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There is good news for users of Google's budget Android One series of smartphones. The much expected Android 5.1 OS update has now been confirmed for Android One handsets and Indian smartphone brand Spice will be the first to seed the new OS upgrade.

According to an NDTV Gadgets report, the Android 5.1 update rollout (for Android One) will begin with Spice's Dream Uno and Dream Uno H smartphones in India. This means that users of these devices can check out for OTA notifications for the new software.

As of now, both of Spice's Dream Uno and Dream Uno H run the legacy Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating platform out of the box.

What's new in Android 5.1?

Although the official changelog is yet to surface, the NDTV Gadgets report quotes a leaked changelog to indicate the list of new aspects of Android 5.1 for both the Spice smartphones.

According to the leaked changelog, users can expect the following new enhancements within Android 5.1:

  • Fixes to app termination bug
  • Fixes to the Wi-Fi not connecting issue
  • Improved battery management functionality
  • Comeback of the Silent Mode feature that was absent within Android 5.0
  • Issues in "OK Google" voice-command addressed
  • RAM management improved
  • Fixes to audio/multimedia-related problems
  • Wireless connectivity bugs fixed
  • Enhancements in notifications
  • Regular performance/stability improvements

These enhancements are in line with those that had surfaced earlier and seem indicative of Android 5.1's features.

Google's Android One range of smartphones have been receiving Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update from February this year, but the update is yet to complete its designated rollout as promised by Google.