Late last year, Google released the Android 5.0.2 update for the 2012 edition Nexus 7. Even though everyone was anticipating the Android 5.0.2 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 to be released soon after, the new firmware is still nowhere to be found. Android 5.0.2 has not even been made available for the latest Nexus devices, namely Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.

Word has it that the Android 5.0.2 update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 10 might not be released at all, as the 5.0.2 build could only be Nexus 7 2012-exclusive. Of course, Google made no official statement on the matter, that's why we are advising you to take the report with a pinch of salt. Anyway, if it proves true, then the aforementioned devices including the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 could make the jump straight to version 5.0.3.

I remind you that Nexus 7 2012 skipped Android 5.0.1 and got updated straight to Android 5.0.2 from Android 5.0. If you happen to own a Nexus 7 2012 and you still haven't received the latest firmware on your device, you would be able to manually force the update using the OTA Update ZIP file in this post. A complete tutorial on how to manually update Nexus 7 2012 to Android 5.0.2 can be found here.

As you may know already, Android Lollipop is the biggest update Google's mobile operating system has received so far. The first thing you'll probably notice is the new Material Design interface which relies on 3D effects and shadows to make everything more intuitive. Google also replaced the Dalvik runtime with the new ART (Android Runtime), which promises important boosts in terms of performance.

Lollipop also arrives with a card-based interface for the Recents screen, along with document-centric multitasking which allows certain apps to show more than one card in the Recents menu. It also introduces a revamped notifications bar and a new way to access Quick Settings (you have to swipe down twice from the top of the screen). There are new toggles in Quick Settings such as Flashlight and Screen cast, while the toggles for WiFi, Mobile Data, and Bluetooth behave differently now.

Android 5.0 has debuted Lock Screen notifications, in the same time allowing you to choose the level of privacy for each app notification showed in lock screen. Another first is the multi-user support for phones and the new Screen Lock. The latter feature allows you to instruct your phone to remove the lock screen security (whether it's PIN, pattern, password, or face lock) when you are in a Trusted Place or connected to a Trusted Device.

The new update also comes with Battery Saver Mode which can be turned on automatically when your battery level hits 15% or 5% and better battery statistics. It shows how much time you have left until you have you recharge your device, or how long it will take until the battery is full when the device is charging.

Have you encountered any annoying bugs on the firmware currently running on your Nexus device? What are your expectations for the upcoming software update? The comments section is all yours.

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Sammw 20 · 4 years ago

Although using htc desire eye, ive lost the music playback control function on the lockscreen. Any ideas how to fix it?

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karim · 4 years ago

on my xperia z2 . i want to change the password to slide but it says it is disabled by administrator,encryption,policy or credential storage so what should i do

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Momojoe · 4 years ago

Have had no problem in two days heh, but my biggest peeve is the removal of the option to mute the phone with the locked screen - damn who has the time to press dimwit buttons to unlock just to be able to mute it in church or those useless meetings going on all the time ?>

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Kathy · 4 years ago

My Nexus 4 no longer sends or receives texts since upgrade of 5.0.1

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jonesy 8765 · 4 years ago

Unbelievable still not working , Nexus 4 upgrade yesterday and nothing works, not even the google apps, everything just lock ups. F%^& it going, to Iphone, for the first time, and am done with anything google!

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Becky · 4 years ago

Cannot unlock the screen most of the time after updating to Android 5.0.2 on Nexus 7 (2013). If you repeat the same movement over and over, eventually it will say swipe up to unlock and
show the screen where you can input the pattern to unlock it.

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Gabriel Giersdorf · 4 years ago

Saw the 5.02 update via OTA for my older Nexus 7 and ran it with no issues or errors during the update and now my Nexus 7 is unusable. It takes forever to start, reboots frequently, is laggy getting to the home screen or loading any application, has the WiFi turning itself off randomly and has reduced the tablet to a brick status. I can only hope that a future update fixes this if the device is even capable of getting the update at this point.

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Shelley Stevenson · 4 years ago

yes! nothing but problems! i have a nexus 7 (2nd gen) and automatically updated before xmas ,straight to 5.01 missing 5.0..my tablet which was a powerhouse before,is now junk. Couldnt connect to any wifi for days till i was forced into a reset, now Constantly drops my wifi network for anything upto an hour even though all my other devices are still connected with a strong signal. Obviously not a network problem. I crash to the home screen when trying to open apps.. when i dont crash to the home screen,it crashes further back to the start up screen and sticks for ages. Cant play videos on play store after 2 seconds for some reason. Keyboard never pops up when i click in a text box to write, apps take 10 seconds to open up (they opened up instantly before) and general laggyness and slowness makes it unusable. Worst. Update.. Ever.. praying they fix this asap otherwise im stuck with a useless brick!

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taff664 · 4 years ago

5.02 has resolved the virtual bricking of my Nexus 7 that occurred after I downloaded 5.0. I can now use my tablet again.

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Shaggyskunk · 4 years ago

I got the 5.02 OTA on January 13th for my 2012 Nexus 7.
So what's with the Headline "... May not come at all"???
Shoddy reporting!!

