Android 5.1 Lollipop to release next month?

Amidst the problems and issues surrounding the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, its alleged major update Android 5.1 is finally taking shape. Latest whispers say that the OS update will be rolled out near the end of February.

This major update was first rumored by Android Pit and added that major Android 5.1 Lollipop OS will be released to manufacturers in the summer or in June or July. The report also added the changelog for the alleged Android 5.1 Lollipop OS update. The following are the bug fixes that will be included in the firmware update:

  • Silent mode added after missing on Android 5.0
  • 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 by certain devices fixed
  • Other improvements and changes
  • Changes in the Material Design color palette (after users complaints, possibly for a higher version though)

According to Master Herald, the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS will be a major system update like what was seen in the Jelly Bean update, which had three major system upgrades. The higher number of system updates signifies the problematic launch of the OS.

Meanwhile, Google continues to roll out patch updates for the Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. The tech giant released the Android 5.0.1 in December aiming to resolve some of the bugs and issues found since the launch. The next patch update, Android 5.0.2, was first seen in the Nexus 7 tablet and there is no word yet on whether it will be rolled out to other devices or meant for the tablet only.

There are also speculations that Google will take the veil off another patch update, Android 5.0.3, to resolve some of the notorious bugs ahead the Android 5.1 OS. Nevertheless, the tech giant will reveal more information as the alleged release of the Android OS nears.