Rumor: Android 5.1 brings silent mode back




Android 5.1 would reduce the silent mode that Google has just removed in Android 5.0. Reported that the Android fansite AndroidPIT. Version 5.1 should appear within a month or three, as the site claims.

The release of Android 5.1 Lollipop is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015, ie before the end of March, says AndroidPIT. Silent mode is a feature that some users miss in Android 5.0. The function can be achieved by bringing down the volume to 0, after which devices with Android versions to 4.4 the first vibratory mode ‘started, and still pressing the volume button the silent mode switch. That function does not work in Android 5.0: only the “vibration mode ‘is still accessible. A function to turn off the sound and vibration function, but notifications or to have come in, there is not.

In addition to reducing the silent mode seems to adjust the colors in Googles material design the only other adjustment. The rest goes into the ‘changelog’ that AndroidPIT mainly publishes bugfixes.

If Google really deliver Android 5.1 for the end of March, that is a change compared to previous releases; from version 4.2 brought the only annual major update; in between it was minor releases with version numbers like 4.4.2.

Google has not confirmed a possible Android 5.1 update. However, the recently released 5.0.1 out, with the biggest change to the fix for the SMS bug Nexus users on the Vodafone network in the Netherlands.

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