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Several Google Nexus 5 handsets riddled with bugs after Android 5.0 Lollipop update

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Several Nexus 5 handset users who recently updated their phones to Android 5.0 Lollipop are reporting issues on their device. Users are complaining about buggy software experience, poor and inconsistent battery life, as well as Wi-Fi issues. Also Read - Google says Android 10 had faster adoption than any version

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Google started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update last month, which not only brings several new features, but also offers a complete graphical overhaul with a new design language called Material Design. It also provides users with several sophisticated security features. But it seems the company has failed to test the new update thoroughly as many users are facing numerous issues. Also Read - Google for India 2020 event to take place on July 13: This time it's 'Virtual Edition'

nexus-5-android-lollipop-bugsAs if Nexus 5 s battery wasn t infamous already, the new update has shortened it further. Several users are complaining about a massive battery drain. Aditya Shenoy, Associate Editor at PriceBaba told us about a similar issue he had on his handset. He may have, however, found a fix. He advises everyone to get the latest version of Google PlayStore (v6.5) which supposedly provides some battery fix. Several users are also reporting issues including the device excessively heating up, and Wi-Fi causing a battery drain among others.

These issues aren t affecting all the Nexus 5 handsets though. We too have a Nexus 5 handset on us, which we updated to the latest update. But we haven t faced any of the above issues. The Wi-Fi works fine, and the phone isn t heating up either. The standby time could have been better, but it isn t something that has drastically changed after getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

It seems absurd that the company, which claims to make the user experience better with each of its updates, often leaves a few glitches behind. Last month, reviews suggested that with the new Android encryption feature turned on, the performance of the new Nexus 6 witnessed significant performance drain.

It seems very likely that Google has jumped the gun while rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The visual revamp and new features including interactive notifications are great new additions to the mobile operating system, but the software quirks often leave a bad aftertaste among the users and spoil their overall experience.

Google recently made Android 5.0.1 update available on its developer portal for Nexus devices (not for Nexus 5). The update aims to squash bugs. But so far the update has only been reported to fix playback issues and tone down sensitivity in the lockscreen for some.

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  • Published Date: December 4, 2014 3:08 PM IST
  • Updated Date: December 4, 2014 5:55 PM IST


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