It is no secret that November is Android season and this year in particular Android has generated much attention with its newly released Android Lollipop. For those that don’t know Lollipop will be Android 5.0 which an upgrade from the current Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system. In fact, the last 24 hours have been rather hectic with the first official (final) updates rolling out to the Nexus range of devices. As well as this, there is also news from the likes of Motorola and Cyanogen (and a whole bunch more) as to when they will roll-out their interpretations of Android 5.0.
Well, while all the manufacturers, OEM’s and ROM developers focus on bringing Lollipop to market, it seems Android developers are hard at work on the next incarnation, which is already being dubbed Android 5.1. Yes, although most of us have yet to see the final Android 5.0 version, it seems two Android developers were seen sporting a version of Android 5.1 on a Nexus 5. The developers were presenting at the Devoxx conference in Antwerp, Netherlands. As part of their presentation, the developers were using a Nexus 5 which seemed to be running on the operating system ‘Android Lollipop MR1’. Now obviously, MR1 doesn’t necessarily mean it is Android 5.1. However, as Androidworld points out, Android 2.0 MR1 did become Android 2.1. To add to this, Android 3.0 MR1 did in fact become Android 3.1 and not forgetting Android 4.0 MR1 eventually became Android 4.1. With this kind of logic in play it does highly suggest that was was being used by the developers is very much likely to be an early build of Android 5.1.
Of course, even if the rumors are true and this is Android 5.1, then there is not much need to get too excited yet. This version of Android will not bring with it any of the massive changes we are seeing from the crossover of Android 4.4 (KitKat) to Android 5.0. Not to mention as Lollipop is only just beginning its journey it is highly unlikely we will see an Android 5.1 anytime soon. That said, it is nice to see what might be coming and that Android are very much already working on the future of Lollipop? Hypothetically, what features would you ideally like to see included in future releases of Lollipop? Leave a comment and let us know.