Friday, March 13, 2015

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Android Lollipop 5.1 Update: New Features Highlight

After a few minor tweaks and fixes, the Android 5.1 Lollipop brings a series of new features, major improvements and much more to all Android smartphones and other android devices. The first to get the Android 5.1 Lollipop update are Google’s devices Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. It is still unclear which devices will follow, since many handsets have yet to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

Multiple SIM Cards
For Google, support for more than one SIM card is extremely important for Android One markets. It does not matter if you want to share your Nexus 6 or Nexus 9 with friends, family or colleagues, or be able to better manage your own mobile costs, the Android 5.1 Lollipop update makes that possible. If the device has more than one SIM slot, Android 5.1 Lollipop lets you use multiple SIM cards.

Device Protection
Device Protection makes its debut in Android 5.1 Lollipop. The new feature for the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and other Android devices is the answer to Apple’s feature Activation Lock. It is an anti theft idea, which keeps your stolen or lost device locked until you sign in using a Google account. It practically makes the phone useless to the one who gets it; no matter if he/she tries to factory reset the device.

High Definition Voice
To improve the quality of voice calls, Google has made High Definition voice calling available. However, this feature will work only if both of you and the recipient have the option for High Definition voice calling. In other words, it works only for users of Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 at the moment and every Android phone that will get the Android 5.1 Lollipop update.

Status Screen
Apart from software improvements, Google has also made some cosmetic fixes to the user interface. From now on, when you go to Settings > About > Status Screen, you will no longer be greeted with long lists of information fields. Instead, Google has blended those lists into one smaller list with subsections for SIM and IMEI.


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