Android Lollipop 5.1: Nexus 7 (2012) 3G, Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition to Receive Update Soon

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Search engine giant, Google has started rolling out the Android 5.1 update for Nexus and Google Play edition (GPe) devices. These devices includes Nexus 7 (2012) 3G model and Sony Z Ultra Gpe.

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Android Lollipop 5.1: Nexus 7 (2012) 3G, Sony Z Ultra Now Upgradable

The update is now available over-the-air and will reach these two devices over the coming days. Users can also check it manually by going into Settings > About Phone > Software update.

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The Android 5.1 OTA ZIP files links for the Z Ultra GPe and Nexus 7 (2012) 3G is available, you can load these ZIP files using ADB.

Android 5.1 is the first big maintenance release for Lollipop, fixing bugs and improving performance and stability over the original 5.0 release.

Android Lollipop 5.1: Nexus 7 (2012) 3G, Sony Z Ultra Now Upgradable

Moving on to the features of Android 5.1, the quick settings panel has been polished up a bit in Android 5.1. Also, Android 5.1 also introduces dual SIM support as a built-in Android feature.

Android 5.1 brings some much-needed clarity to Lollipop's somewhat confusing screen pinning feature, which was designed to make it easier to lock kids or guest users into a particular app.

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Device Protection in Android 5.1 will help to secure your device even if it's lost or stolen. With this feature enabled, a thief won't be able to use your device, even after factory resetting it without having your Google account login details.

In this update, Google has made some tweaks to the volume slider and interruptions system. Previously, in the Android, there is no traditional option for Mute.

Android Lollipop 5.1: Nexus 7 (2012) 3G, Sony Z Ultra Now Upgradable

Now in this update, None," "Priority," and "All" are now accompanied by their corresponding icons, which should make it easier for new users to relate these to their status bar icons.

And when enabling "None" or "Priority" mode for a specific time period, you'll see the exact time it'll be enabled for.

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If you use Android's "Downtime" feature to control notifications after some time, you will be able to choose the kinds of interruptions allowed, which is "Priority" or "None." Previously this feature defaulted to "Priority" mode, with no way to change this.

Android Lollipop 5.1: Nexus 7 (2012) 3G, Sony Z Ultra Now Upgradable

And some other small features includes New animations in Clock app, Contacts lose colored overlay and Google+ linkage, Sticky soft keys fix, Hide 'Heads-up' notifications without dismissing, A new status bar icon when there's no SIM inserted, NuPlayer now the default streaming player.

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