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Android 5.1 Lollipop shows up on dev’s Nexus 5

Android 5.0 Lollipop is still a far-off pipe dream for many as far as upgrades go, so it might pain some to hear that Android 5.1 is already in the works.

Google software engineers Romain Guy and Chet Haase were outed as using Android Lollipop MR1 on a Nexus 5.

A screenshot has emerged showing the OS name, but we’ve no idea what changes are shipping with the update.

Android x.0 MR1 has always eventually gone on to become Android x.1 when the software finally lands, so it’s a fair assumption that the same rule applies here.

Guy and Haase were spotted with the OS at the Devoxx conference in Belgium. Devoxx is an annual get-together devs wanting to discuss all things Java, Android, and HTML5.

There’s no telling what Android 5.1 will bring, especially considering Lollipop has already proffered such a significant ecosystem overhaul already.

That being said, the update will likely add more than simple bug fixes.

Unfortunately, even though 5.1 programming could be well under way, consumers likely won’t see it for a while.

Android 5.0 Lollipop is still being rolled out to handsets, with many devices not due for the update until 2015.

Lollipop brought with it improved cross-platform functionality, 64-bit chip architecture support, a ‘material design’ aesthetic overhaul, and boosted battery life.

You can find out when you’ll be getting Android 5.0 Lollipop on your device right here at TrustedReviews.

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Via: AndroidWorld