New software releases are often plagued by glitches and Google's experience is no different. The Android 5.0 Lollipop was a great update to Android devices, but it came along with some bugs. Google tried correcting most of the issues in the Android 5.0.1 update, which is slowly being rolled-out to users. But it appears Google has not managed to fix all and will be correcting the others in the next Android 5.1 update. According to AndroidPIT, sources confirmed Google's next update will arrive late in February with a series of fixes and improvements.
This is certainly great news for Android users, who have suffered various problems with the Lollipop update. At the same time, it is surprising to see Google phase out its next major update so soon.
Besides the roll-out timeline, AndroidPIT also published a purported change-log of the Android 5.1 update addressing the major pain points. Some of the biggest fixes include sudden app closures, excessive consumption of network devices on Wi-Fi use, silent mode bug and lot more. Below is the entire change-log via AndroidPIT:
- Improvements to the RAM management
- Enhanced battery management
- General improvements in system stability
- Fixes bug causing sudden app closures
- Resolves Ok Google function
- Addresses notification problems
- Fixes problems with wireless connections
- Upgrade to the Material Design color palette
- Other improvements and changes
There is no confirmation that the Android 5.1 will roll-out in late February 2015, but the publication alleges the information comes from reliable sources. Google hasn't confirmed the next update but the alleged change-log adds some credibility to the rumor. If actually true, the Android 5.1 update will closely be watched by Android users, who are waiting for a permanent fix to their issues.