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Android 5.1 is leaked during conference; new build powers Nexus 5 at Devoxx

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Android 5.1 is leaked during conference; new build powers Nexus 5 at Devoxx
While Android 5.0 is being rolled out to various Nexus handsets and tablets, two software engineers started discussing Android 5.1 at the Devoxx conference taking place in The Netherlands. Android Software Engineer Romain Guy, and Google Senior Software Engineer Chet Haase were sporting a Nexus 5 powered by Android Lollipop MR1, which stands for Maintenance Release 1.

A report published Thursday in The Netherlands, says that MR1 is an early version of Android 5.1. That report noted that Android 2.0 MR1 later became Android 2.1, and that Honeycomb Android 3.0 MR1 later became Android 3.1. Continuing with the pattern, Android 4.0 MR1 became Android 4.1, and Android 4.3 MR1 became Android 4.4 KitKat.

According to a screenshot that was displayed on a large screen during the conference, Android 5.1 will not be a huge change from Android 5.0, and it will continue to be called Lollipop. Of course, by the time that Android 5.1 is pushed out to consumers, there could be some new features included in the update.

Screenshot reveals that Android 5.1 is powering the Nexus 5 displayed at the conference

Screenshot reveals that Android 5.1 is powering the Nexus 5 displayed at the conference


Thanks for the tip!

source: AndroidWorld (translated) via AmongTech

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posted on 13 Nov 2014, 10:59 2

1. LebronJamesFanboy (Posts: 366; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


Well damn, I'm still waiting for 5.0 on my Nexus 5..

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 11:02 2

2. curtdragon (Posts: 19; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


Download it manually if you are okay with a clean install. You can also find the update.zip on some forums now

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 11:34

4. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


That's only for the ones with KTU84P, the ota zip file for KTU84Q isn't available as yet...Google is not even interested in telling when the other version will start getting the update.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:55 2

12. Awalker (Posts: 1578; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


The OTA is going out for both versions. The only reason why the zip file for the KTU84P version is available is that someone captured the URL when they were getting the OTA update. Google only releases the factory image.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 11:28 1

3. iamoa (unregistered)


can we first get the 5.0 for majority of the devices (gs note 4 specifically) please? we'll think about 5.1 later.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 11:50

6. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Forget the skinned android phones, even vanilla android devices aren't getting the update.....i don't understand why Google likes to keep the customers waiting, at least they should upload the OTA zip files on their website....they only upload the factory images which will erase everything and void our warranty.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:16 4

7. Rydsmith (Posts: 540; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


You know nothing of what you speak.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:25

9. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


You should have said " I know nothing of what you speak".

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:44 10

11. Rydsmith (Posts: 540; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


"Forget the skinned android phones, even vanilla android devices aren't getting the update"

1.) Wrong. The Moto X, Moto G, Moto E, Droid Turbo, HTC One (M7 & M8), Galaxy S 5, Note 4, Note Edge, LG G3, and all Z line Xperia phones are getting the 5.0 update. Hell, some already have the update trickling out.

".....i don't understand why Google likes to keep the customers waiting,"

2.) Wrong. Google has already provided the factory image for all Nexus phones. They have also provided the developer code for 5.0 months ago to allow for a swift rollout. They are not making anyone wait.

"at least they should upload the OTA zip files on their website....they only upload the factory images which will erase everything and void our warranty."

3.) Wrong. It's not that simple to allow any phone to update to 5.0 due to the open nature of Android. Each will require testing for different hardware and different versions of the hardware. It's not as easy as unzipping a file.

Again, you know not what you speak of.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:58

13. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


1) I was talking about the phones with OEM skins(like touchwiz), motorola's newer phones aren't skinned, they have vanilla android with a couple of extra features...i know that they(skinned android phones) will get updated but i was telling that they will take time.

