Android 5.1 Lollipop makes another appearance, this time in the Philippines

Android 5.1 Lollipop makes another appearance, this time in the Philippines
Google is still keeping mum on Android 5.1 Lollipop, the seemingly-newest version of its OS, albeit it's already been spotted on some Android One devices that got recently launched in Indonesia. 

It seems that the public has had another close encounter with the newest Android build - this time around, this happened in the Philippines, the most recent country that became a member of the Android One initiative.

Two new entry-level Android devices got just released there - the Cherry Mobile One and the MyPhone Uno.
 
Both phones feature fairly modest specs, 4.5-inch LCDs at 854x480, quad-core Mediatek MT6582 SoCs clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of native storage for the MyPhone Uno, 8GB for the Cherry Mobile One, among others, but the most interesting part of the specs sheet is the OS on board of both handsets.

Yes, just as you might've guessed, it's Android 5.1 Lollipop. It is said that Google has subsequently forced both manufacturers to remove the listing of the OS version from the specs sheets, but numerous hands-on reports claim that the Android version was, indeed, the coveted 5.1 Lollipop. As a refresher, it is expected to fix a surplus of shortcomings that vanilla Lollipop brought, namely the absence of a full-fledged silent mode. Well, we can only hope that Google will release the factory images of the build sooner than later.


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5 Comments

1. Biernot unregistered

Still waiting for Project Volta

2. vurobega

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

i count there's only 4 or 5 androidone handset then it rebranded by local manufacture to accomodate their name on back casing and in the OS....

3. androidph89

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

Booo. Apparently there isn't anything new in Android 5.1, just a couple of bug fixes according to the same blog.

4. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Android One in Europe, please!!!!!

5. TheGunnyPT

Posts: 252; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Interesting... Seems like we'll have to wait for atleast May to see 6.1 running on most mainstream OEMS. After all... Most of OEMS flagship are yet to get the official 5.0 in their regions. Remember that's it's normal to see newest android non.0 updates on lower end devices especially in these types of markets.

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