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Android 5.0 Lollipop: Bugs and their fixes

Google’s most revolutionary software upgrade the Android Lollipop 5.0, promised a whole lot of things including better under the hood performance, better battery conservation, a revamped user interface called the material design,  and a host of new security and reliability features. There are also a host of connectivity options. You can even connect a spotting scope under 100 using a digiscoping adapter to view beautiful images on your latest Android device.

  • Battery Life: Battery life still remains one of the main concerns of the Android OS, The lollipop upgrade was delayed by a week due to battery longevity concerns, in spite of the delay and Google working hard on the perfect solution to this problem, rapid battery drain still seems to affect most nexus users. A factory reset seems to solve the problem, but only temporarily
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi has been another area of concern for lollipop users, with reports of dropped internet connections, slow data transmission and at times no connections as well. This problem exists mainly in the older devices such as the nexus 4, 5 and 7. A temporary fix to the Wi-Fi problem is to forget your connected network and reconnect, whenever you are facing intermittent connection issues
  • Crashes and performance issues: Some of the widespread issues noted with the affected Nexus devices include sluggishness, abnormal slowdown and random App crashes. These issues are more common on devices such as the nexus 4 and 7 (2012). Possible fixes for this problem include a factory reset or disabling features such as live wall papers or OK Google
  • Bluetooth Issues: Numerous nexus devices have been affected with Bluetooth issues such as broken connectivity and devices not being detected in spite of being visible. Clearing your Bluetooth cache and data in the Bluetooth share found in the App settings might solve this problem
  • Video Playback: There have been reports of lollipop not being able to find the video player while trying to play videos, this is more common while playing videos from the YouTube App. A possible fix for this problem, apart from clearing the YouTube App cache is turning the experimental NuPlayer on and off in the developer settings
  • Dialer issues: Nexus 4 Phones have been facing dialer issues with the dialer at times taking up to 6-7 seconds for the dialer to open to place a call, there have also been reports of call audio not being heard by the caller

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CONCLUSION

As with any newly released version of an Operating System, The Android lollipop too has its own bugs and snags, and we do expect Google to come up with fixes in the coming months. Android 5.0.1 is already rolling out to devices with a changelog for 5.0.2 already made public. Also these problems are not consistent across all devices and variants using the lollipop OS, there are devices that do not exhibit a single problem at all, so you do not have to worry about the bugs occurring in your device as well. In the event that it does, please feel free to try one of the fixes available or contact us stating the nature of your bug and issue.