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Everything you need to know about Google’s next major Android Lollipop update

Android 5.1 Lollipop Update

Google recently released a new version of Lollipop, Android 5.0.1, bringing users several bug fixes in the process. But the company has a more significant upgrade in the works, and just about everything you need to know about it has been revealed in a new leak.

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AndroidPit has learned from two trusted sources that Google will release Android 5.1 at some point in the first quarter of 2015. The update might be released by the end of February, according to these unnamed sources.

Even more interestingly, the publication has obtained an early changelog for the upcoming update, revealing all of the key features that are supposed to be included in this upcoming new version of Lollipop, though it’s not clear if the final Android 5.1 changelog will include additional features.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • 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)

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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