Awhile back, if you remember, it was rumored that Google would release Android 5.1 in February. Well, if you haven’t checked a calendar anytime soon it is Febrary it seems that Android 5.1 has already surfaced. With no formal announcement as of yet, we could be leap-frogging Android 5.0.3 straight to Android 5.1.
Thanks to the guys over at Android Police, they have found out that the first iteration of Android 5.1 have already begun shipping on Android One devices in Indonesia. While the Android One official website mentions Android 5.1 multiple times, no other site does. This would be extremely hard to fake and or be a typo, so in the meantime, read the expected changes posted by Android Pit below.
- Silent mode added after missing on Android 5.0
- General improvements in system stability
- Improved RAM management
- Fixes for sudden app closures
- Improved battery management
- Excessive consumption of network devices when used Wi-Fi fixed
- Issues with wireless connections fixed
- Problems with Okay Google function solved
- Notifications problems solved
- Some sound problems experience by certain devices fixed
- Other improvements and changes
- Changes in the Material Design color palette
To go along with the imminent release of Android 5.1, some Nexus device build numbers for the update have surfaced as well. These are not for sure either, but the information backing it is plentiful.
- Android 5.1; Nexus 5 Build/LMY29C
- Android 5.1; Nexus 6 Build/LMY29C
- Android 5.1; Nexus 6 Build/LMY29D
- Android 5.1; Nexus 9 Build/LMY22E
- Android 5.1; Nexus 6 Build/LMY22E
Yes the name Lollipop will stick, even though this is a significant update. A name change to ‘M’ will not happen until later this year. If any more information surfaces, like an official announcement from Google, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
Source: Android Police