Android 5.1 Lollipop: Release Date Slated for Nexus 4, Nexus 5 in Early 2015

January 8, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Android 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 Lollipop updates have rolled out to many of the Nexus phones, but both updates to the original 5.0 Lollipop still contain bugs and other problems.

But now news has emerged that the 5.1 Lollipop update will roll out to at least some of the phones in 2015. The 5.1 update is different from the 5.0.1. update, which included just small updates from the original 5.0 update.

Sources told Android Pit that the 5.1 update will roll out sometime in the first quarter of the new year.

Users have been experiencing difficulty with the 5.0 update, including problems such as battery drain.

The blog says that 5.1 will be aimed at fixing the problems that cropped up with the latest Lollipop updates.

That includes a silent mode that was missing on 5.0, fixes for sudden application closures, and improved battery management.

5.1 will also include fixes for the notifications problems, the sound problems, and stability problems.

A leak from late last year indicated that overall, the 5.1 update won’t be a huge change from 5.0, and it will still be called Lollipop.

Rumors indicate that the 5.1 Lollipop will first roll out to the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.

Though information on the 5.1 update is currently pretty scant, new details should be emerging in the coming days and weeks.



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