You may remember the memory leak bug that was reported on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop when it was released. Unfortunately, the same Bug still exists in the Google's latest version Android 5.1 Lollipop and it affects the system performance in the long-run. Google promised a final fix for this issue.
Issue No. 159738, "Memory leak still present on Android 5.1" was reported at the AOSP issue tracker. Last Friday, Google closed the bug and said that it has internally fixed the issue and plans to include it in the upcoming release version, Which most likely would be Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The complaints are beginning to read the same. Apps, especially Google+, restart on their own. Some active apps disappear in the middle of using them, and free RAM drops in hours to about 750MB-800MB from 1.1GB-1.3GB. Most of the people who sent in a complaint appear to be using the Nexus 5, although other Nexus devices have been cited. Some complaints said that opening apps would increase the amount of RAM in use, but closing apps would not reduce that figure.
Android version 5.1.1 shouldn't take long until we see it rolling-out to Nexus devices and tablets as an OTA package or a Factory Image.
We reported before that Google will release Android 5.1 Lollipop update on March. Today, Google has just published the official Android 5.1 Lollipop factory images for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 WiFi) and Nexus 10, other Nexus devices will follow soon. As for the OTA update, it will start rolling-out by the end of this month.
What's New in Android 5.1 ?
Android 5.1 brings support for multiple SIMs and cross-platform HD Voice, along with Device Protection which ties your Android device to your Google account and prevents unwanted access to your device even if it goes through a factory reset. Additionally, there are some tweaks to quick settings for easier control over Bluetooth and WiFi network switching. You can check the full change-log on HERE.
If you don't want to wait for the OTA, You can download and manually flash the official Factory images below:
- Nexus 5 Android 5.1 factory image link - Nexus 5 LMY47D
- Nexus 7 (2012 WiFi) Android 5.1 factory image link - Nexus 7 LMY47D
- Nexus 10 Android 5.1 factory image link - Nexus 10 LMY47D
Android 5.1 Lollipop is coming Next Month (March) for sure. From what we have so far, we can say that Lollipop 5.1 will focus on functionally and stability more, but this doesn't mean that Google won't take advantage of this MR (Maintenance Release) to tweak the Operating System UI overall.
According to the recent leaked screenshots and videos, Google will Evolve the Material Design UI even more in Android 5.1 release, Users will have the ability to switch to different Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections right from the notification area there are small arrows present under the icons of each connectivity option pressing one will present a list of available connections to switch to.
UI Hands-on [Video]
We all are waiting for Google's Next Android version which will be called Android 5.1 "Lollipop", it's rumored to be released as an OTA update for the nexus line-up very soon. Today, HTC's VP of Product Management said on his twitter account that Android 5.1 will be released in March.
He used Twitter to tell an inquiring HTC One Google Play Edition owner that a bug fix he was waiting for would be rolled out as part of "Google's next MR, which is in March".
"MR" stands for "maintenance release", and from what we've heard so far Android 5.1 promises to be just that and nothing more. So there's a high likelihood that Versi was in fact referring to this version in his tweet.
@JensEsbjerg It'll be tied to Google's next MR, which is in March. Thanks.— Mo Versi (@moversi) February 18, 2015
We are still waiting for Android 5.1 Lollipop, Google confirmed the Android version 5.1 release last week. Today, an Android One device spotted running the Android build 5.1 on a retailer shop in the Philippines.
Yes, just as you might've guessed, it's Android 5.1 Lollipop. It is said that Google has subsequently forced both manufacturers to remove the listing of the OS version from the specs sheets, but numerous hands-on reports claim that the Android version was, indeed, the coveted 5.1 Lollipop.
Well, we can only hope that Google will release the factory images of the build sooner than later.
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