Google Quietly Updates Android To Lollipop 5.1

Google Quietly Updates Android To Lollipop 5.1

Google announced on Feb 4 that the Android One program is expanding to a 5th country – Indonesia – after successful launches in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Google’s partnership with local manufacturers to build optimized devices that are able to run Android has seen a fairly warm reception so far.

However, arguably the bigger news is that these newer devices will be shipping with Android 5.1 Lollipop, coming after Android 5.0 launched in November 2014. It is not known exactly when Google will start pushing the update to current devices, but it does not look like a major release, so it might be over the next few weeks.

  • The unofficial changelog from Android Pit lists the following improvements:
  • Silent mode added
  • General improvements for system stability
  • Improved RAM management
  • Improved battery management
  • Fixes for crashing apps
  • Fixed issues with wireless connections
  • Fixed problems with OK Google functions
  • Fixed problems with Notifications
  • Fixed sounds problems experienced by certain devices
  • Changes in the Material Design color palette
  • Other improvements and changes



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