standard for reference is relative and near futile Really.
How wrong can you be about Samsung's updates!!!
I cannot honestly believe that anyone would think that the rest of the world would put up with the rubbish, out-of-date, "clonewares", that AT&T and Verizon customers receive.
Also, #1.6 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide... it starts with the sentence...
"Think that everyone's Samsung Galaxy S5 is the same as yours...
I have two Samsung tablets (no carrier) and a Note 4 that Verizon tech states is Samsung's delay for updates that refute that. The tablets are 100% Samsung supported (Tab S 2014 models) that have been SLOW and INFREQUENT for updates. Nope, Samsung is the root cause.
Also had to get a branded version (Swisscom, in my case) because my provider doesn't support unbranded ones for WiFi calling and VoLTE. Updates come more frequent on branded ones here - Samsung doesn't seem to care about the Swiss market and tends to never update unbranded phones here at all.
Thanks, do you have a source for this? My (AUT) S6 never got any updates, same goes for my wife's. What causes updates not to be deployed to some handsets?Latest unbranded release from Samsung for the TAB S, SM-T800, is OL1 firmware, build date 07 Dec: 2015 on changelist #6522999. Latest build for the Note 4 from Verizon, SM-910V, is PA1 firmware, build date 20 Jan: 2016, changelist #101969629 I am guessing that these are the same Verizon techs who have been informing customers that it is Samsung and not Verizon that locks the S4, S5 and S6 bootloaders in an attempt to prevent rooting.
You do not mention which model you have. Switzerland has unbranded phones on Product code AUT as well as Swisscom branded ones on Product code SWC.
Galaxy S5 on unbranded AUT has had 6 Lollipop releases to-date
Galaxy S5 on Swisscom SWC has had 4 Lollipop updates to-date
Galaxy S6 on unbranded AUT has had 6 Lollipop releases to-date (Marshmallow is imminent)
Galaxy S6 on Swisscom SWC has had 7 Lollipop & 1 Marshmallow release to date
Thanks, do you have a source for this? My (AUT) S6 never got any updates, same goes for my wife's. What causes updates not to be deployed to some handsets?
1.1 tells me nothing I didn't already know. Yes, there are several versions of it, and yes we both have the AUT version. No updates - and we're not alone. On Swiss forums it becomes clear very quickly that unbranded phones in Switzerland just don't get updates from Samsung. The market is too small for their taste, I guess. I'll be buying Swisscom branded phones from now on, as there seems to be some contractual obligation for Samsung to release updates for those. This will cost me more and I hate apps pre-installed by providers. Unfortunately, there are no other Android phones that support WiFi calling and VoLTE on Swisscom and come with up-to-date hardware and decent cameras.Source
There are a number of reasons that you may not have received updates as outlined in #1.10 and #1.11 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide, (also applies to S6). You can also use #1.8 of the guide to check your CSC and Product codes to ensure you do both have the AUT Product code for unbranded Switzerland.