Apr 2nd, 2015

android 5-1-1 sdk manager

Don’t look now, but Google is working on a bug fixer for the bug fixer. Android 5.1 — which mostly introduced a sea of squashed bugs and just a couple of new user-facing features — seems to be getting a follow-up.

One Google+ user noticed that Android 5.1.1 started showing up in his Android Studio SDK manager this morning. We’re seeing the very same goods in our own installations of the SDK manager.

We’ve heard murmurings from trusted sources in previous weeks that Google was prepping 5.1.1 and that devices with the supposed firmware were visiting their apps and websites. So what’s new?

We can’t really tell just yet. This is a .1 incremental release, after all, which typically serve as nothing but minor bug fixers. It’s likely there isn’t much new to be had on the surface, though we haven’t had a chance to get our hands fully dirty just yet. We’ll get digging, but in the meantime we’ll be on the lookout for any announcements from Google later today, as well as possible factory images for Nexus devices should Google look to start a rollout in the near future. Stay tuned!

[Thanks, Fedor!]