We’ve been hearing that the next Android Lollipop update might have software version 5.1 since last year and now we are pretty sure that the reports were accurate. As Google introduced Android One in Indonesia, the dedicated Android One website is mentioning of Android 5.1 Lollipop.
As you may know already, Android 5.0.2 is the latest Lollipop release and since there are some bugs that still need a fix, everyone was anticipating that Android 5.0.3 would come next. Even though it was initially believed that Android 5.1 was in fact a typo, the release is real and it’s already available on the Android One phones in Indonesia.
The folks at Android Police got their hands on some photos of the ‘About phone’ section of an unboxed Indonesian Android One smartphone. The handset comes pre-loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop with build number LMY29F. It’s a bit to early to see whether there are any changes compared to Android 5.0. Anyway, if Android 5.1 brings changes at all, don’t expect anything major.
Besides the above screenshot and the obvious mention of Android 5.1 on Android One Indonesian website, the new Lollipop release was also teased on Twitter. If you look closer, the clock of the Android smartphone in this tweet shows 5:10. If you don’t know it already, Google usually matches the clock of their Android smartphones with the Android version.
For the time being, there’s no information regarding the Android 5.1 update for the Nexus line-up. Anyway, we are expecting more details to surface online over the next few days. As usual, we promise to keep you up to date with the latest reports and leaks.