Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Coming Soon Possibly to Fix “Memory Leak” Issue


Google had only just beginning to roll out the official Android 5.1 Lollipop update for Nexus smartphones and tablets in the last few weeks. However, it looks like we will be seeing another update very soon. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has been confirmed by Google. The update was spotted running on the Nexus 9 and WiFi Nexus 7 (2013) devices on Google's Android Audio Latency information page. 5.1.1 update is coming to fix the issues that 5.1 couldn't, especially app crashes and device reboots.

Android 5.1.1 lollipop for Nexus 9 and Nexus 7:

Google had announced the very latest Android 5.1 Lollipop in March fixing earlier bugs and improving performance. The Android 5.1.1 update is expected to be released very soon for the Nexus devices. Build numbers LMY47S and LMY47W were seen powering the Nexus 9 and the Nexus 7 (2013), respectively. This update will likely be an incremental update for usual bug fixing. Considering there are reports of still some major bugs remained to be fixed, it could give us some context on why Google is sending out another update that close to the Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Google has so far rolled out Android 5.1 Lollipop for Nexus 6, Nexus 7 2012 WiFi, Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and some other devices. Considering that Nexus 9 is still on the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, the device is likely to see a direct update to Android 5.1.1 fixing all the major issues. Nexus 7 also received the update only a few days back.

Here is the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop LMY47S and LMY47W for Nexus  9 and Nexus 7 2013 screenshot:

Android 5.1 is packed with various little issues including quite a major memory leak bug. This problem is causing app crashes and performance lags in the devices updated to the Lollipop. Google is expected to release the next update quite soon to fix this issue. However, this is no confirmation that we will actually be seeing one in coming week or so as this could very well just be a sign of Google testing the update with no intention of rolling it out anytime soon. Unlikely, but you never know.

Android 5.1.1 will be fixing the memory leak issue along with other little bugs too. The update will stable the performance of devices and possibly improve battery life too.

Source: Android Audio Latency VIA Android Authority