It turns out that Google has decided to skip Android 5.0.3 Lollipop after all and jump straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop. Not only that, but the update is apparently already rolling out, although it’s very limited at the moment. Right now the only devices that are getting the new update seem to be the Android One smartphones and it’s only happening in Indonesia. According to a report by Android Police, mentions of Android 5.1 Lollipop have popped up several times on the Indonesian Android One website. What’s more, multiple users in the country are reporting that the update has already reached their phones and they have the screenshots to prove it.
Interestingly enough, Google hasn’t said anything about the new update and that makes us scratch our heads just a little bit. One would imagine that Android 5.1 Lollipop should start rolling out on their own devices first, namely the Nexus 6, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and so on. We’re not sure why the tech giant thought that this was the best course of action, so we’ll just have to wait until some sort of official announcement is being made. Meanwhile, we have no idea what Android 5.1 Lollipop is bringing to the table as there is no official changelog just yet. However, seeing as how Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is still plagued by a plethora of annoying bugs, I’ll just assume that Android 5.1 Lollipop brings fixes to most, if not all of them.
In the meantime, the Indonesian website lists three new Android One smartphones called Evercross One X, Mito Impact, and Nexian Journey. Although there is no release date listed, the source is saying that at least one of these phones will be launched tomorrow. All three devices are expected to come with Android 5.1 Lollipop straight out of the box. As always, make sure you take all of this with a healthy pinch of salt until an official announcement is made. Also, below you can find some screenshots showcasing Android 5.1 Lollipop, so make sure you check them out and tell us what you think.