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Android Lollipop gets new update, offers fresh features

The official Android blog announces a new update for their latest Android Lollipop OS. The Android 5.1, apart from the usual improvement in stability and performance, also offers new features to look forward to for compatible devices.


New features that users should expect include:

  • Support for multiple SIM cards – the new update now lets you use more than one SIM card on a device with multiple SIM slots.
  • Device Protection – your lost or stolen device will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account – even if someone resets your device to factory settings. According to the page it will be available on most Android devices that run Android 5.1 in addition to Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.
  • High-definition voice calling – as the name suggests, voice calls should be clearer when two phones running Android 5.1 call each other.

In addition, the update also rolls out enhancements that let you join Wi-Fi networks and control your paired Bluetooth devices straight from Quick Settings.



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13 Responses

  1. noob says:

    My Cherry Mobile one is 5.1 already.

    • Mark says:

      show us a screenie for your phone os version. may ng.comment kasi na yung version na sa cherry mobile is 5.0.1 NOT 5.1

  2. nexus says:

    That’s for the NEXUS phones and tablets first, then the other non NEXUS phones to look for…

    • Nakiki-nexus sya oh says:

      Ang CHERRY MOBILE ONE ay ISANG ANDROID ONE PHONE, which is FULLY RECOGNIZED ng GOOGLE. So, PAREHAS silang MAKAKAKUHA AGAD ng updates straight from Google (though technically ni-release na ang CM One with Android 5.1).

      Yun lang po. Peace! :)

    • nexus says:

      Android One is Entry Level Budget Phone, So they scrimp on the premium hardware…
      NEXUS is the Flagship Phone….

      Like comparing apples and ORANGES…. ANDROID ONE has 12 year experience in INDIA, yet there is slow adoption,

    • wat says:

      “ANDROID ONE has 12 year experience in INDIA”

      12 years? thats in 2003. but the first android phone was released in 2008… then…

    • Nakiki-nexus nga says:

      Mali na nga sinabi niya tungkol sa 5.1, sumablay pa sa android one in india. lelz.

  3. 5.0.1 yung cherry mobile hindi 5.1 .. saka hindi sila makakakuha agad agad iba iba ang release date nyan sir. at malamang mauna ang nexus kasi madami developer. Kaya cm fanboys wag masyado matuwa haha.

    • wat says:

      actually BOTH nexus and android one units get updates first. anyways, do you have any pics or links that it’s still 5.0.1? I need that in my glorious battle against the EVIL CHERRY EMPIRE!

  4. androidfreak says:

    device protection? tama ba yun kahit ifactory reset yung unit kailangan i-log in yung users google account.So kailangan pala alam mo yung google account kapag second phone ang bibilhin mo kasi kailangan sa factory reset kung sakali magkaproblema.

    • freakandy says:

      Device Protection would only work if you enabled it on device administrator and activated ENCRYPTION…

  5. Rom says:

    Im enjoyin all these features of 5.1 loliipop in my myphone uno!

  6. Shandy says:

    Too bad that my S920 Lenovo cannot upgrade to these features :(

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