Google has released the next version of its Android operating system. In Indonesia. To zero fanfare.
In what appears to be a stealth release, or just a mistake, Android 5.1 Lollipop was first spotted on the Indonesian version of the search giant’s website.
The listing said its Android One devices (cheap stock phones sold in various countries) run “the latest and fastest version of Android (5.1 Lollipop)”.
This was thought at first to be a typo - but it has since been spotted running in the wild. It’s also been found in various website server logs as “Android 5.1; Nexus 5 Build/LMY29C” and similar IDs.
What remains mysterious at this point is what has changed. Or how to get it. Or which devices exactly will run it.
Forbes has collected a bunch of the most recent rumours - but that's all they are.
We presume that this will come fairly swiftly to stock Android phones like the Nexus 5 and 6, but we will just have to wait and see. In general though don’t expect much more than bug fixes, battery improvements and other tweaks.