Android 5.1 LMX72H spotted running on Google Nexus 6

Android 5.1 build LMX72H rumourIt’s not been an easy start for Android 5.0 Lollipop. Unveiled in October, not only has it yet to gain any relevant market share (still accounting for less than 0.1%) but it was quickly followed by two maintenance releases to address a number of bugs that slipped by testing before launch. A report in mid-December then suggested that a more substantive release, Android 5.1, would follow in Q1 2015. Google now appears to be far along enough that it is testing a build of this upcoming release on Cloud Four’s mobile concurrency test.

The test, performed on January 7th, shows that it was performed with a Google Nexus 6 running Android 5.1. The build is identified as LMX72H. Sadly, the test itself reveals little about what we can expect in the new version.

According to a changelog obtained by AndroidPit back in December, Android 5.1 will come with the following:

  • Silent mode added after missing on Android 5.0
  • General improvements in system stability
  • Improved RAM management
  • Fixes for sudden app closures
  • Improved battery management
  • Excessive consumption of network devices when used Wi-Fi fixed
  • Issues with wireless connections fixed
  • Problems with Okay Google function solved
  • Notifications problems solved
  • Some sound problems experience by certain devices fixed
  • Other improvements and changes
  • Changes in the Material Design color palette (after users complaints, possibly for a higher version though)

Given that user agent strings are not difficult to manipulate, this evidence should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Thanks, tipster!

Source : Cloud Four