Already, Google 5.0.1 Lollipop is the new kid on the block, having replaced version 5.0 of Lollipop to be the most recent update of the Google Android operating system. A proportion of users are also leveraging Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, which is a further build of 0.1. Still, the release of Android 5.1 Lollipop had so far been a mystery to most users, including owners of the Nexus 5 and 6 devices.

Details are continuing to emerge ahead of an official announcement for Android 5.1.

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop updates are currently available across a number of Android devices. Today, owners of the Google Nexus devices can take advantage of these updates that squash some of the problems common with Lollipop 5.0. As the year moves forward, we expect that most devices will get a Lollipop upgrade as more and more OEMs adopt the new fixes.

Just so far, Google has issued the Android 5.1 Lollipop update to select devices in select parts of the world. And considered that Google hasn’t yet announced what’s in this latest iteration of its popular mobile software, we’re still left to speculate.

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Status of Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

Andy version 5.1 has still not been recognized by Google, but it’s already running on a section of devices. A good example are the Android One smartphones being sold in some parts of Asia, including Indonesia and the Philippines. Indonesia’s Android One smartphones, which are part of a Google initiative to make devices cheaper, started getting the 5.1 update of Lollipop at the start of February. Initially, Google had made references to the Android 5.1 Lollipop as the operating system version installed in its Indonesia Android One devices. But this reference was later scrubbed, for one reason or the other.

Variants of Android One in the Philippines also come equipped with the Android 5.1 Lollipop, and this trend is likely to unfold in other Asian nations where Android One devices are already availed to the market. Although we have no precise idea how good Android 5.1 looks like, we expect that the same update will roll out to most devices in the course of the year. This comes as Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone owners across the US get their Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

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