Android 5.1 Lollipop will start rolling out soon. The long awaited update will contain some mayor bug fixes that many users have been waiting for and some new handy features that many users have requested.
While some manufacturers are still struggling to release Android 5.0 Lollipop to its users, Google is soon planning on launching Android 5.1. Here is a list featuring some of the improvements and changes coming to 5.1 Lollipop (Full changelog here)
- Silent mode is back after being removed in 5.0
- General improvements in system stability
- Improved RAM management (This should fix the memory leak issues)
- Fixes for sudden app closures (we have provided a guide on how to fix this now here)
- Improved battery management
Bellow is a list of manufacturers each with their device and information about Android 5.1 Lollipop. Keep in mind that not all have confirmed that they will get updated, instead have been added to the list looking at their past update history.
Android 5.1 Lollipop: What Phones will get the update?
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 5
- Nexus 4
- Nexus 7 (2013)
- Nexus 9
- Nexus 10
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy S5
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
- Galaxy Note Edge
- Galaxy Note 4
- Galaxy Note 3
- LG G3
- G G Pad 8.3 GPE
- HTC One M8
- HTC One M9
As of now, it is yet unknown if Sony will upgrade its devices directly to Android 5.1 Lollipop or to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop but their OTA update is expected to roll out during the same time 5.1 will be released to the public.
Asus case is similar to that from Sony as their device’s haven’t been upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop yet but are expected to in April. We could see Asus release Android 5.1 Lollipop directly and skip Android 5.0.
- OnePlus One (CM13S)
While Android 5.1 will bring a lot of changes, it will mainly address bugs and bring a lot of loved features back from Android 4.4. Google is also working on “M” or Android 6.0 which will make big changes to Android but specially Android in the Car.