Google had announced last month that it has started rolling out Android Lollipop to Android One devices, and that the software update would hit selected number of devices each week in batches. Now, Micromax, Karbonn and Spice have announced that Android 5.1 Lollipop update has been rolled out to their respective Android One smartphones – Micromax Canvas A1, Karbonn Sparkle V, and Spice Dream Uno.
All these devices were released with Android 4.4 KitKat onboard, but missed the Android 5.0 Lollipop update completely. The update has a file size of 409.8MB and might take a week to hit your Android One device since it is being rolled out in phases. Android 5.0 Lollipop brings a completely redesigned interface with Material design, enhanced notifications, stronger security, support for 64-bit processors, improved camera performance, new quick settings, fifteen new languages, and several new features and tweaks. Android 5.1 Lollipop is a bug-fixed version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which also brings some nifty features such as:
- Native support for dual-SIM card slots and an ability to set different themes for each SIM
- Swipe up to dismiss heads-up notifications instead of removing them permanently
- New animations for auto-rotate and other quick setting tiles
- Updated animation for pattern unlock
- Slightly modified scroll bars
- Quick setting tiles for colour inversion and Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Ability to change system volume while playing music
- Ability to detect Wi-Fi networks with no Internet access
- Clearer instructions for Screen Pinning feature
- LED notifications work even when under ‘None’ notifications mode
- Better arranged information in the About screen
- Updated icons for some things
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