Google has just revealed that Android One smartphones will soon be receiving Android 5.1, a new update on the Lollipop era. As of now Android One smartphones released in India and Bangladesh are running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat while the latest version running on Nexus devices is Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
Google has not detailed what features are going to be new in this version, but various sources including Android Police and Android Pit are saying that a number of UX improvements are inbound with the new update. According to these sources, the new version will bring back a true silent mode, an improved battery life as well as better RAM management.
The Material Design found in Android Lollipop will also see slight changes in its color palette. Other than that, it wasn’t immediately clear why Google is jumping into Android 5.1 so soon after releasing Android 5.0 Lollipop.
There is also no confirmed date as to when Android 5.1 will be hitting Android One smartphones. Android Police says that some Android One smartphones in Indonesia are already receiving the new update. If that’s true, it shouldn’t take much long before the update arrives to Android One smartphones in Bangladesh and India.
After Google formally announced Android One initiative back in June 2014, the first Android One smartphones were launched in India on Sept. 15. Following that release, Symphony launched Android One smartphone called Symphony Roar A50 in Bangladesh on January 2015. The company partnered up with mobile phone operator Banglalink to give exciting features and free Android updates.