Android One smartphones headed to Indonesia, running Android 5.1 Lollipop

Google announced the Android One initiative last year to capture the entry level smartphone seekers who want to experience the latest version of vanilla Android that the search engine giant rolls out. This puts the Android One devices on par with the Nexus lineup in terms of software is concerned. Initially launched in India, Google since then has launched the program in other counties too which include Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka and the latest one is Indonesia.

Android One

The Android One devices are launched in Indonesia by Nexian, Evercoss and Mito, Indo manufacturers. Specifications-wise, these devices will be identical to the Android One smartphones that were launched in India.

While the Android One smartphones launched in Indonesia are similar to the ones launched in India, the exception comes in Android version. The Android One devices launched in Indonesia runs on none-other-than yet to be announced Android 5.1 Lollipop, yes Nexus owners. Though the update is not officially launched by Google, it has been listed all over the Indonesian Android One site. 

The same has been confirmed in the live images of the Android One smartphones launched in Indonesia sent to Android Police. The images clearly mentions that the device is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop with never-before-seen Android build number LMY29F. 

Android 5.1 Lollipop

Though there is no official mention regarding the change-log that this new iteration will bring in, it will arrive with changes such as silent mode that was missed by the 5.0 Lollipop, enhanced RAM management, general enhancements in system stability, fixes for sudden app closures, enhanced battery management, issues with wireless connections fixed, excessive consumption of network devices on WiFi, fixes for notifications problems, sound problems on some devices and changes in the color palette of Material Design.

With Android One smartphones already running Android 5.1 Lollipop in Indonesia, it is highly possible that the already available Android One devices in other countries will be directly updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop, since they are still running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Android 5.1 Lollipop

Android 5.1 Lollipop

At the same time, Android Police has revealed one of the few changed found in Android 5.1. As per their report, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings toggles / widgets in Quick Settings menu now allows users to connect to networks or devices without opening the full-page settings menu.

The text includes a little arrow pointing down, indicating expandable functionality. Touching the text will open a small list of the closest Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth devices and allow to switch connections without leaving the current app (as you can see in the images).

Hopefully, Google will be sharing more details regarding Android 5.1 Lollipop soon.