Arrival of Android 5.0 Lollipop on some devices including Google’s Nexus and Motorola’s Moto G, Moto X smartphones brought happiness to many. However, the new mobile operating system from Google doesn’t seem to have come only with sweetness.
Users across the globe, who have mounted the new Android 5.0 Lollipop on to their devices, are facing some issues (from minor to major) with the new firmware.
Android 5.0 Lollipop came with ‘material design’ looks and feel but there are many device owners who cannot experience the new design because of some glitches with the latest update.
Google halted the distribution of Android 5.0 Lollipop early this month after the reports of sudden battery drain and issues with Wi-Fi came in light. However, the bugs seem to have managed to get delivered with the new operating system as more and more users are posting the same problems.
Nexus 5 and Nexus 10 users are experiencing Wi-Fi connection drops very frequently where as the users of Nexus 7 devices find their tablet ‘unusable’ after installing the Android 5.0 Lollipop.
“I updated my nexus 7 2012 (grouper) using the factory images to android lollipop 5.0 LRX21P. It took 30 seconds to flash the image and then 15+ minutes to boot the device just to get to the home screen. Once the device was up and running, I noticed that just browsing through the apps installed in my tablet and going through the new settings made it hot. Also all that useless animation made every action that I performed sluggish. The whole tablet experience is ruined. I have seen the videos for nexus 9 where the Lollipop was performing well, but personally I feel that lollipop is too much focused on graphical effects that it can no longer be used smoothly in older devices,” one of the users posted the issue on Google’s product page.
Apart from Wi-Fi and performance lag issues in Nexus device, there another bigger problem which is related to the battery of the device.
Nexus 5 users who updated their smartphones to Android 5.0 Lollipop are facing a huge amount of battery drain.
“I received the Android lollipop update this morning and using it for the last 9 hours. The battery backup is not good. It’s draining the battery in approximately 9 hours. My 3G data was on all the time. In Kitkat it used to give around 20hours-26hours depending on the usage. Cannot see any app using the battery that much. Don’t know what’s going on,” reported a Nexus 5 user.
Apart from these issues, there are user who facing some minor bugs and issues also with the Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Google, obviously, will come up with a new version of the software to kill these bugs and fix the issue. But, the point here remains is when the company already delayed the roll out of the firmware to fix the issues, why are the users suffering with the same issues.