Apple has seeded iOS 5.1 Beta to developers only and is available for download right now for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 1, and iPod touch 3G/4G to the registered developers of iOS Dev Center.
With many issues surrounding the iOS 5, Apple nevertheless wanted to come up with updates with a very rapid rate and has also done so with iOS 5.1 release. Along with the iOS 5.1 release no real data has been provided about what are the improvements and updated features in the iOS 5.1 version but as usual the battery issue would had surely been on top of agenda.
Now that iOS 5.1 has been downloaded and tested by many developers we are getting many reports that the iOS 5.1 update does not fix the battery issue. The iOS 5.1 is in no way better than the previous version iOS 5.0.1. In fact the only thing it improves is already a finely polished way Siri handles dictation.
With the battery issues still being unresolved things are going to be pretty hard for iOS device users. The battery bug which leads to 10 % drainage per hour even on stand by has become a nuisance for all iOS 5 users and since it has been more than a month since the new OS has been released and still without any fix, we are now just left to wonder that how much more time Apple is going to take to fix this bug.
This is just the first Beta release for iOS 5.1 and as we know with Apple there are going to be at least two or three more Beta versions. Hence we can suggest that a real fix for public is still few more weeks away.
We can expect more stability with this new release. Currently the iOS 5.1 Beta is available for devs only so if you want to have on you need to have a developer account inApple Developer Website which will cost $ 99 a year. Either you can head to the iOS Dev Center and download the IPSW file or you can get the update as OTA on your device from the Dev Center on devices running iOS 5.1 Beta by opening the Settings app, tapping General and then Software Update.
Download iOS 5.1 Beta 1 [iOS Dev Center Link]