Google Nexus 4 Starts Getting Android 5.1 Update

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After a long gap, here is the news for Nexus 4 users. Launched back in 2012, the Nexus 4 is getting the Android 5.1 Lollipop OTA update.

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Google Nexus 4 Starts Getting Android 5.1 Update

This update come in 174.5MB in size and the Android 5.1 OTA update is being rolled out in batches, where everyone will get the updates in few weeks.

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Reiterating the specs of Nexus 4, it is packed with 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 768x1280 pixels, 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front snapper, Android 4.2.2, 2100mAh battery.

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

The quick settings panel has been polished up a bit in Android 5.1. Each of the icons comes to life with a new animation when you tap it.

Google Nexus 4 Starts Getting Android 5.1 Update

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.

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.

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And some other minor changes are 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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