Google Officially releases Android 5.1 Lollipop update with Device Protection
Google has finally released Android 5.1 Lollipop geared towards adding additional features to mobile devices. According to AnandTech Google has now allowed support for multiple SIM cards and other performance and stability updates.
The first feature is official support for multiple SIM cards. This feature is likely to appeal to Android users in emerging markets, and will definitely help Google’s Android One initiative. Another new feature is support for HD voice calls on compatible networks and devices, with both T-Mobile and Verizon supporting the feature on the Nexus 6. Google has also added the ability to join WiFi networks and pair Bluetooth devices right from the quick settings menu.
In addition to the above improvements, Android 5.1 has one more notable feature, it’s called
Another great security feature added to Android 5.1 is Device Protection.
Similar to Apple’s Activation Lock, Device Protection means that a device will remain locked until the owner signs in with their Google account. This lock persists even after a factory reset, which should hopefully make stealing Android smartphones a pointless endeavor for thieves.
Android 5.1 Lollipop will be rolling out to Nexus and Google Play edition devices in the near future.