So finally Android has released a major update for Android 5.0 Lollipop, its android 5.1 Lollipop. This update is surely gonna make the new lollipop more sweeter for all Android users. Google is now slowly rolling out the android 5.1 update for all lollipop users. Google has announced about this update on its official blog. The android 5.0 Lollipop had some serious issue the old device. There were various issues, including crashes, hang, and other performance issue which made the google hurry to release new update 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 which was able to solve some issues but not all. That’s why Google is now rolling out this major update.
The new update is not only for the bugs, it also came with some exiting new features. According to the official blog post the new update comes with some new features like Support for multiple SIM cards, device protection, HD voice, Bluetooth control quick setting and ability to join Wi-Fi networks which I am going to discuss below.
The New Features of Android 5.1 Lollipop
The below are the new features of Android 5.1 Lollipop
Support Multi SIM Card
This really makes sense, now with android 5.1 Lollipop you can use more than one SIM card on the device which has a multi Sim slot. This feature is important whether you want to share your phone with friends and family or better to manage call cost.
This was the most awaited features, and now google finally launched this security feature with Android 5.1 Lollipop. With device protection your stole and lost phone will be locked until you sign in to your google account. Now you may ask me, what if the thief or someone else does a factory reset? This is the real beauty of this feature. Your phone will be locked even after a factory reset until you sign in to the google account.
So your phone will be nothing more than a toy for that man and all your data will be safe. This feature will be available on most Android phones and tablets shipped with Android 5.1 in addition to Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.
High Defination Voice Call
High Definition voice calling is now on your mobile phone. Get crystal clear calling with HD Voice between compatible Android 5.1 devices like the Nexus 6 on T-Mobile or Verizon.
Android 5.0 Lollipop user will start getting updates at different time, it depends on the type of android device you are using. Devices like the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 are already go the access to download image of this new OS directly from google. So if you are android 5.0 Lollipop then wait for someday, you will start getting update very soon.
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