The first builds of Android 5.1 began appearing on Android One devices shipped in Indonesia. This isn't an update we're talking about either: these devices have come out of the box running the latest and greatest Android version. We broke the news of Android 5.1 appearing in Q1 back in mid-December, but the speed at which this update has appeared is impressive.
One of our sources previously informed us that Android 5.1 would be launched by the end of February or early March, and a second, completely separate source, also privy to important information regarding Android updates, confirmed it.
Not only that, this is allegedly a rather large update with many interesting new features. See the changelog provided to us (from mid-December) below:
Silent mode added after missing on Android 5.0
General improvements in system stability
Improved RAM management
Fixes for sudden app closures
Improved battery management
Excessive consumption of network devices when used Wi-Fi fixed
Issues with wireless connections fixed
Problems with Okay Google function solved
Notifications problems solved
Some sound problems experience by certain devices fixed
Other improvements and changes
Changes in the Material Design color palette (after users complaints, possibly for a higher version though)
So far there is no information about other additional functions that Android 5.1 might bring, but we'll be sure to report on those as soon as we hear them. With more new Android One owners in Indonesia unpacking Android 5.1 we expect to know a lot more about its feature set in the coming hours and days.
AndroidPIT Evercoss A65 Android 5 1 build number
Android will now protect your phone from intruders even if a factory reset happens on a stolen device. Google promises this new feature, which essentially binds your device to your Google account until you say otherwise, will be available in almost everything that ships with Android 5.1.