Google has already officially revealed that Android 5.1 Lollipop exists just a few days ago. We got a change-log and some details about this version but no release date so far. A leaked image of a Moto G 2nd generation running Android version 5.1 has appeared online (photo below).
The Moto G on the photo is running a build that is dated on 2nd Feb and Motorola is still testing it. Android 5.1 Lollipop is expected to arrive by the end of this month (February), starting with nexus factory images followed by OTA package updates.
Google has just officially revealed a new version of its mobile operating system, Android 5.1 Lollipop. Google confirmed the next Android iteration "5.1 Lollipop" via its official Android One page. However, there are no details about the improvements made on Android 5.1 but we also got a change-log and some screenshots of this Android version.
Android 5.1 Lollipop Images Build number:
- Android 5.1, Nexus 5 Build/LMY29C
- Android 5.1, Nexus 9 Build/LMY22E
- Android 5.1, Nexus 6 Build/LMY22E
Android 5.1 Lollipop New Features Change-log:
- Silent mode added after missing on Android 5.0 release.
- General improvements in system stability.
- Improved RAM management.
- Fixes for sudden app closures.
- Improved battery management.
- Excessive consumption of network devices when used Wi-Fi fixed.
- Issues with wireless connections fixed.
- Problems with Okay Google function solved.
- Notifications problems solved.
- Some sound problems experience [sic] by certain devices fixed.
- Other improvements and changes.
It's only a matter of days until Google releases the Android 5.1 factory images followed by the OTA update to all its Nexus devices.
January,2015 Android distribution chart is out today. The big news is that, for the first time ever, Lollipop 5.0 has appeared in the Android distribution chart as you can see below. It's only now starting to be seen on more than 0.1% of devices. Upcoming OS updates this year will help increase that chart.
Compared to the January report, Android 4.4 KitKat has grown from 39.1% to 39.7%, and it's still in the most used version of the OS if you count the three different Jelly Bean releases separately. Otherwise, Jelly Bean leads the market with a 44.5% aggregate share.
Ice Cream Sandwich has dropped from 6.7% to 6.4%, Gingerbread from 7.8% to 7.4%, while Froyo has interestingly held still at a measly 0.4% of the market.
We already announced that Google will release Android 5.0.2 for more Nexus devices on Jan, 2015.
Today, Google posted the factory images of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop [LRX22G] for two more tablets the Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nexus 10. Google already released the the same factory image for Nexus 7 (2012) last December. This new update offers just a few bug fixes and the build might be limited to older versions of Nexus tablets. For example, the update has not been sent out to the Nexus 9, which is the most recent tablet offered under the Nexus name.
The 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA update will be available for all Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nexus 10 users very soon. You can use the factory image for would be to update your Nexus 7 (2013) and Nexus 10 to Android 5.0.2, without having to wait for an OTA update. You can find the factory image for the two tablets by clicking on the source link.
Google published Android Lollipop's new Android 5.0.1 version with bug fixes. But still Android Lollipop have lots of bugs. Here is the list of all Android 5.0.1 Lollipop problems in the aftermath of the update's release.
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is small bug fix update from Google. Currently rolling out to owners of select Nexus devices including the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, and Nexus 9. The update's goal is to shore up the experiences on these devices and stabilize them as we head into the new year.
We haven't noticed any system wide bugs and most of the Android 5.0.1 problems that we're seeing, so far, are both small and isolated. Still, there do appear to be problems.
Android 5.0.1 Bugs List :
- Inability to connect to wireless at work, screen rotation issues on the Nexus 7, various issues with Wi-Fi after installing Android 5.0.1, Android 5.0.1 installation issues.
- Problems with Google's "OK Google" function.
- Wi-Fi connectivity problems and security issues.
- Issues with sound after upgrading.
- Bluetooth issues.
- Problems with the home button.
- Reports about Notifications disappear without tapping them.
Not everyone is dealing with Android 5.0.1 bugs, at least not yet. We've heard from numerous Nexus users, of all shapes and sizes, who claim that Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is treating their device well. Our Android 5.0.1 experience on the Nexus 7 2013 has been outstanding and its performing well in key areas like battery life, Wi-Fi, and overall speed.
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