Your Lollipop is already out of date; possible Android 5.1 build spotted
Android Lollipop is slowly making its presence felt this week, as updates start hitting existing devices. Maybe you’ve already downloaded one of the OTAs for your Nexus phone or tablet and have installed it over ADB. Maybe you’ve been lucky and your device has just directly received its OTA the old fashioned way. But however you got it, you’re finally on the very latest version of Android. Right? Well, maybe not so much, because at a dev event in the Netherlands, some Google guys just gave a presentation that included references to Android Lollipop MR1 running on a Nexus 5.
What’s MR1? That would be the designation meant for Android 5.0’s first maintenance release, and while it’s not a sure thing, such MR1 updates in the past have often meant bumping the version number up from X.0 to X.1; that’s not a hard-and-fast rule, but it’s been the case more often than not.
And sure, of course Google’s internally working on the next Android release – it’s not like it stops and sends everyone on vacation as soon as a major update comes out – this is an ongoing process. But we’re still a little tickled to spot evidence for the next Android version while we’re still very much in the midst of this one’s early stages of distribution.
For now, there’s no sense of an ETA for the Lollipop MR1 update. Let’s all just take a breath and wait for it to get here when it gets here.