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HTC Official Says Next Android Maintenance Release (Android 5.1) Will Arrive in March

It’s no longer a mystery that Google is working to bring Android 5.1 on our phones and tablets. Android 5.1 was mentioned on several occasions when the Mountain View-based company launched the Android One program in Indonesia and the Philippines. Now an HTC official has word on when the new software update will be released.

Mo Versi, HTC VP of Product Management said on Twitter that Google’s next Maintenance Release will arrive in March. The statement came as an answer to a follower asking when will the capacitive button lights bug will be fixed for the HTC One M7 Google Play Edition.

Since the HTC One M7 Google Play Edition is expected to receive the Android 5.1 Lollipop update in March, it means that the members of the Nexus family will receive the new firmware around the same time. As you may already know, Google has yet to acknowledge the Android 5.1 update, even though the recently announced Android One phones are already running it.

I remind you that the Android 5.1 update only arrives with minor changes, as it’s mostly aimed to fix some bugs and improve the overall system performance. Those who already got their hands on devices running 5.1 are saying that the new firmware is changing the way the WiFi and Bluetooth toggles are behaving. When you press the “Wi-Fi” or “Bluetooth” text below the toggle, a drop-down menu like the one of the “Mobile data” will open instead of going to the Settings menu.

As usual, the Android 5.1 update, will be rolled out in phases, which means that not all users will get it at the same time. As I was mentioning above, the Nexus smartphones and tablets will be the first to get the new update, most likely followed by the Google Play Edition devices.

What are your expectations for Android 5.1? Please let us know in comments.