The wait for Google's Android 5.1 Lollipop update seems to be finally over.
Owners of Nexus devices will start receiving the latest version of Android Lollipop update this week, reports Android Police's founder Artem Russakovskii citing one of the "solid sources." The information may well be true as the Android 5.1 Lollipop update has reportedly been arriving on Nexus phones since last month. But due to some technical difficulties, Google was unable to push the update earlier.
The latest Android update is an important one for Nexus smartphone users as it is expected to addresss some of the biggest problems with the original Android 5.0 Lollipop update. These problems include bugs in the system's UI, settings and overall performance lags. According to Russakovskii, the second generation Nexus 7 will be the first device in the line to receive Android 5.1 update.
If the rumor is true, the latest Android update will deliver a buttery smooth Android experience, something the already-updated Android One smartphones have shown recently. According to a recent NDTV report on Monday, Lollipop 5.1 started showing up on some Spice Mobile Android One phones in India. In a separate report, Android Geeks spotted the latest update on a first generation Moto G device, but that's only for internal testing purposes.
Android 5.1 Lollipop Welcomes New Changes
Details on the changes coming with the Android 5.1 update are hazy but reports show main focus on fixing prior bugs and improving overall performance instead of adding new features. A report from last month suggested that the Lollipop 5.1 features improvements to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in the notification area, new clock animations and screen pinning feature. The next software is expected to fix all known issues with the previous updates such as battery woes, Wi-Fi issues, problems with OK Google, notification errors and other bug fixes.
The update is expected to bring the missing Silent Mode back to the OS as well as improve RAM management.
If you are a Nexus 7 user, keep an eye out for the latest Android update sometime over the weekend. Other Nexus devices are also expected to get the update soon.