New Android 5.1 Update Features a New Security Feature

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Just yesterday I finally got the Lollipop update for my Samsung Note 4 that I love so much. Then a day later Google starts talking about the 5.1 update. I swear, I can never win. Anyway, Android Lollipop 5.1 is a typical looking update for a new version and features a lot of fixes for performance and stability. One feature however gives Android users a new way to secure a phone that they may have misplaced.

Titled Device Protection, the new feature works very much like Apple’s Find My iPhone feature allowing users to lock a stolen device until they log back into their Google account. The best part about this feature is it even locks the phone after a factory reset making the device all but useless to a thief. Google stated that this new feature will be available for “most” Android phones that ship with Android 5.1 as well as the Nexus 6 and 9 naturally.

A few other features added include the ability to use multiple SIM cards and High Definition voice calls between compatible 5.1 devices. There are no details on when or how this update will be rolled out but we can safely expect to see it first on Nexus devices.

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