Google started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop to Nexus devices yesterday. Some lucky users got the new operating system via OTA on the first day, while some got Lollipop on their devices manually. However, latest reports indicate that after updating the device, users are experiencing issues connecting to certain Wi-Fi networks. Also Read - Timex Helix Smart 2.0 with temperature sensor, heart rate sensor launched: Details hereAlso Read - Netflix could launch its video game streaming service next year, at no extra cost
First spotted by NDTV, the bug was reported on Android Developer preview site titled “Trouble connecting to some Wi-Fi networks.” The report explains that even though the device shows that the password has been saved on the device, the Wi-Fi network fails to connect. The Nexus 5 user who complained, further said that after flashing his phone back to Android 4.4.4 KitKat, the device connected to the Wi-Fi networks just fine.
A Google Project Member noticed this complaint and replied saying, “Thank you for reporting this issue. We have passed this on to the development team and will update this issue with more information as it becomes available.”
Many users have responded to the thread commenting that they have experienced the same issue with their Nexus devices.
A user explains another problem with Wi-Fi connectivity. “When there are two networks in range with almost similar names, the device thinks the second one is also registered and tries to connect to it (and obviously fails). Which means the device frequently disconnects from the networks trying to switch between them (at least if you have more than 1 AP),” he said.
Earlier, Google had delayed the roll out of Android 5.0 Lollipop due to some outstanding bugs, but while rolling out the update yesterday, the company announced that all the issues had been fixed. We’d recommend you to wait a while before you update your devices to Lollipop, as early OTA’s are always prone to a few bugs.