It’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.
Source : Cloud Four