View Full Version : Android 5.1 officially released

All the rumors were true and Google has finally released (http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/2015/03/android-51-unwrapping-new-lollipop.html) the 5.1 update for nexus devices and some carriers in the USA.

The changes (http://www.androidpit.com/android-5-1-lollipop-update) include:

- HD Voice
- Official support for dual-SIM phones
- Simplified Wi-Fi and Bluetooth management
- Enhanced device protection ('missing' phones cannot be unlocked without the correct google account)
- Other minor bug fixes and improvements

The new phone lock sounds good to me, similar to apple with the icloud activation. The question is if all phone vendors and carriers will update their phones to 5.1 (even flagships are forgotten sometimes) and if they will implement the enhanced device protection on 'older' (2013? 2014?) units.

NOTE: I had a hard time posting this as the word "Wi-Fi" (without the hyphen) is censored (?!) so I had to check every line until I found the culprit http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/images/smilies/mad.gif Please check that out or tell me why that word is blacklisted.
Error Code 42: User Error. It's not our damn fault!

Thanks, looks like iOS 8.2 is released around the same time as well. Too bad no jailbreak for that, but I'm hoping Nexus Root Toolkit won't have any problems. Hopefully it will fix the memory leak I'm experiencing on Android 5.0.1.

Had been waiting for this from a long time. Finally it has arrived today. About time!

And now will wait for the update to roll out in India http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif.

Google haven't posted about the full list of changes in Android 5.1. Hope they post that soon.

Have been using my Nexus 5 with Android 5.0.1 and so far it's been working great. I have only a few apps installed though.

Just checked, and noticed that the factory image for Android 5.1 is available for Nexus 5, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 (Wi-fi). So, if any one wants to flash manually for these devices, they can.


Somehow Nexus Root Toolkit crashed during the root process... Worked fine the second time I tried it.

Everything appears snappier, but we shall see.

You have a Nexus? Did you install Android 5.1, or rooted 5.0.1?

If you are experiencing memory leaks, it might be because of one of the apps. You can try performing a factory reset, and cleaning/wiping the cache.