Contrary to initial reports last week that it would be Motorola devices which shall be first receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop, the major update to the problematic Android 5.0 Lollipop, it seems that Google Nexus devices will beat everyone else to the draw.
Christian Today has reported that Google’s latest update to the Android, the Android 5.1 Lollipop, will quietly roll out to the Nexus 5, the Nexus 6, and the Nexus 9 anytime now.
Last week a leaked image of a Motorola Moto G 2014 was release running on Android 5.1 Lollipop already. The leaked photo indicates that the Moto G 2014 with Android 5.1 Lollipop on it has a build number of LXY22E and it is dated February 2.
The same report also said that it is very likely that Motorola will also be rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop to its other key devices like the Moto E and the Moto X very soon.
Google has promised to release the major update of its latest mobile operating system in February.
Problematic Android version
Because of the problems encountered by Android 5.0 Lollipop upon its roll out on November 12, 2014, Google had to come up with at least two patches to appease the frustration of some users on the latest mobile operating system for Android handsets.
Google initially released the Android 5.0.1 patch in the last week of November, which was sufficient enough to address certain bugs but not all of them. So in December, the Android 5.0.2 patch was released.
Again, despite addressing some bugs, glitches and other issues, the patch was still not good enough to fix all the key problems. Thus, Google went back to the drawing board and started working on the Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The major update to Android’s latest mobile operating system will restore the silent mode that the Android 5.0 Lollipop has done away with. It shall also come with other features including optimized memory and battery management, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, among many others.
A totally new Android
Because of the problems brought about by the highly-touted Android 5.0 Lollipop, many Android users were expecting a totally new Android OS. The number and the decimal on the name of the current mobile operating system indicate how big the update is – whether it’s just a patch or a major update.
Since the Lollipop moniker remained with the latest update of the Android version, many believe that the changes would just be minimal and not groundbreaking as many are hoping it would be.
But it remains to be seen how the Android 5.1 Lollipop will address the remaining problems of the Android 5.0 Lollipop. The two patches that Google released in November and December did address some bugs in the mobile operating system but they also generated new bugs and glitches in the process.