The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is the next and probably most anticipated update for Google’s mobile operating system as promises have been made that it would fixed the memory leak bug in smartphones. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update AOSP is now live on the Android AOSP page which allows us to review what the update will bring to the new smartphones, but that doesn’t mean that it is already available for consumers. A timeline and release date for Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has not been revealed yet, save for the Nexus Player which is supposedly already getting the update via OTA.
From what we can understand from developer comments and changelogs compiled by various individuals, the problem with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop might be that the memory leak bug has not been fixed. At least the changelogs and comments don’t point out the existence of a memory leak fix, but that fix could be hiding in other places that have caused the memory leak bug to happen on various devices, mostly Motorola-made ones.
The good news is that the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update should actually resolve some camera and flashlight issues people have been encountering on the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5, as well resolve a few loading issues and security flaws, such as the Galaxy S5 fingerprint vulnerability. The factory image for the new software version is available over at Google, but only for the Nexus Player, which is a bit odd. We can’t say for sure when factory images for Nexus devices will be posted, but our hunch is that by the end of next week, the OTA containing the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update will go live for Nexus smartphones and tablets, after which Motorola devices should be getting the fix.