Google’s next update for Android, leaked recently as Android 5.1 on their Android One phones could be arriving next month, at least according to HTC’s Mo Versi who has advised the date to a customer on Twitter.
While we’ve seen Android One handsets with Android 5.1, there has so far been no factory images, OTA updates or other indications that more mainstream devices like the Nexus phones and tablets will get the update, until now. In the tweet to HTC, user Jens Christiansen asked about a fix for the HTC One M7 Google Play Edition and Mo has replied that the next MR (Maintenance Release) will be due to hit in March.
@JensEsbjerg It'll be tied to Google's next MR, which is in March. Thanks.
— Mo Versi (@moversi) February 18, 2015
Exactly what Android 5.1 will bring is anyone’s guess, although an apparently leaked changelog would bring about quite a few welcone fixes and enhancements if true. March is only a couple of weeks away, so there may not be long to wait.