Huawei Honor 6 Plus Started Receiving Android 5.1 Update

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As promised few days back, the Chinese handset maker Huawei has started rolling out the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Honor 6 Plus smartphone. As this update is not available Over-the-Air (OTA), users need to download it manually.

Huawei Honor 6 Plus Started Receiving Android 5.1 Update

This update comes at a size of 1.2GB in the ZIP file format and can be downloaded from the official Honor India site. Moreover, the Honor 4X will get the Android 5.1 Lollipop update on October 20th.

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EMUI 3.1 Features for Honor 6 Plus

  • See notifications on the home screen: No more unlocking your screen to read notifications. You can access notifications directly from the notifications bar on the unlock screen without having to swipe.
  • Increased speed and convenience while searching: Adds an all-new search bar in the Settings function.
  • Time-lapse photography: No matter how long the photography is, a video as short as 40 s is generated by means of intelligent dynamic frame extraction.
  • More privacy via ‘Hidden Apps' on the home screen: Feature of hiding apps on the home screen itself. All you have to do is slide upward with two fingers on the home page to display any hidden apps.
  • Badge App icons: User can disable badges for a particular badge icon.

Android 5.1 is the first big maintenance release for Lollipop, fixing bugs and improving performance and stability over the original 5.0 release. 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. SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 First Impression: The Smartphone with Everything Premium 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.

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


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