Android 5.1.1 could be arriving soon to fix that annoying memory leak

Android 5.1.1 could be arriving soon to fix that annoying memory leak
The Android SDK Manager has a welcome new visitor in Android 5.1.1. This could quite possibly be one of the most eagerly awaited Android builds of some time. Unfortunately, the underlying demand for this update has nothing to do with aesthetics or performance. It has to do with a memory leak that has afflicted some Android users since the Android 5.0.1 update.

Google has acknowledged that the leak existed, but also posted that the necessary repairs had been made. Google did not have everything ready to go for Android 5.1, which is why the Android 5.1.1 update is so important to many Android users. After all, who wants to see the amount of available RAM on their handset drop sharply for no apparent reason? We might also see the addition of a VPN (Virtual Private Network) which would allow users to tap into a Wi-Fi network to communicate over a Google owned VPN. This would give more privacy to some Android users.

Just recently the stock Android Nexus devices received Factory Images for Android 5.1. The first-generation Motorola Moto G Google Play edition just became the first Google Play edition handset to receive Android 5.1.

Putting this all together, it means we could see the Android 5.1.1 Factory Images released soon for Nexus models as the cycle repeats itself.


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source: 9to5Google

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12 Comments

1. mikewillz

Posts: 52; Member since: May 03, 2013

I would sit here and complain about not having the latest update on my Tmobile Note 4, but as I sit here and ponder, I can't help but think to myself, my phone is running fine on Kit Kat. Oh who am I f**king kidding, WHERE THE f**k IS LOLLIPOP!?!?!?

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This is why you need to buy Nexus devices Oh who am I kidding, the Nexus 9 doesn't have 5.1 yet lol Google, the Android OEMs and the carriers need to step up their updating teams

4. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

I finally got 5.1 for my Nexus 5 yesterday. Don't actually notice any difference cus I shutdown my phone every day and I'm not really a heavy user.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The memory leak isn't that much of a problem in 5.1 (unless if your fav game is affected, then you'll have major problems) I went a week without rebooting on 5.1, and still didn't have any noticeable memory leak effects yet System ram was at 0.5GBs (non-leaking would be 0.2-0.3), in comparison 3-4 days on 5.0 would lead to system ram over 1GB

7. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 455; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

What about when you watch 720p or 1080p videos on youtube?

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I usually watch youtube on my desktop because its 60 fps and bigger But 1080p works fine as well on my phone, no 1440p or higher (Nexus 5 is 1080p, otherwise if I had a Nexus 6 then it would be able to play 1440p)

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yet another poorly written article about the memory issues with Google's builds of Lollipop Google's 5.1 did fix all the known memory leaks their build of 5.0 But Google's 5.1 brought at least one new memory leak, which is what users are complaining about, not the previous memory leaks That being said, Google needs to step up their testing processes IMO Google start using Moto's soak testing system/Apple's beta system, i.e. send test builds out first, so they iron out issues like the memory leaks

6. Awesoman64

Posts: 292; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Tru to that.

9. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Dang! I just updated to 5.0.1.

10. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I wonder which Nexus devices will get the update? They have some fragmentation going on. 2012 Nexus 7 is on 5.1. 2013 Nexus 7 is still on 5.0.X (can't remember if it's .1 or .2). Nexus 4 is on 5.0.1. Even the Nexus 9 is still "only" on 5.0.1. I remember the days when all Nexus devices would get the same update.

11. Professor

Posts: 223; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I have ver 5.1 in my Nexus 5. One of the most annoing problems with ver 5.1 (and 5.0.1) is that there is no way to put the phone in silence (only to vibrate). Another problem with 5.1 and that you can no longer find the phone number when going to settings and then about phone. They eliminated that in ver 5.1. I also have not found a way yet to set the phone in Air-plane mode anymore (if possible).

12. JohnBokilo

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

When Google starts struggling to get its software right, then you know the end may be closer than one thinks. The Roman Empire stumbled at the end, Microsoft was knocked off the most valuable company and where everyone would love to work, etc. If Google now becoming too big and unfocused to take care of crucial but small stuff?

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