Google's much expected Android 5.0 (Lollipop) update started rolling out to older devices manufactured by makers other than Google last year, along with seeding to older Nexus devices as well. However, the OS upgrade was reportedly marred by inherent bugs/issues that hindered smooth operation of Android smartphones and tablets.
In order to fight bugs, Google released a minor Android 5.0.1 update, but the internet giant is expected to release a bigger and major bug-fixing software update in the form of Android 5.1 Lollipop, according to reports.
As per a report published in Android Pit, Android 5.1 will be officially showcased in February 2015, with the rollout said to complete during summer 2015.
Being a bug-fixing update, the Android 5.1 software is expected to correct certain major issues such as the Wi-Fi bug, RAM issues and rapid application termination.
The Android Pit report has listed a full changelog of the issues that are said to get fixes, with the highly expected Android 5.1 Lollipop update:
- 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
At this point in time, it is worth noting that the original Android 5.0 update is yet to complete its designated rollout to all the countries of the world.
Android 5.0 is now available for users of the high-end Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones in countries such as Poland, South Korea, Russia, Malaysia, with a rollout to other countries expected to take place in the very near future.