Only, the exciting part according to most folks has little to do with the two different phones being launched. Instead, it has been pointed out that these phones have Android 5.1 in the version number field of their settings panel. There are a few obvious questions that follow something like this.
What is in this new version of Android?
If I already got an update to Android 5.0, 5.0.1, or 5.0.2 will I get an update to 5.1 soon?
Will Android 5.1 make my next order of tacos arrive faster?
If my device was promised an update to Android 5.0.2 but that hasn't happened yet, will I instead be upgraded straight to Android 5.1?
Why didn't Nexus devices get the update to Android 5.1 first?
Seriously though, about my tacos...
Here's the deal — we don't know. No one actually knows. Google hasn't announced Android 5.1 anywhere, including in the announcement for these two Android One devices. When asked for commentary, Google opted to remain quiet about things for the moment. There's a good chance Google has an official announcement planned, complete with things like changelogs and any new features that will show up. You can probably stop hammering the update button on your device for now, and we will all know more when Google opens the doors and speaks up.
In the meantime, you can check out what Alex had to say about the Android One device we've already spent some time with.