Rumor: Android 5.1 Lollipop Could Be Arriving Soon


The Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update race is still in full swing with manufacturers and carriers looking to get their updates out to their devices as soon as possible. It was only this morning that the latest update was announced to be rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sprint. However, while the carriers and manufacturers battle to roll out their major update from Android 4.4 KitKat) to Lollipop, android is very much preoccupied with its next major(ish) update. This is of course, the update which will bring devices up to Android 5.1 (Lollipop).

This particular update has been widely speculated upon recently. The update has already been spotted on Indonesian Android One devices and was already seen on a Nexus 5's benchmarks results. Not to mention, even more recently a Moto G (second generation) was also spotted running the update. Well, the latest in the rumor mill comes from Andorid Police's founder Artem Russakovskii. The information came via his Google+ account (source link below) and suggests Android 5.1 is nearing. In particular the information which Russakovskii states comes from one of their 'solid sources' suggests the Nexus range of devices could see the update landing within the next week. In particular, the information suggests the Google Nexus 7 (2013) might be the first to see the update land.


The idea of the 5.1 update landing in the next few days/week does tie in nicely with a tweet which was sent out by HTC's Mo Versi mid-way through February. In the tweet, Versi did suggest that the next MR (maintenance release) was scheduled to roll out in March. As such, the update had already been hinted as a this month release. In terms of what to expect from the update, well, the main aspect will most probably be slighter bigger bug fixes and performance resolutions than is usually encountered. Many users already on Lollipop have reported a number of issues they have encountered with the new operating system and it is likely a lot of these will be addressed. In the meantime, if you own a Nexus device then you might want to keep a look out for an update landing soon. Especially, if you are on a Nexus 7 it would seem.

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