Contributor: Odinekachukwu Ishicheli
Since debuting in November, Lollipop finally has received its first official update – Android 5.1
Google announced via the Android Official Blog on Monday that the update improves stability and performance and also offers a few other features which include device protection and high definition (HD) voice on compatible phones.
The updated Android Lollipop ‘Device Protection’ feature allows users to lock their handsets even if it’s stolen and a hard reset is done on it. The thieves won’t be able to unlock the device as the users Google account would be needed to unlock the device. According to Google, the feature will be available on most phones and tablets shipped with Lollipop 5.1 installed on it.
High Definition Calls
The Lollipop 5.1 allows for HD calling for users calling over an Internet connection, but this improved sound will be available when calling between to compatible 5.1 devices. The High Definition will require carrier support which is limited to Verizon and T-Mobile phones, but we hope our carriers in Nigeria will allow for the HD feature.
Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
The new upgrade makes quick settings for both Bluetooth devices paired to handsets and Wi-Fi connections easier as it has been included in the Lollipop’s Quick Settings.
Google Official Blog