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Android 5.1 Lollipop is now official

Android 5.1 Lollipop update official release notes are public
Android 5.1 Lollipop, now official
This update brings support for multiple SIM cards, HD voice, as well as Device Protection, next to the usual performance tweaks and bug fixes.
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Although Android One handsets loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop have been around since last month, Google made this update official only two days ago. This means owners of supported devices should get the OTA update soon, while users of custom builds may have to wait a little longer. As usual, Nexus users are the first ones to get the update and Google already published links to factory images of this latest firmware release.

According to the official blog post that announces this update, Android 5.1 Lollipop "improves stability and performance and offers a few new features like support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection and high definition (HD) voice on compatible phones."

Probably most important of these new features is Device Protection. It locks the lost/stolen device until the user signs up with the Google account. Resetting the device to factory settings does not disable Device Protection. This feature works on Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, as well as "on most Android phones and tablets shipped with Android 5.1."

Since some major carriers did not update popular devices to Lollipop yet, we might see some of them jump straight to 5.1. We will surely hear more about such updates in the coming months.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2015-03-11 (Update: 2015-03-11)