A surprising report came in today, stating that Android 5.1 Lollipop is rolling out to Android One devices in India. We had heard about Google skipping Android 5.0.3 Lollipop, but we didn’t expect the company to be ready with Android 5.1 Lollipop so soon, so this comes as a huge surprise and we’re not sure if we believe it. Take this information as a rumor for now, until we have more information that corroborates the claims.
Allegedly, Android One devices in Indonesia are receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop update as we speak, and the OTA comes with a few neat surprises, it seems. First off, Android 5.1 Lollipop is said to fix the memory leak bug many users have complained about since Lollipop was launched. The memory leak bug causes apps to crash and restart because the memory isn’t being distributed correctly. Indonesian Android One phone owners are reporting that the issue seems to be fix, as the memory use on their phones seems to be stabilizing.
One other thing these users who are allegedly getting Android 5.1 Lollipop on their phones are reporting is that the new version of the software comes with a silent mode. Indeed, if you’re one of those who didn’t like the fact that there is no quick-access silent mode in Lollipop, you will be glad to hear that the latest installment of the update brings it back. We can’t say how true these claims are, but users say that they can now select silent mode and their Android One phones will just vibrate when notifications and calls are coming in. Pretty neat, huh?
Take this rumor with a fistful of salt, as we’re not sure if these Indonesian Android One users are speaking the truth and actually getting Android 5.1 Lollipop on their phones. Still, the official Android One account for Indonesia is clear about the update, and proves that indeed, Android 5.1 Lollipop is headed to Android One devices in the country. Android Police even managed to get their hands on a screenshot of Android 5.1 Lollipop on an Android One smartphone from Indonesia.