Android 5.1 is announced, bringing HD voice calls, security enhancements, and more
posted by Nick T. / Mar 09, 2015, 4:57 PM
We knew that it was coming sooner than later after references to it appeared on multiple occasions. Google just made Android 5.1 official through its blog, and it's looking like a modest, yet welcome update to the world's most popular smartphone platform.
In addition to the mandatory stability and performance improvements, Android 5.1 brings support for multiple SIM cards. The new software should make it easier for multiple users to share a dual-SIM smartphone or a single user to take advantage of multiple carriers' services. However, details are unclear as to how is Android 5.1 better at juggling between multiple SIMs.
Furthermore, we'll get enhanced Device Protection mechanisms in Android 5.1. Long story short, lost or stolen devices will remain locked until the original user logs in with their Google account credentials. The lock remains active even after a factory reset, which is great to hear.
Last but not least, Android 5.1 throws native support for HD voice calls on the table. Owners of compatible phones will be enjoying crystal-clear voice calls, as long as their carrier supports the feature. The Nexus 6 on T-Mobile or its upcoming Verizon variant, for example, are among these compatible devices.
These are all the major features coming in Android 5.1, pretty much. Along with them, we'll get a few minor ones, including the option to join Wi-Fi networks and control paired Bluetooth devices from the Quick Settings menu.
We're expecting details regarding the Android 5.1 release date to arrive in the near future. Chances are that Nexus smartphones and tablets will be the first to receive the new software, followed by the top models from major manufacturers.
source: Official Android Blog
Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014
This is unbelievable all nexus devices will receive the 5.1 update and my galaxy note 3 Verizon still with kit kat. :(
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:05 PM 2
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You got the double whammy man. 1.Samsung 2.Verizon.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:19 PM 11
KitKat is better than lolliflop
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:59 PM 9
Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015
i disagree, At first i didn't like it but now i do. I will say i am not a fan of the notifications on the lock screen set up. some things show and some things just put a icon there, it's quite annoying. Also my phone freezes A LOT LESS and keyboard don't go crazy no more on my s5.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 7:59 PM 1
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I think you will be quite all right with UK version:http://www.sammobile.com/firmw
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 8:35 AM 0
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Yet I don't have 5.0 in Samsung S5 G900H :P What an irony...
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:05 PM 0
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I've had it for over two months?
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 6:04 PM 0
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The number 1 feature that I hope for in this update is to fix the memory leak problems that is in 5.0
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:14 PM 1
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Its fixed :) https://android.googlesource.c
About time, its been a problem since the first Dev Preview og/lollipop-mr1-release/services/core/java/com /android/server/display/ColorF ade.java
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 11:49 PM 0
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How is 5.x? I haven't had a chance to use it.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 5:23 PM 0
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You serious? I thought you had every phone under the sun. You're not missing anything, Lollipop sucks pretty hard.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 6:04 PM 0
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According to me, at first it seems annoying, but slowly, it grows on you. I have been using it since it came out for my Nexus 5, and won't go back to KitKat even if I had the option to (without flashing custom ROMs). I'd say it's worth a try DJ.
posted on Mar 09, 2015, 9:40 PM 0
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