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Coquettto · 4 years ago

For me, I have to erase everything in my Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 and star get up app by app....not all the app are update to Lollypop that's why the problem of freeze

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Atheist · 4 years ago

My 2012 Asus Google WiFi Nexus 7 JUST got Android updated from KitKat 4.4.4 to Lollipop 5.0.2 about 45 minutes ago. So far, I've noticed that many icons have VANISHED from my Home Screens. Even the Google Play Store. And my Google Apps Folder has also hopped over to a different spot than where it was when the update first finished. Now, I wait to see what other weird $#!T happens. ???? Also, my Nexus is on its charger, and the battery went from 72% to 73% and back down to 72% again. While it's STILL plugged in!! ????

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Ron · 4 years ago

My Nexus 9 changes from portrait to landscape on its own.

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matthewmellor1996 · 4 years ago

Since the update my N7 battery has gone down from 45 to 9 in the space of 2hrs before I could run YouTube full blast for 2 hours and lose half that what a joke

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Nick Branchick · 4 years ago

My nexus 7 (2013) mic won't work if anyone can tell me why please respond.

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Oku Tain · 4 years ago

There are many serious issues with 5.0 or 5.0.2. One is quick memory leakage. The phone (Nexus 5)doesn't ring. The others are related to Bluetooth connection with car, or headsets. Manual connection requires each time; no ring sound while using Bluetooth connection. I prefer going back to 4.4.4.

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Francis D · 4 years ago

my Nexus 7 was updated yesterday with 5.0.2 and it's a nightmare. Bugs everywhere, auto shut down, nothing works! a total fiasco. I have now a tablet that I can't use!

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Daniel · 4 years ago

also its 5.0,2 it says sorry couldn't edit previous post

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oriuken · 4 years ago

After updating my N5 to 5.0.1 WiFi and Bluetooth stopped working and the phone started to reboot whenever I turned off the screen. After going back to 4.4.4 the phone works fine but no wifi or Bluetooth. Apparently is happening to a lot of N5 owners and google hasn't been able to fix it. Stay with 4.4.4.

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oriuken · 4 years ago

Also battery lasts twice as much now and I have the 3g internet turned on all the time.

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pj · 4 years ago

Best update so far. Minor bug post update. Mail app was constantly trying to sync and was draining battery. Fixed that and never looked back. You must be proactive sometimes and dig someAgreed. Best update so far. Minor bug post update. Mail app was constantly trying to sync and was draining battery. Fixed that and never looked back. You must dig sometimes to find solutions to issues to find solutions to issues.

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Iampissedoff · 4 years ago

How about those Nexus 7 2013 wifi users that are still on 4.4.4?

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aslanscountry · 4 years ago

Nexus 4 only answers calls about 50% of the time. Major bug.

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Valentin Smirnov · 4 years ago

My Nexus4 with the Android 5.0.1 is very slow when I'm trying to tap a people from contacts list (trying to make a call). It takes about 2-3 seconds between I tap and phone actually calling. As I remember the Android 4.X did it immediately. How to fix it? Perhaps in 5.0.2 it has been fixed?

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Mikee · 4 years ago

My nexus 10 has a wifi bug after the android 5.0.1, it's really anoying..

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lorddoom · 4 years ago

Android 5.0.1 has no big problems, idk what you people are tallking about...the momory leak? Ram is normal for me, battery drain? I get a ful day of listening to music and 5h of on screen time, apps crashing? Facebook is the only app that crashes for m and thats just becouse its poorly coded....so pls dont speak about the problems if you dont own the device

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lorddoom · 4 years ago

I did manually install this update, just so you kno

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lorddoom · 4 years ago

Know*

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ajaz · 4 years ago

I've hot the latest update 5.0.2 yeeeeeeee Yesterday at 12 am

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Richa · 4 years ago

My front camera turned blue after the Lollipop update, like, it has a pre-set blue filter or something. Any suggestions?

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Chris Heerschap · 4 years ago

The upgrade went through on my Nexus 7 yesterday, Jan 13, 2015 very smoothly. The only problem I now have is no audio sound with news clips, audio files. I have restarted my tablet at least 6 times in a row, made no difference. I have uninstalled my recent apps and reinstalled them, even the news apps. It works in safe mode but the silence is deafening in regular mode. This is very annoying.
What else can I do? Can I go back to Kit Kat?

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Jessie · 4 years ago

I still can't stand how that's no silent option for the ringer except if I put my phone on priority where u then don't even get light notifications. I don't understand how a phone in 2015 can not have silent as an option! I also find my phone slower.. Sometimes when I open the home page it's blank then 1 second later all the apps show up..

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phillymiz · 4 years ago

My nexus 6 constantly send multi text!!!!! Very annoying

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nikitha · 4 years ago

After 5.0.1 update ,my nexus 5 is into automatic restart loop when ever I click on the power button.

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nexus 7 · 4 years ago

I got my first lollipop today..5.0.2 nexus 7 wifi 2012...its much lag!!! I hate it!!

