Android 5.1 Lollipop updates bring shortcuts to your fingertips

Leaked images and video highlight some of its key features

With the Android 5.0 update slowly rolling out across devices, we’re craving to know what’s next for our Android powered smartphones.

And since Google recently made Android 5.1 official (but didn’t reveal anything about the version) – during the launch of its Android One smartphone in the Philippines – it comes as no surprise that we’re learning more about this updated operating system.

A few screenshots, as well as a video of the Android Lollipop version have surfaced, thanks to Android Police and they give us a glimpse into the changes that might come into play if and when we get the update.

The biggest difference you might notice, is the possibility of a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection selector positioned right on the notification pull down bar. If you’re an Android user, you should be familiar with the procedure of going to Settings then selecting the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth option to access it.

So this change could come in handy, especially for those of you that toggle between different connections often. 

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The other difference you’ll notice is an Android 5.1 Clock app with new animations. By the looks of it, there will be a number of design changes across the entire UI.

So what do these changes mean for you? You might think they aren’t anything earth shattering, but they are steps towards making the Android UI less confusing and easier to use.

If there’s any truth to this features, the Google Nexus range might be the first to get it, followed by the spectrum of other Android devices. But considering that Lollipop 5.0 is still in the midst of rollout, we think it would take a while before 5.1 is seen on our phones. 

[Source and image: VR-Zone