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Android One devices gets Lollipop in India, finally! But…

Last updated on March 23rd, 2015 at 03:14 pm

Google announced their ambitious project Android One last year amidst much fanfare. With reports of a premium Android Silver doing the rounds before the Google I/O last year, this project which focussed on cheaper models in developing countries was a bit of a surprise for everyone.

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During the launch, one of the most important things promised by Google was instant OS updates, like Nexus line, as soon as the latest Android version comes out. Then Google released its latest Android, named it Lollipop, and Android One users waited and waited and waited! All Nexus devices got updated to 5.0, then 5.0.1, then 5.0.2! Motorola and the usual suspect Samsung released OTA Lollipop updates, even Indonesian Android One phones came with Lollipop, but there was nothing in sight for Android One users in India, who felt that they were being cheated.

And then suddenly, one fine day, Google released Lollipop for Android One devices in India. It was neither 5.0.1 nor 5.0.2, but a direct update to Android Lollipop 5.1. And this happened within days of Nexus devices receiving the official OTA for Lollipop 5.1! So, it now looks like Google is doing as it promised, and it probably waited for the bugs to get fixed to release a more stable 5.1 for Android One, right? Wrong!

The numerous bugs reported since Lollipop was released are still present in the latest update. Silly things like 2 Photos app in the app drawer, etc. still exists, and more bugs may get reported in the coming days. It’s a pity that such bugs still persist even after 5 months of Lollipop going live for Nexus devices. The bugs are random anyway, not all bugs are present in every Lollipop device, so let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for a stable and proper Android Lollipop soon. And pray to God that it doesn’t remain just a hope!

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About Ashish Mukundan

Ashish Mukundan is a tech enthusiast and sports lover. Currently an Engineering student in Mumbai, he wishes to share his knowledge through brief articles and reviews relating to tech.

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