Earlier this week, Android 5.1 update was officially launched by Google. The update was availed to many Nexus tablets and smartphones. For now, it is installed in the Nexus 5, 6, 7 and Nexus 10.  According to Google many handsets are to receive this update in the coming days.

Google debuted Android 5.0 update in October last year. It also released Android 5.0.2 and 5.0.1 software shortly after the Android 5.0 update was debuted. The software was aimed at improving performance and fixing bugs in Android handsets. Unfortunately, this software didn’t solve the problems. Nexus 7 suffered a lot of problems that the Android 5.0 update didn’t solve.

Android 5.1 update is set to solve those problems that the previous update was unable to solve.  The latest update is set to:

  • Fix bugs
  • Improve performance
  • Improve the battery life
  • Secure the memory leak problem

The update enables a complete visual overhaul in Android devices. The visual overhaul contain tons of colors, animations, better battery life, effects, more tweaks to the lock screen , a notification pull-down bar and a software under the hood such as ART.

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After Android 5.0 Lollipop was released, a lot of Android users flooded Google’s inbox with complaints. Many were frustrated that the update didn’t solve most of the problems in their Android devices.

Google decided to create a better more update that this Android 5.1 Lollipop to solve the problems and to restore users confidence to the Android devices. So far the impressions of the new Android update are positive. The update is running smoothly on the Nexus family. There is a noticeable performance and speed increase in the Android handsets. The battery life is also rumored to have a huge bump too.

The Nexus 6 users will receive the update as an OTA in the next few days .Nexus 6 users who have received the update should remain patient since the update is still continuing to arrive in the next few weeks.

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