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Johnno Balltearer · 4 years ago

Occasionally get system hangs with 5.0.1 on my N5 which require reboot. Missus has 5.0.2 on her N4 ??? System occasionally hangs on that as well.

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pg · 4 years ago

I own a Nexus Cellular 2012 and I still haven't received a lollipop update, what do I do?

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Rozza · 4 years ago

Snapchat still constantly crashes... But this is nothing new

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Nici Chambers · 4 years ago

My N5 with 5.0.1 has camera malfunction issues all the time. Which includes all apps that utilize the camera. Such as flash light, ect have to always reboot.

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Lachlan Bache · 4 years ago

I have an issue where the camera and flash just randomly stop working. I'll go to use the flashlight, and the toggle in the pull down doesn't work. When I switch to the camera app, it doesn't work. I then have to reboot to get things going again. Plus frequent homescreen crashes when I press the home button.

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Dave Hartnell · 4 years ago

My N5 worked absolutely fine on 5.0 and is working well on 5.01. No battery or WiFi issues or random crashes. I sideloaded the updates. OTA always takes too long in NZ.

Only issues I ever had were a couple of specific apps that have since been updated.

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ToyotaBedZRock · 4 years ago

5.0.2 was a fix to a long running flash slow down issue on the n7 2012. That device has to schedule the trim of its free space. And most newer devices do this on their own it seems. Or they are just not as hampered if the space isn't trimmed.

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Nodas Anastasiou · 4 years ago

My Nexus 5 is becoming a landline as it is twice per day plugged in.

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Anthony Kelly · 4 years ago

My Nexus 4 is running fine on 5.0.1 except for one seriously annoying bug.

Every now and then the phone goes completely unresponsive with a black screen. The device is on, but I can't do anything unless I hard reset it.

This is happening a few times every week now and I still can't find the cause

My 2013 Nexus 7 has no such problem

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theunit789 · 4 years ago

Let me change my lock screen wallpaper...Nexus 6

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ken · 4 years ago

I guess the community here doesn't understand the true nature of a nexus device. Its easily unlocked for a reason. It also receives the latest updates for a reason. Its a developer based phone. Along with every overhaul on an operating system your going to have bugs at first. Essentially the nexus community is a huge group of soak testers. If you don't like it... Go buy a crapple.

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Vivek Agare · 4 years ago

Is reboot necessary to device after updating?

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mrthao · 4 years ago

Crap update. My n7 lags and battery drains quickly.

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unknown · 4 years ago

I have no troubles at all with my Nexus 5 running on 5.0.1 battery lasts me all day as well

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KID ANDROID · 4 years ago

People having issues try doing a factory reset after updating to lollipop and chances are you won't have the issues your having. It's always best to do a factory reset after a major update and lollipop was a huge change to things in the OS. also it's always best to turn your device off and back on once a day which I've always done after unplugging it in the morning from the charger and doing both of these I've NEVER EVER experienced a single issue after an update with near 60 Android devices I've used over the years.

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Kinda Cheesed · 4 years ago

Tried to get 5.0.1 on my N9 tablet, but it keeps giving me an error and makes me reboot! Not even a manual push, pure google-provided OTA update! Not impressed this time google...

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Android tips by me · 4 years ago

It is important to note that when doing a major Android firmware update it is often wise to perform a backup and then do a hard reset. Yes it wipes everything from your device, but it will often fix all issues with battery life, bugs, crashes ect.

I've done this ever since i was an early Android adopter and it works like a charm. I've always installed the updates and checked for issues and once (not if) I find them I will sigh and perform the reset. It's a shame Android cannot backup and install and restore during these updates by itself...

Oh and if you've checked your battery usage and Screen isn't the top drainer but Android OS is, then you may greatly benefit from a hard reset. That is a sign that there is something wrong (software/firmware conflict etc) as unless you never turn your screen on it should be at the top of the drain list. In fact Android OS shouldn't be very high up on that list at all. Do a search for it on Google youll see what I mean.

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Timmy R. · 4 years ago

On a moto x and find that Skype forces me to choose which app I want to use (phone or Skype) every time even though I already selected always use phone. Only have stock applications and Skype, so no other app is getting in the way. Anyone else have this problem?

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bgsteelfan · 4 years ago

"Important boosts in terms of performance"

Namely the massive memory leak that 5.0.2 was supposed to fix? Its appalling that they haven't patched it yet.

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Ahronzombi · 4 years ago

My N5 got 5.0.2 2 weeks ago, the only reason most haven't is because google hasn't compiled it for them, but you can do that your self and it runs perfectly.

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Adam · 4 years ago

I must admit, I'm not a fan of lollipop. I wish I could go back to KitKat which seemed more stable, less buggy and had a much better color scheme. I really hate the 'whiteness' of lollipop.

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Alan · 4 years ago

Agreed

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Alan · 4 years ago

You can download a new launcher from Google play. The Nova launcher looks, and works great. The best part is having your menu move vertical as one page opposed to horizontal in pages.

