This week on Monday, Google has released the Android 5.1 lollipop update. It is the first major update since the release of Lollipop. However the Company revealed that the 14,686 changes or the improvements in the latest Android Build. To the changes, a new API on the new Update has been confirmed which allows the carrier provisioning. It was first reported by the Android Police about the developer changelog titled “AOSP 5.1 changelog” which has been posted at Teknik about e particular changes and notable fixes to the Android 5.0 Lollipop Update. The below are some of the Changes and Fixes provided by the Android 5.1 Lollipop Update:
- Silent mode Issue resolved
- Allow Wi-Fi toggle from Quick Settings alongside Bluetooth
- Fix for the memory leak issue that was reported to beaffecting Android 5.0 Lollipop users
- Fix for random app crashes of dialler and messaging apps.
- Fix for the SMS issuethat affected limited users.
- Create apps that can perform carrier provisioning tasks on an Android device.
- LED notification now works in all sound modes
- Lock screen remains locked when swiping within notification settings
- Invert Colours and Wi-Fi Hotspot toggles can now be removed from Quick Settings
- Improved screen pinning
- Improved heads-up notifications that let users swipe up to collapse
- New ‘No interruptions until next alarm’ option in Priority mode
- downtime settings can now block all notifications instead of defaulting to priority
- AndroidBeam gets a new share icon
- system volume can be changed while playing audio
- Default Android icon refreshed
- Alarm volume can now be changed from within clock app
- An improved Wi-Fi feature that recognises connections with no Internet access and won’t auto-connect to them.
The changes mentioned by the Google on its Blog also include the support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection and HD voice on compatible devices with the update. The multiple SIM support seems is mainly targeted at Android One low end mobile devices. Another highlight was the built-in Device Protection, which will make sure the device is locked when lost or stolen, until signed-in using a Google account. Interestingly, Device Protection once enabled requires a Google account sign-in even if someone resets the device to factory settings.