Soon after Spice and Micromax, Karbonn has now announced the start of the rollout of its Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Karbonn Sparkle V Android One
phone in India. Last week the other two Android One smartphones - Micromax Canvas A1
and Spice Dream Uno
started receiving the Android 5.1 Lollipop update
, which is the first major update to Android Lollipop
Karbonn Mobiles in a press statement confirmed that the Android 5.1 Lollipop update is now available to download OTA (over-the-air), while it can also be upgraded via any Karbonn service centres. Users can also manually check for the update by going to Settings > About phone > Software update on the Karbonn Sparkle V.
(Also see: Karbonn Sparkle V vs. Micromax Canvas A1 vs. Spice Dream Uno)
The domestic handset brand however has not revealed the changelog for the update. It notes, "Android Lollipop 5.1 offers a bold, colourful Material design for fluid, purposeful motion and easy access to preferred menu options. The Lollipop update has also successfully addressed random app crashes issue and includes quick heads-up notifications and enhanced security settings for improved user experience."
Some of the features of Android 5.1 Lollipop include support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection and HD voice on compatible devices. Other changes include easy handling of Wi-Fi toggles and Bluetooth from Quick Settings; fix for random app crashes; improved security in case the smartphone has been stolen or is lost; improved heads-up notifications that let users swipe up to collapse; better handling of system audio while playing a media file, and new 'No interruptions until next alarm' option in Priority mode.
Android One phones in India started receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the last week of February. Despite Google's promise to deliver the Android updates soon after they are released to Android One phones; the company has disappointed consumers with months of delay in Android 5.0 Lollipop update.