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Android Lollipop 5.1 Update brings along Wi-Fi switching, enhanced security, multi-SIM support and lots more

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Ever since Android Lollipop marked its presence into smartphones world (however late it may have been for you..) , it has witnessed all sort of highs and lows, spanning from users satisfaction for its new material-design interface to disappointments for its bugs and limited extra perks.

Fret not, here’s Android Lollipop 5.1 to cover up all Lollipop bugs. And, to add up to your amazement, the latest Android Lollipop update brings along a hoard of perks and features that would lighten up your Android experience, in case if you have started to feel bored of it.

Firstly, the update allows you to switch between Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth devices easily without even visiting that lengthy settings menu. Simply swipe down using two fingers to bring the quick settings menu and tap on the arrow button next to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth icon to hover and switch between available networks and devices. This could make a great difference and add least to your frustration if you happen to switch between networks and devices pretty often.

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Plus, if in the past you connected to a limited or no access network, your Wi-Fi will keep in mind not to give it first preference while connecting automatically to connected devices or networks. Now that was a badly needed update. Thanks Google !

The other perk that Google rolled out with its new update outlines enhanced security for devices running Lollipop 5.1. If your device is lost or stolen, it will stay locked until you sign in with your Google account, even if someone were to perform a factory reset, sounds Apple-ish. But then, you gotta inherit things from your rivals if they are of utmost importance.

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Just remember to secure lock screen with a pin or pattern and be signed in to the device with your Google account and your device will handle it all to keep your data intact, until you get your phone back. However, it’s only for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 for now.

In an another step towards making your smartphone more smarter, Google has made Lollipop 5.1 capable of understanding which menu you are currently hovering and assists you in changing volume levels accordingly. Suppose you are in alarm section and you hit volume down key, your device will analyze the menu you are in and will lower the volume level for alarm rather than generic volume level, which happened in previous iterations of android.

Android Lollipop 5.1 is also designed to support HD Voice capabilities if your network happens to support one. This would soon come as a native feature to you smartphone if it packs Lollipop 5.1 or upcoming versions.

Also, Android will now support phones with a multi-SIM setup. This is simply to assist you if you are a more like travelling guy and are in a dire need to change your sim cards very often.

Apart from these features, the new update brings in new animations and more clean visual experience, with more material design.

Unfortunately, the update is available only for Nexus devices, with Google’s usual promise to appear on other supporting android smartphones soon.


 

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