Google is not ready to let Apple have the spotlight today. Just hours before its competition unveiled new details about the Apple Watch, it unveiled a new Android Wear video. With the Apple announcement now behind us and many now looking through their couches for the money needed to afford a new Apple Watch, Google has announced Android 5.1, an update to Lollipop that “improves stability and performance and offers a few new features.”
Among the new features introduced in Android 5.1 are:
- Support for more than one SIM card on multi-SIM devices
- Improved Device Protection where your lost or stolen device will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account even if the device is factory reset.
- HD voice calling on compatible devices like the Google Nexus 6
- Quick Settings to join Wi-Fi networks and control Bluetooth pairings
Expect OTA updates to soon be hitting Google’s Nexus devices, including the new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 and older devices like the Nexus 5.
Source : Android Official Blog