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Mr Paul · 4 years ago

Are you kidding me? The current ICS-era 4.x.x Android UI makes me want to puke in my mouth; I can't wait for Lollipop's UI in particular. It's refreshing and pleasant to the eye. Plus I'm sure with all the complaints there will be a Dark theme across the system by 5.1 if there isn't already like with Google keyboard.

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Eli Silva · 4 years ago

I have a Nexus 7 (2013) with still over 12 GB of storage space left, yet I still have not received the push automatic update to Android 5.0.0 lollipop. I am still running 4.4.4. Can anyone help me out? I would not like to update it manually.

Thank you!

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Ayush Chauhan · 4 years ago

Wait for sometime

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Dechard · 4 years ago

I'm on N5 and I've never experienced a more bugged version of android before. It constantly reboots on its own. Whenever I turn in WiFi there is a delay on almost an entire minute, before WiFi networks show up. It can remember all WiFi networks except for my home network - I have to type it in every day. It drains my battery in 5-6 hours - even if I'm sleeping and not touching it.

I've been on android since my HTC Magic which was running 1.6 android, I think. So I've tried every single update ever since and this is by far the most buggy one.

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Aaron · 4 years ago

My Nexus 5 works just fine on 5.0.1. A full charge usually lasts up to 2 days with moderate use. I always have Bluetooth and location services enabled. Anyone having issues with their Nexus 5's is probably related to a 3rd party app.

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Glad Nexus 5 User · 4 years ago

3rd party apps, are one of the problems exactly! But my N5 never lasted 2 whole days though! You are either very lucky or very knowledgable about the Android OS! 1½ days max on light use on my N5. :)

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A Murphy · 4 years ago

I have a Nexus 7 2013 and never got the update for 5.0 let alone any of the updates since.

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T-Rav · 4 years ago

I never updgraded past 5.0 developer version. I have no major problems with my Nexus 5 and I never upgraded to the Final 5.0 version. I recommend downgrading back to the same version as me for best results.

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Jason Birdsong · 4 years ago

I absolutely love my new Nexus 6 the only bug I have found is using IHeart Radio Music app with my headphones on while I work out it usually generates at least one android bug report.I do however get amazing battery life and even better performance out of the nexus 6. I love the new material design: and they just updated the Google app so voice recognition while typing is very good. the Nexus 6 might just be the first phone that I keep for longer than 6 months.

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Dennis Does Cricket · 4 years ago

Nexus 7 (2013). 5.0.1 has shown the tablet to a walk. So frustrating.

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Thiago · 4 years ago

Running 5.0.1 on my 2012 Nexus 4.. I've Never seen nothing so smooth since I bought it. The 5.0 used to drain my battery.. But the 5.0.1 fixed it for sure. Sad some of you didn't have the same luck. All my apps running without crashes.

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android L battery drain · 4 years ago

I have a Nexus 5 and the battery drain since 5.0.1 is ridiculous. Word update so far....

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DrD · 4 years ago

Just got 5.0.3 notification for my N7 (2012). Do I, don't I ??? Generally happy with 4.4, but what should I do???

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Al · 4 years ago

Wait

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david jackson · 4 years ago

Sorry, typo, that should have said 5.0.2

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Scott Lowe · 4 years ago

I've done the factory reset on my Nexus 10, after downloading OTA Lollipop 5.0.1. Battery drain is as bad as ever. Visually, Lollipop is pretty cool, but not enough to justify all the negative crap it brings. KitKat is just fine with me.

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JPM · 4 years ago

I received 5.0.2 update using the OTA to my nexus 7 2013.
I'm in Portugal.

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JPM · 4 years ago

Hard reset helps on battery drain!

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Peter · 4 years ago

Did a factory reset......( switch off , press and hold power & up button to access android settings... Check on net to get detailed information )
Fixed all the problems . Lollipop still installed, but lagging performance gone !
Works like a new one again.

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Melissa M · 4 years ago

I feel like the odd one out but I've had very few issues with the new update on my N5.

5.0 had some issues with the memory leak (having to re-draw the home page every time) and apps crashing. After 5.0.1 though, things definitely improved. My battery life is definitely better than with KitKat too, its very noticeable.

The only thing I don't like is having to pull the notifications menu down twice to get the full thing. Also the multi-document cards in the task menu, which thankfully you can change so that it goes back to grouping things together again. Otherwise though, I'm pretty happy with Lollipop.

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sueinphilly · 4 years ago

Still no Android 5.0 on my nexus7 2013 LTE edition

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freefighter · 4 years ago

I wish my phone hadn't updated. I have never had so many bugs than with lollipop. I'm not a big fan if the look for the update apps either. It reminds me of the first iPhone graphics. :/

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Scott Lowe · 4 years ago

Huge battery drain with 5.0.1 on my Nexus 10. Hits 47% battery, and bam, it shuts down. Used to get 50% more battery life with KitKat. Not even gonna think about putting that crap Lollipop on my Nexus 4.

