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Samsung did a pretty good job updating its flagship devices to Lollipop, but with Google moving the goal posts by releasing Android 5.1, the Korean giant found itself playing OTA catch-up once again.

The good news is the update to Android 5.1 could be coming as early as next month, at least for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. We know that thanks to Canadian carrier Rogers, which listed the two Samsung devices with a June release for the Android 5.1 update.

Now, to be clear, carriers can only offer estimates and, fairly often, these estimates don’t pan out. However, this is still a good sign for Galaxy S6 users in Canada, but also from around the world: there’s no reason for Rogers to get the update ahead of other large carriers, meaning it’s likely Android 5.1 will roll out in other markets around the same timeframe.

If the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are indeed going to get Android 5.1 in June, some HTC users may have a (new) reason to envy their Samsung brethren. Rumor has it HTC will only release Android 5.1 for the One M8 in August.

Back to Samsung, we’ve heard talk about camera improvements coming with the jump to Android 5.1, as well as the addition of a guest mode. We can also speculate that Samsung could patch up the bug causing poor RAM management, which is currently vexing more than a few Galaxy S6 users, despite the rollout of performance improvement updates.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.