Android 5.1 Looks Set To Bring New Animated Clock Features

Over the past couple of weeks, there had been an upsurge in talks surrounding Android Lollipop 5.1. This is the next semi-major update to the latest android operating system and moves users up from Android 5.0. There have been a few incremental updates in between, of course. These have come in the way of Android 5.0.1 and the more recent 5.0.2. But this will mark the first real major update for the Lollipop operating system.

We already know, that there will be a number of more major(ish) bug fixes and performance issues coming with Android 5.1, which will be a welcome addition to those who are experiencing more serious issues than they normally do with incremental updates. Not to mention, that there is also a number of rumored features set to return, like the Android 4.4's (KitKat) Silent Mode feature. Which was strangely missing when android was upgraded to 5.0.

That said, it looks like we can also expect a number of newer features, tweaks and improvements that we have not seen before arriving too. The video below provides a quick glimpse at one of these features we can expect to see landing. Now, this is not exactly a breathtaking feature, but that said, it is something new. The features involves the way in which clock animations seem to appear and respond to page scrolling. As the pages are moved through, the animations perform cute little movements in a more animated fashion. You can see for yourself in the video below. On a slightly different note, if you missed the news this morning, it seems there is a new Google voice command feature rolling out soon which allows users the ability to change certain settings. Basically, you tell your phone to toggle Bluetooth, WiFi or similar and it does it for you. You can click here to read more about that feature or hit play below to check out the 5.1 clock animations. Let us know what you think of these new features? And let us know what other neat features you would like to see rolling out with Android 5.1?

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