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David E · 4 years ago

I'm on Nexus 9 ,5.0.1 out of the box. Battery life is phenomenal.. Just for fbooking , Tapatalk, and watching videos I recharge every 3rd or 4th day when battery drops below 40%

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catanzag · 4 years ago

Yesterday my nexus 7 WiFi 2012 got update directly from KK to 5.0.2, up to now it's OK, no worst than with 4.4.4, sometimes Aldo better, Antutu around 18000

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Robert Delahunty · 4 years ago

I've a Nexus 7 (2013) and no update. What gives?

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titch · 4 years ago

My nexus 7(2012) finally updated last night to 5.0.2. So far have had numerous unprompted shutdowns, freezing and running slow.
Obviously I don't get the flashlight setting, but neither have I got the battery power saver which I use a lot now with my nexus 5 (5.0.1) I love the update on my 5, the 7 is disappointing.

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Curtis Cooley · 4 years ago

My son's Moto G got 5.0.2 yesterday, so it's not a Nexus 7 only update.

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Herryt Bouma · 4 years ago

Nexus 4, No probleem on 5.0 or 5.0.1 battery on normal use about 50 hours Mike i had with Miui 5.

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tvnewswatch · 4 years ago

Android Lollipop has proved to be a total disaster for everyone I know who had the misfortune to install this update. Android 5.0 turned an otherwise swift and very usable Nexus 7 [2012] into a lagging, freezing and almost unusable device. Chrome browser is completely unusable, and continually crashes. Google Music is also laggy and stutters on playback. So came the 5.0.2 update which promised to address performance issues and bugs. Instead the device is no more improved. If anything it's worse!

Ok, one can download a factory image and reflash the device, but for even tech savvy people this is a tack many would rather not perform given the complexities involved. Failing to do it properly can also render the device useless, tho' one probably has little to lose in many people's circumstances

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Mr Paul · 4 years ago

If you mean Play Music, that app has NEVER been right. It crashed and stuttered like mad on ICS, being almost useless; it soft-crashed and stuttered on Jellybean, and it generally simply soft-crashes (the UI of the app crashes but the music keeps playing through the Googe Play service is what I mean by this) with the music usually not skipping on KitKat, but it is by far one of the worst written apps for Android; I don't know when Google is ever going to get that app right, so I doubt it will have anything to do with Lollipop.

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Yvan · 4 years ago

Nexus 7 2012 updated OTA last night. so far so good. Actually battery seem to drain SLOWER than before and WiFi appears better. Go figure. After update I clean the cache. Had some issue with some apps like FB and Kindle but I just rebooted and now they are fine. I think I read somewhere that first time you run apps on Lollipop you can have some issue due to converting to the new system or whatever. Most apps seem to take longer to launch but after they seem to run faster and smoother.

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Ze Sousa · 4 years ago

Nexus 4 5.0.1 all good, battery better then kitkat

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Shane · 4 years ago

On my Nexus 6 with Android 5.0.1 I can't use the camera or the flashlight. If I open the camera or the flashlight it breaks the ability for me to use the phone. The speaker and mic stop working. I haven't been able to take a photo since I got this "update". I have to restart the phone to resolve the speaker and mic problem.

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frhow · 4 years ago

5.0.2 is also rolling out to Moto G owners as of yesterday. So its definitely not a Nexus 7 exclusive.

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Juan Ramirez · 4 years ago

My Girlfriend and i both have nexus 5 running android lollipop. Hers has 5.0.0 and I have 5.0.1

I have fairly few issues, the major issue being the video errors from youtube sometimes, with color being off.

On her 5.0.0 however, her contacts get erased:often. It also stays on lock screen during calls and does not unlock easily to hang up.

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meir cohen · 4 years ago

DONT LET ME BEG !!!
JUST DONT UPGRADE !!!
I SAID IT AGAIN: PLEASE DO NOT UPGRADE TO 5.0 ANDROID VERSION !!!
I HOPE THAT YOU ALL LISTEN TO ME BECUSE IT IS VERY IMPORTMENT TO YOUR DEVICES!!!
I HOPE THAT YOU ALL PAY ATTENTION TO MY ADVICE TO YOU MY FRIENDS!
THANK YOU ALL.

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Don't scream · 4 years ago

Really?

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Thinker1950 · 4 years ago

'Thank you' for what?

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ARB · 4 years ago

Sorry, but it's too late for me. I've already been afflicted with a complete absence of problems and a dreadful lack of things to complain about. It's like Google doesn't understand that people really only buy technology to complain about it at lunch.

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wrscott · 4 years ago

ARB - thanks. I was getting worried that I had the only Nexus with Android 5 and no problems. Guess we can suffer through together ... ;)

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Pat Salvatore · 4 years ago

No problems here too! N5 running Lollipop 5.0.1 smoothly.. Best version yet! I don't understand what this "fuss" is all about

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Glad Nexus 5 User · 4 years ago

Hahaha, I'm with you on that lol

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meir cohen · 4 years ago

Iam so sorry on whom did update to android 5.0
My galaxy note 4 has a 4.4 kitkat out of the box and i am very happy with 4.4 version.
I dont understand the madness to update.
You dont understand that new versions not always are a good thing to your smartphone??
I did read alot about android 5.0 and and i understood that i better stay with 4.4 version on my note 4.
I dont know the efect on the nexsus devices but i do know that android 5.0 is not much a smart move to do.
Thank you.

