Google Released Android 5.1 Lollipop Improved In Many Ways
Google has released Android 5.1 with a brand new and exciting feature the Device Protection. Device Protection works a lot like Activation Lock made by experts from Apple. The new feature prevents thieves from activating stolen smartphones. The new feature addition also prevents thieves from having access to the owners account to which the phone is linked to. Device Protection will function even if somebody resets the phone back to its factory settings. In a case where the phone is estranged while the Device Protection turned on, thieves will still not be able to access the data. Android owners will not have to be afraid if some very important data gets stolen, with this feature, all the trouble of stealing will be in vain. The feature turns your phone into a brick until the owner logs in with his Google account. Your data and all your contents will be safe with this brilliant new feature. Device Protection feature will be available on most tablets and phones with Android 5.1 operative system, but also to Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.
Other Interesting Features And Enhancements
There are a few more interesting features Android 5.1 brings to the picture, such as support for multiple SIM cards. That feature will be of great use to many Android owners in certain markets. Android 5.1 also brings support to cross-platform HD Voice on compatible devices, such as Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.
Users were also introduced the ability to join WiFi network and to control Bluetooth devices trough the Quick Settings panel. There were also some major break troughs in the improvement of stability and performance. They were a wonderful addition, as we all know that Android Lollipop was plagued with bugs at some point, and now is bug free.
Like said earlier, Google introduced support for multiple SIM cards. That allows users to share devices (phones and tablets) and to manage data in a more efficient way. This feature will show its biggest success in markets where smartphones are more likely to have multiple SIM cards supports.
This update is not of small proportions, but whether big and very valuable ones. These are the changes made:
- Android 5.0 was missing a silent mode; this feature was added via Android 5.1 version
- The stability in general terms was upgraded
- RAM management was improved a lot
- Some apps had tendency to close; this was also fixed
- Battery also improved
- When people used WiFi, sometimes it led towards over excessive consumption of the network device, it has been fixed
- There used to be small issues with wireless connection; those issues were solved
- There used to be many glitches with notifications, all fixed now
- Certain devices had some minor sound problems; those problems have been removed
- Okay Google function problems solved
- Color palette was changed (users complained)
Android 5.1 can be flashed only if the boot loader on Nexus device is unlocked. Those who unfortunately missed the OTA update, or perhaps cannot wait for the update notification to be released in their country, have the option to follow a step-by-step guide to be able to install the official image for Android 5.1 on their Nexus device. It is also advisable to perform a full data wipe prior to installing the Android 5.1 update on a custom ROM. All Nexus devices (smartphones and tablets) that are running on prior version 5.0 can be upgraded to the newest version of Lollipop trough the official factory image.
Expectations for the Android 5.1 were very high, and many users were very intrigued by the solutions Google will bring by this new improvement. Android 5.1 Lollipop successfully fulfilled all the expectations and more. A few of the bugs which plagued the prior version were removed, battery enhanced, sound problems solved, RAM management improved a lot, and a few other glitches were also removed. That latest update came in large proportions, and not to mention the addition which came in a security upgrade. The Device Protection feature came in a great time and will without a doubt help many users to save their valuable data from thieves and alike. The question that arises is will the Android 5.1 Lollipop have glitches of its own, or are we glitch safe? The latest upgrade has shown to be successful, and what comes next, only the time will tell.