Android 5.1 to debut on Android One smartphones

Android 5.1 to debut on Android One smartphones

Though, Google is a bit late in rolling out Android Lollipop update for Android One smartphones in India, it seems to be all-set to please its users by seeding Android 5.1. The update spotted Google’s Android One website for Indonesia.

Google on Wednesday launched Android One smartphones in Indonesia, alongside announcing Android Lollipop update for its Android One smartphones in India. The company has not yet revealed the version of Lollipop update for the affordable smartphones in the Indian market, but its website for Indonesia indicate that the update will be based on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which would be the next iteration to Android 5.0.2.

It is quite interesting that unlike seeding the latest update to its Nexus range of devices, Google is apparently working to provide Android 5.1 to its affordable Android One smartphones.

The range of Android One smartphones that coming to Indonesia has same specifications of their Indian counterparts but the company has partnered with three new vendors – Evercross, Mito and Nexian – to offer three new smartphones in the region with a price of less than 1.5 million rupiah (approximately Rs. 7,000).

“Each one runs the latest version of Android (Lollipop) — the fastest, most responsive Android experience ever with up to 2x better performance than the previous version. The battery saver can help extend batteries by up to 90 minutes,” said Caesar Sengupta, Google Vice President of Product Management. “Android’s new look, material design, has smooth scrolling and edge-to-edge graphics. There are also quick settings to conserve data: it takes just two quick swipes to turn off data and check data usage.”

Folks at Android Police got a chance to go through the server log and reveal new changes in Android 5.1 over Android 5.0.2. Thus, the new operating system is said to have Android build LMY29F that has some latest pre-installed Google apps, including Gmail version 5.0.2, and several bug fixes to improve user experience.

Android 5.1 spotted on Android One

Android 5.1 spotted on Android One (Source: AndroidPolice)

Google launched Android One initiative in India in September last year and announced Karbonn, Micromax and Spice as its three initial partners for developing affordable range of smartphones in the country. The aim of the initiative was touted as to offer a “faster, smoother and more responsive” smartphone experience under all affordability.

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