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yardie · 4 years ago

with phones like Samsung Note, upgrading to another version of android will not make it better with such an ugly android skin as touchwiz.

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Bill · 4 years ago

I installed 5.0 on my Nexus 7 2012 via an OTA update and performance was terrible. It wouldn't respond for several minutes at a time, and only ran very slowly. However I've just installed the 5.0.2 update, again OTA, and things are definitely better. It still occasionally freezes and refuses to come out & play, and generally a restart helps. When it is working I would say that the response is faster than 4.4 so presumably the compiled system is better.
Version 5.1 is gonna be interesting - hope google fix a whole load of stuff!

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Jennaferocious · 4 years ago

I did an android os update the week of Dec 15 for my Nexus 4 and it was terrible. I lost the ability to text and use hangouts. Wifi wouldn't connect. The phone would turn off involuntarily and I had difficulty turning it back on. The system moved slowly and at times was unresponsive. I did a factory restore and it resolved most of the issues, but it is still not right. Every time I send or receive text messages a notification appears stating message not sent. The system has been prompting me to update to 5.0.1 since the restore but I'm leery of the update because the phone is at least functioning fine for now.

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Robert Jones · 4 years ago

I haven't even got lollipop yet on my Nexus 7 2013

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Ayush Chauhan · 4 years ago

My nexus 4 haven't received the update of android 5.0
What to do?

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Colin · 4 years ago

Lucky you. I'd avoid it. I have a 5 and wife has a 4. Similar problems others have pointed out.

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Ayush Chauhan · 4 years ago

I contacted to Google play services. They told me that our mobile carriers will send the update.

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Scott Lowe · 4 years ago

Yes. Do nothing and be happy, or download Lollipop and regret it.

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nikita · 4 years ago

I'm on nexus 6 5.0.1 update. The front cam in my phone works fine but in third party apps like retrica the front cam is inverted. Have read online and many nexus 6 users are facing the same issue. Is it a hardware issue or a software bug.

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BlueShamu6 · 4 years ago

same here. I've read that developers are aware of the issue. I think its a matter of time before its corrected. Lets hope!

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perfectlyreasonabletoo · 4 years ago

Rumor has it 5.1 is coming in February.

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Android Explained · 4 years ago

A baseless rumor from Android PIT :p

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bobfrea · 4 years ago

The 5.0.2 N7 2012 update may have had specific fixes for it but that is no reason to believe 5.0.2 would never arrive for other [nexus] devices. They may be waiting to collect enough device specific fixes for those other devices to make the ota worth it. Also, it makes even less sense to talk about nexus devices getting 5.0.3 that may or may not ever exist! Bad reporting by AG. MotoG 2nd Gen has seen (possibly only soak test thus far) 5.0.2.

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swap · 4 years ago

When you on wifi then when you turn off wifi
Then wifi is always awake in battery history detail showing green solid bar.

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jopke · 4 years ago

My Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi updated to 5.0.2 about month ago and I have no complaints.

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nick · 4 years ago

that's because 5.0.2 is the memory leak fixed version

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ACA7 · 4 years ago

What a load of BS. I have the Nexus 7 2013 and received 5.02 a month ago. In fact I never received 5.01, I went straight to 5.02. All official through OTA, no manual trickery. I'm in Australia. Plus, absolutely no issues, everything works fine.

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vperl · 4 years ago

Yes same here in the land of our Kenyan boss man.

No issues with my N5 ...

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DGuise · 4 years ago

Are you sure it isn't a 2012? My 2012 was crippled with 5.0, but is almost back to normal with 5.0.2. I'm also in Australia. My daughter also has 2012 N7 and suffered repeated reboots on 5.0.0.

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ACA7 · 4 years ago

Just o be clear, my brother has the N7 2012 and he's crippled with the 5.0.1. I have N7 2013 and received the 5.0.2 and it works perfectly. I was saying total BS to the claim in this article that 5.0.2 is not available for N7 2013 and may never be. What I'm saying is I have it, so it exists.

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Mick · 4 years ago

My 2013 N7 is still on 4.4.4 and I check 3 times a day for updates and hav received ZERO notifications.

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Raju Bhalerao · 4 years ago

I think you have to update 5.0.2 for N7 2012

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Raju · 4 years ago

Sir, so with 5.0.2 update, Nexus N7 2012 runs smooth with no issues, right. Please post. thanks.

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Dimitri · 4 years ago

In Australia too. Telstra blocked the update for my Nexus 5 so I manually updated. It works fine.

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Rob D · 4 years ago

and it was this moment when aca7 realized his nexus 7 2013 is actually a 2012. :)

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ACA7 · 4 years ago

Rob D needs to learn how to read and understand what he's read.

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Rob D · 4 years ago

its just a joke dude, dont be butthurt. they probably released the 5.0.2 update for the other devices later

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BlueShamu6 · 4 years ago

well this is promising as a N6 owner....hopefully we are not waiting forever to get it. These bugs are leaving a bad taste in my mouth for future Nexus purchases.