2) Factory images are not for regular customers, they wipe all the data and they void our warranty and the same thing goes with the developer code...it's not for the regular customers....i said that they are keeping the customers waiting, not the developers

3) You are absolutely wrong, they already have the OTA files of the nexuses with them, they are only sending them to some users, if they upload those files, every nexus user can install them straight away via adb sideloading...I am only taking about the OTA files of the nexus devices, i am surprised that you couldn't understand it.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:36 2

26. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Nope
Download factoy image, edit the .bat file, delete the -w (stands for wipe)

Or just download a OTA zip if your on stock (no custom ROM or kernel)

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:07

17. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Please avoid accusing others of not knowing what they say just because you couldn't understand it.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:58 4

14. Awalker (Posts: 1578; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Adding to what Rydsmith said you can install the factory image without wiping your data.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:10

18. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Yes, there is a way of doing it(i did it for 4.4.4 on my nexus 5) but it doesn't work out every time and it voids your warranty just like the regular method.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:25 1

21. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3038; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Depends on the country, unlocking/rooting/custom roms, doesnt void warranty in my country, unless they can prove the malfunction is caused by it.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:32 1

22. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Great, were do you live?

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:41 2

23. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3038; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Netherlands.. it is a problem for the shop that sells you your phone though. Even if the manufacturer only gives 1 year warranty, the shop you buy it from has to give 2 years. And also can't claim loss of warranty on a rooted phone when the battery is the culprit (for example). If you brick your phone, they can charge money for unbricking it though.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 19:26 1

29. THEGUGU (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


I and many others on XDA have returned phones to Google after unlocking bootloader and flashing Roms or factory images. Some even with twrp flashed on it. Yep in the US.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 07:44 1

30. curtdragon (Posts: 19; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


He is right, you don't know what you are talking about. Everything mentioned in your post is wrong. Google isn't making anyone wait. They are releasing it to the Nexus devices OTA in the same fashion they always do, a rolling update. You don't ever hear about iPhone users complaining that the servers are down when they release updates? Same thing would happen. Nexus devices have factory images because well they are designed for doing so. You are not voiding your warranty but loading a stock image. All you have to do is remove the -w in the flash-all.bat and flash-all.sh.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 08:58

31. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


What I said is right(and apple is not having such problems these days and there are a lot more idevices than nexuses) ...if google's way of rolling out updates is okay with you, good for you, I don't care.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 15:31 1

32. curtdragon (Posts: 19; Member since: 13 Nov 2014)


No you are wrong, installing a factory image does not void your warranty and I just explained to you how to install it without it erasing your device

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 01:05

33. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


It does, I have also mailed to google play customer service asking about it cuz one of my friends couldn't return his phone even after unrooting it, go to a store, you will be told that it depends on the country's laws(even if you import it from somewhere else)..
You should not mislead others by saying that it doesn't void warranty, contact your phone's manufacturer if you want....sometimes you may end up getting your phone replaced, sometimes you won't.
Unless your country allows it(ex: Netherlands, according to Rebel), you can't claim that your warranty is valid.
And all this for an update? if Google doesn't want to update all devices at once, at least they should upload the OTA zip files for ADB side loading(that method is completely safe and it doesn't void your warranty) instead of leaving it to the customers to extract and upload it for the others.
Calling others wrong may amuse you but it's really foolish especially when you are wrong.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 11:46 5

5. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Like 4.0 was a visual overhaul and 4.1 was a functionality update, I hope this one follows the same path. Lollipop was all about visuals and ART, stock is still lacking basic functionality....

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:20

8. Wiencon (Posts: 1924; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


From what I heard 5.0 on N5 runs much slower than 4.4 so I hope they will fix this quickly and OEMs will push 5.1 updates.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 12:27 4

10. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Maybe it feels slower because of the animations.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:03

16. Takeharu (Posts: 226; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Same with the transition between iOS 6 and 7. It just felt slower due to the animations.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:40 1

27. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Google speed up the animations on the final version of Lollipop

Its much faster than KitKat

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:01 4

15. Awalker (Posts: 1578; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I have lilipop on my Nexus 5 and I can tell you that it's much faster and smoother than Kitkat.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 13:43 2

24. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3038; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


My experience is that it runs faster but I did do a clean install and not an upgrade. And I have my animations at 0.5 (which I did have on 4.4 as well).

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 14:26 1

25. Awalker (Posts: 1578; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I also did a clean install but I left the animations at 1x.

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