Google rolls out Android 5.1 with support for HD voice, multi SIM and more

Google has started rolling out its first update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The latest update bumps the Lollipop version to 5.1 and brings some important feature to the latest Android OS.

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“Today we are rolling out Android 5.1 – an update to Lollipop that 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.”

posted Dave Burke, VP, Android Platform on a blog.

First up, Android 5.1 brings supports for Android devices with multiple SIM support. This feature will be most helpful for Android One devices that come with dual SIM support. Moving on it adds new features like ‘Device Protection’ integration which helps manage or track lost or stolen devices remotely. If a device gets lost or stolen, it will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account – even if someone resets your device to factory settings. This feature will be available on most Android phones and tablets shipped with Android 5.1 in addition to Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.

Google has also added High Definition calling support for compatible devices like the Nexus 6. It also gets small enhancements like the ability to join Wi-Fi networks and control of your paired Bluetooth devices directly from Quick Settings. Finally, the update comes with a number of bug fixes and improvements

Author: Sneha Bokil

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