As I updated in the monthly news wrap of March 2015 that Android Lollipop 5.1 is now available to download. It’s very special for all the Android users because this new version of Lollipop came with lots of new features. And in this post I will tell you about the all new features of Android 5.1 update.
If you’re going to update Android 5.0 to Lollipop 5.1, you would like to know that what the new things you can do in its latest update that you couldn’t do before. So, I listed 8 important things or features that you can now enjoy on your Android with Lollipop 5.1 update.
Have a Look on New Features of Android Lollipop 5.1
1. Ignore crappy or broken WiFi networks
Android 5.1 update came with this new feature by which it remembers the broken WiFi network and don’t connect with it automatically next time. For an instance you went to any restaurant, shopping mall or any other place where WiFi lapse last month (or any problem with WiFi), so your phone with 5.1 OS will remember that poor connection for future connectivity and don’t let you connect with it automatically. I know it’s a simple thing but very important in most cases.
2. Silent mode returned
Along with many new features in Android 5.1 update, Google returned the most demanding feature “silent mode”. It means when you will open the silent mode in your Android phone, then the LED screen will inform you by different lights about calls and new messages etc. So, you won’t miss your important calls and messages even the phone at silent mode.
3. Now system volume level can be changed while plying music
It’s not that shouting feature but still little useful for some extent, at least when you’re plying music and instantly change system volume level. You would know that in Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system at the time of playing music you can only change audio volume level and to modify system volume level you will have to stop playing music. So, with this 5.1 update, you will see a ring icon and as soon as you will click on this icon, you will be able to modify system volume level along with playing the music.
4. Changing alarm volume level is also made easy
As you would know that to change alarm volume you had to go to Settings, click Sound & notification, and slide the Alarm volume bar. Though, it was not that great problem but still for making this task easy Google made another way for changing your alarm volume. So, in Lollipop 5.1 update to change alarm volume you can simply go to Clock app and use volume keys to change the volume.
5. Smart notification feature with “Until Next Alarm” option
This new update came with this outstanding feature by which you can deal with notifications very smartly. By using the Until Next Alarm option you can keep the notifications off until the time you want.
So, this feature will help you have a better sleep than ever before. After your selected time when this alarm will go on, all the notifications will start rolling out.
There are three modes are provided with this smart notification feature – Nobody, Priority and All. Using these modes you can set which people’s notification you don’t wanna keep off during the alarm is activated.
6. The smart Device Protection feature
Really it’s very important and must have feature that commonly doesn’t exist in all devices. This new “Device Protection” anti-theft feature has been added to the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and devices that works with Android 5.1.
With Device Protection, a device that is lost or stolen will remain locked until you sign in with your Google account, even if someone performs a factory reset. To enable this feature you will have a secure lock screen (such as a pin or pattern) and are signed into at least one Google account.
7. Now get connected more easily to WiFi and Bluetooth
Google made a small change in Quick Settings menu for users who will use 5.1 update. As in the earlier versions of Android you would toggle the features on and off by tapping WiFi and Bluetooth and then tapping on the name would then launch Settings menu, but in Android 5.1, however, a small arrow has been added next to the WiFi and Bluetooth toggles which lets you open a screen (by tapping on this arrow) within the Quick Settings to easily connect to a WiFi network or Bluetooth device.
8. New set of volume adjustment icons
Pressing the volume key on the home screen on devices running Android 5.1 will now display a new set of volume adjustment icons.
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These are some minor or major changes occurred in the new update of Android Lollipop operating system. Any other change you felt? Share with us in comment box!