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Google reportedly working on Android 5.1.1 to fix that vexing memory leak issue

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While Google did roll-out the Android 5.1 update to a lot of its nexus devices, a lot of users were still left frustrated with the new release, largely because of a frustrating memory leak issue which continued to venture in from the original Lollipop roll-out. Howeer, Google has taken note of the same, and is reportedly developing the next update, Android Lollipop 5.1.1 to fix up that void.

First noted by folks at Android police, a snapshot of a new SDK release shows that the new version is probably due out in the very near future. If you have a developer account on Android, you can check the SDK Manager for updates. Upon checking, you should see a new revision to the Platform SDK with a product description that reads “Android SDK Platform 5.1.1.”

However, this SDK came out on April 1st so it may be one of Google’s numerous AFD  pranks. But then the update is still lying there and the fixes mentioned are legitimate enough to show that an android 5.1.1 is probably coming out soon.

As for those of you who aren’t yet aware of the memory leak issue on Android 5.1, here’s a brief about it.

The memory leak issue came along with the recent Android 5.1 update (and to a few devices through the original Lollipop release too), which frustrated users due to severe app and launcher crashes on numerous occasions. The crashes occurred as the device memory, after being filled up to its brim, failed to clear up.

While users were hopeful of a fix for the same in the 5.1 update, many still complained of the issue, while some other complained of a new memory leaks issue altogether, which came along with Android 5.1

Hopefully, considering teh new SDK release due to come any time soon, we’ll finally see a fix to the issue.



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