If you are running A Nexus device, one of a couple of Motorola devices, the LG G3 in Europe or the Samsung Galaxy S5 (strangely) in Poland then chances are you are currently enjoying the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update. For virtually all other manufacturer and device owners, you are probably still stuck on little old Android 4.4 (KitKat). If you are one of the folk currently on KitKat and seriously cannot wait for Lollipop to land then it will be interesting to see what you think of today’s news. It seems reports are now starting to come in that Android 5.1 (not to be mistaken with the recently released Android 5.0.1) will be released in Q1 of 2015. This is rather soon after the initial launch of Android 5.0 and quite possibly before a number of devices will even be upgraded to Lollipop. Rumors like this would normally be taken with a large side portion of salt, but this one comes with an interesting caveat, a changelog.
Yep, if the rumors are true then, we are already getting to find out what will come with the next installment of Lollipop. The changelog almost largely consists of bug fixes, but of the more larger and notable bugs we have seen recently in the news. These include “General improvements in system stability, Improved RAM management, Fixes for sudden app closures, Improved battery management, Excessive consumption of network devices when used Wifi fixed, Issues with wireless connections fixed, Problems with Okay Google function solved, Notifications problems solved, Some sound problems experienced by certain devices fixed, Other improvements and changes, Changes in the Material Design color palette“. For those that were previously complaining about the lack of the silent mode on Android 5.0, then it seems this will also be redressed in 5.1.
So there you go. While the world waits for Android 5.0 (Lollipop) to land, it seems Android 5.1 (Lollipop) might actually only be a matter of weeks away from arriving. This is only a rumor at this point and so should not be taken too matter-of-factly right now. But what do you think? Will the powers-that-be release 5.1 so soon? How does the changelog sound? What would you like to see included in Android 5.1? Let us know your thoughts