Following a news article we published here a few days ago, we can now confirm that Google is to release Android 5.1 maintenance update this week. Information collected from various sources suggest that Android 5.1 Lollipop is to be installed in Nexus devices. Furthermore, (Gen 1) Motorola Moto G has been spotted running the Android version before its official release.  According to Artem Russakovski, a team member at Android policies, the new version of Lollipop will start rolling out in the Nexus 7 tablet.

Artem says that the Android 5.1 release is set to run the battery more smoothly. Google had lots of problems with battery life after the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop. But the new version is designed to get rid of such problems. Damian Junior, a Google plus user, has posted images of a Moto G running the Android 5.1 Lollipop version. Damian says that the new version is free from bugs when compared to the 5.0 version. Android 5.1 is to be accompanied by:

  • Additional improvements in system stability
  • Return of the Silent mode
  • Improved RAM management
  • Improved battery management
  • Resolves for OK Google function
  • Resolves for notification issues
  • Changes in the design color
  • Resolves for abrupt application closures

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This latest version of Android has already been installed in Android One devices selling in Indonesia and the Philippines. It is strange that Google hasn’t acknowledged the release of Android 5.1 Lollipop yet some handsets are already running the application. Weeks ago, it was evident that Google was testing its latest update on the Nexus 9, Nexus 7, Nexus 6 and Nexus 5. The testing made the release more likely.

According to Mo Versi, Google’s next Maintenance release will be this month, March. He claims that the device may be released late this week. He also claims that the battery problems are likely to be the cause of delay. The new version is said to have few changes regarding quick settings. One can now hide Wi-Fi hotspot from the setting’s tiles.

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