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Nikita · 4 years ago

Hi Jeff,
Could you check if your front cam works fine on 3 rd party apps like camera or retrica. Cauz in my nexus 6 the phone camera works fine but the front cam in 3 rd party apps is upside down.
Thanks,
Nikita

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BlueShamu6 · 4 years ago

mine is upside down. I tried multiple camera apps since I'm just not happy with the lack of features on the google camera app. They are all upside down.

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BH · 4 years ago

My Nexus 4 updated to 5.0.2 weeks ago, but my Nexus 5 is still on Kit Kat, which is fine with me. It sounds like lollipop is a fiasco anyway.

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baffo · 4 years ago

It now constantly forgets Wi-Fi passwords and it takes much longer to discover wifis than before. Also the ability to delete empty home windows is not longer available (nexus 7/2013 WiFi)

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Nexus user · 4 years ago

I bought a Nexus 5 from the Play store and I got the Lollipop update in November or December. I had that Nexus 5 replaced by Google when I broke the screen and my new one still does not have Lollipop. I've asked Google twice when it'll come to my Nexus... They keep saying any day. Kinda bummed cause I had it now I don't and I liked it. I don't really want to do it manually but I might.

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Lisa Heimpel · 4 years ago

I have nexus 5 nd since i had the update i am unable to use my photos as contact pictures.

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Android Explained · 4 years ago

I would do a factory reset if I were you. I know that it is a pain to backup your data and restore it(and even to set it up all over again), but it will fix small bugs like this

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Pawv · 4 years ago

thank you for commenting. I bought my n5 with kitkat and no update since I got it. im glad that im not the only one with kitkat hehe

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Dave · 4 years ago

Just updated my Nexus 7 2012 WiFi with 5.02 and is still as bad as ever. System crashes, apps not functioning properly and tablet either Freeze's or stop's all together, I am totally pissed at this. Google don't seem bothered by this as I'm sick of leaving messages on their site. Strongly thinking of abandoning android and switching to APPLE.

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koam · 4 years ago

Do a restore to factory.

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Andrew Muggeridge · 4 years ago

The huge battery drain on the n5 is my biggest issue, barely gets to 12 hours without needing to charge. I hope the next update will be soon and helpful

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stevo · 4 years ago

Wow I'm lucky to get 3 hours. Have to have battery saver on and airplane mode to last a full day.

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Andrew Muggeridge · 4 years ago

Hmm I'm not certain why yours is so bad, I realise it's an unappealing option but maybe you should factory reset?

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Scott · 4 years ago

Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013 WiFi) and no lollipop at all :(

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Ayush Chauhan · 4 years ago

Same problem here...my nexus 4 haven't received the update of android lollipop

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Pawv · 4 years ago

me neither.. still rockin kitkat on my n5.. :[ hope it'll come soon

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Geraldy · 4 years ago

Im on a nexus 5, it was working fine ive updated lollipop and everything was just right until they released the 5.0.1 that is a mess, device keep freezing many apps are force closing even the camera is messed up not to talk about the battery life. So dissapointed.

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1remus · 4 years ago

Yeah, mine too, i never had any freezing, or failing software in 4.4.4

Is there a way to back date to an older os without root?

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cardenaso10 · 4 years ago

Yes, just flash an official ROM from Google for a prior version.

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Renzo Veenstra · 4 years ago

Battery drains in 3 hrs on my Nexus5 with 5.0.1
Lollipop had proven tot be a total fiasco

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elias · 4 years ago

Im on nexus 5 and cant install the lollipop

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Nexy · 4 years ago

The uppdate needs lots of memory space an a wifi conection. If you alredy tested that you could try to factory reset the phone.

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Ayush Chauhan · 4 years ago

Factory reset won't help

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Pawv · 4 years ago

my n5 is still on 4.4.4 in Canada??? anyone else??

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waiting · 4 years ago

Same here waiting as well. Although official carrier page says it should be out.

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Andy Guerra · 4 years ago

Look it up on YouTube, I manually updated mine to 5.0, and it was a OTA update so I didn't have to wipe my phone. Also, after it finished I got the update to 5.01 OTA via T-Mobile.

Dimitri · 4 years ago

I manually updated to Android 5.0.1. It only takes 15 minutes with Minimal ADB and Fastboot.

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Pawv · 4 years ago

there are so many steps.. im scared to try to do it :S

Richard · 4 years ago

If ur not willing to fix ur "problem"...then quit complaining. I'm still on 4.1.2!

Renzo Veenstra · 4 years ago

Be happy with that!

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Pawv · 4 years ago

NO :[[[[ I want lollipop! it looks so nice :3

Guest · 4 years ago

U r lucky that you are still using 4.4.4kitkat
Because Android 5.0 and 5.0.1 is the worst android update.
Lots of bugs

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Pawv · 4 years ago

guess I'm just confused as to why people got this update in November and here I am in the middle of January still on kitkat while a few people I know in real life that have the nexus 5 are running lollipop with no complaints from them

Oku Tain · 4 years ago

I agree with you, exactly.

