It seems like just yesterday Google released the recent Android 5.1 update and here we are now sitting on the images for 5.1.1 (LMY47V). Of course these images won’t all arrive at the same time, as we’re still waiting for the Nexus 9 to receive 5.1, but of course we’ll keep you updated on the progress.
About two months ago, we were greeted with XPOSED support for Android devices running Lollipop 5.0.x — albeit a very alpha build. XPOSED gives users the ability to download modules that grant extra features to their devices that normally you’d have to have a ROM for. XPOSED creator Rovo89 previously said that this new version wouldn’t work with Android 5.1+, but thanks to an XDA developer, we now have a working build for Android 5.1.
We all know that Verizon isn’t the best when it comes to updating its phones (besides Moto devices) but the length of time that the Galaxy Note 4 has gone without receiving the Android 5.0 update is almost hilarious (probably not so much to Note 4 owners). However, Verizon has finally blessed the workhorse phablet with the software needed to push the hardware over the edge — pun?
On Monday, sheer hours after Apple’s event ended, Google announced Android Lollipop 5.1 to the masses. What they failed to do, was send OTA updates to the entire Nexus line so that everyone could have it. Luckily, they have uploaded (some of) the factory images for you to download and flash to your Nexus.
Yesterday, when all the Apple hullabaloo was going around, Google decided to grace us with a new Android update, Android 5.1 Lollipop. Android 5.1 was never touted as being a great change from the Lollipop 5.0.2 we have been using, but we’re seeing a lot of fixes and a couple of features relating to networks.
Google Now is always changing, adapting, and adding new setting for users to enable, modify, and benefit from. One recent change we noted, was the addition of medical symptom information in card view, right when you ask for it. And now, we’re treated to yet another new Google Now feature: voice activated settings.
Right after Google I/O 2014, Xposed creator, Rovo89, stated a couple things to the community: First, Xposed didn’t work on Android 5.0 due to its ART framework. Second, he would begin working on a new version until a stable version of Lollipop was available to the public (since Google changes things on the backend almost everyday). After making those statements, he pretty much left the community in the dark. That is until now.