Android 5.1 Lollipop: What’s One of the First Phones to Get 5.1? India’s Spice Handset

The eagerly anticipated Android 5.1 Lollipop update will be first rolled out for the Spice Dream Uno and Spice Dream Uno H smartphones in India, according to a reports.

Spice is a handset that’s available primarily in India. It’s likely among the first phones to get the OS upgrade. The phones originally came with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

The company issued a press release saying 5.1 Lollipop would start rolling out in the next several days, according to broadcaster NDTV on Monday.

It says, “The Android Lollipop 5.1 update is the latest version of Android operating system and offers a significantly improved smartphone experience with an enhanced visual appeal, user interface and general improvements in system stability.”

The mobile brand hasn’t given out a changelog for the OS update.

A leaked screenshot for 5.1 Lollipop that was published a few weeks ago shows the changes. It was captured in a blog post about Android One smartphones in Indonesia.

According to AndroidPolice.com, “As it’s still very early, we don’t yet have a changelog for this update, but it should arrive soon enough. We’re expecting various bug fixes, and I personally have my fingers crossed for the resolution of the memory bugs resulting in slow performance and constantly reloading apps.”

And in mid-February, an HTC executive said via Twitter that Lollipop would be out in March, but he didn’t specify when.

PhoneArena.com also notes the upcoming Android 5.1 update will fix the Invert Colors and Wi-Fi Hotspot features

“This is not an intuitive feature and Google is certainly aware of that. This is probably the reason why both the Invert Colors and Wi-Fi Hotspot toggles will be easily removable in the next iteration of Android. Simply tapping and holding over the toggle will allow you to hide it for good,” the site says. 

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