Android One phones receives Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update

After the introduction of Android M, Google’s Android One devices have started receiving the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update in India.

The Spice Dream Uno, Micromax Canvas A1 and the Karbonn Sparkle V are the first to receive the Android Lollipop update.

Android 5.1.1 brings a fix for the memory leak issue, a bug that many Android 5.0 Lollipop users have faced.

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Users can also manually check for it by going into Settings > About Phone > System Updates. The OS update was first made available for Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 9 LTE devices last month.

There is no word on the update for Android One smartphones outside India. The Android One initiative is also running in countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, and Sri Lanka.

The first set of Android One devices include Micromax Canvas A1, Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V. The phones feature the same internals and sport similar design except for a few minor differences.

The three phones are exclusive to three different e-commerce marketplaces and come with their respective apps in addition to brand specific content store.

The Android One smartphones are made of plastic and have a decent look. The Android One phones boast a 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display which provides good viewing angles and decent sunlight legibility.

The phones are powered by a 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, Mali-400MP graphics backed up by 1GB RAM.

They have 4GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot that supports cards of up to 32GB capacity. Out of 4GB, 2.27GB is available to the user.


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