PappieX · 4 years ago

Mee too, i live in The Netherlands

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Alan · 4 years ago

4.4.4 is better. Just stay put bro.

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Nexy · 4 years ago

I have Nexus 5 and after the 5.0.1 uppdate I have to reboot my phone about once a week or it starts to drain battery fast. After reboot the phone battery use is normal

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Mr_Nessuno · 4 years ago

And also the RAM is every day lower and I must reboot or app continue re-opening because they aren't in RAM.

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Android L sucks · 4 years ago

Same here. The most flawed Android so far. And they refuse to fix it.

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vperl · 4 years ago

Never a problem here with my N5, you must be iCrapple troll.

Party on Garth

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bgsteelfan · 4 years ago

No trolling, there is a know memory leak that causes battery drain and app crashes.

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Flubba Gunto · 4 years ago

Yes, because EVERYONE is going to have the same experience. Individual hardware and apos have nothing to do with it!

...or you're an idiot.

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vperl · 4 years ago

Nope, look into a mirror that is the moron

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Paul · 4 years ago

Having the same problems. I'm going to buy an iPhone and get away from this mess.

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myepicyear · 4 years ago

You just get a new set of issues to trade off. Disgruntled Android users always view the iPhone as some paradise waiting for them; the greenest grass on the other side.
Well, most of those people, when - and if - they make their romanticized switch to the iOS platform find that iOS was actually made by *humans*, just like Android. It is not perfect, godly, or lacking in user complaints..some of them are just like yours too.

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Matthew Gardner · 4 years ago

Battery lasts all day on my Nexus 5, I average about 4 hours screen on time. You must be using poorly coded apps.

Lollipop has proven to be an excellent update.

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Glad Nexus 5 User · 4 years ago

I second that. Today my Nexus 5 still had about 55 to 56% after 8-10 hours of light use (a few phone calls, web browsing, WiFi always on btw); on average that reduces to 6-8 hours on medium use, (a couple hours music, another couple for web browsing, short span of gaming or videos), and reduces to about 4-5 hours on high usage (graphic intensive and / or online gaming). % lost during night is about 2 to 4% and never dips below 94%. I would suggest anyone having battery issues or other bug issues, to go online and check the web for temp / permanent fixes...until u get an update that fixes them. That's just a suggestion though, or you could just take the easy way out and wait. The people at google who wrote android cannot fix every bug encountered mostly because there are so many that are out of their control, for eg., a badly coded app or an app that's not updated regularly to fix its own bugs, or an app that's not been coded for ART. I agree there are a few bugs, but there are work arounds to help. We just need to check the web with some patience. I was one of the lucky ones who went online, read up on possible issues and tips to ensure a smooth move to lollipop, prepared my phone for the upgrade and got it upgraded without any bad bugs showing up for either 5.0 or 5.0.1
A bug or two does show up once in a blue moon, and I'm waiting for the 5.1 update, 5 to 6 months down the line.

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Mr Paul · 4 years ago

Good to hear. Can you compare the battery life to how it was on KitKat? I'm on a Moto X 1st gen waiting, and it's kinda iffy. While KitKat is stable, the battery life is a little bleh. I seem to loose 7-9% during night (I have a good AT&T connection and Wi-Fi connection) give or take and it makes it through a day to day and a half of moderate use, whereas with Lollipop I'd expect nearly two days of light-moderate use with my phone's battery.

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Glad Nexus 5 User · 4 years ago

I faced the same issue with KitKat... Like about 10-18% battery drain during the night. But now its almost non-existant. What you said about KitKat I completely agree on; its very stable by has a few not-too-serious battery issues... I barely got through the day on a single and most often I would hold back on anything that would drain the battery. Lollipop fixes the battery issues for the most part, but it is a young OS and has its share of bugs to iron out. As for how long the charge will last, it depends again on how we use it. I mean, if your usage patterns don't change much, you'd see a fairly longer life per charge when compared to KitKat. Now do not throw caution to wind and just update. We do need to do our homework, proper ;p and I stand by what I said above. Do a bit of research on how ur phone reacts to the update. Above all else please back up all your data before you even attempt anything, should you decide to go ahead! :)

Mr Paul · 4 years ago

I am going to wait for Motorola to release the official update. I figure being it's under a month away, I really don't see the point in rooting and unlocking the bootloader for something that isn't too far away. Great to hear!

Glad Nexus 5 User · 4 years ago

Yup. Being cautious is fine. If you have already researched the whole upgrade process and there is nothing more left to do except wait, then I'd recommend using this wait-time to get yourself acquainted with the finer details of the new OS, and maybe learn a few things about the Android OS in general. But that's just me. One concept in particular would be the concept of Ram usage; that when it actually comes to Android, 'unused RAM is wasted RAM'. This is such a terribly misunderstood concept that even in the Android developer community, some have made 'Ram Cleaners/Managers' that go against the whole concept of Android. I specifically decided to point out this particular concept because its one of the reasons battery drain used to occur in Android from way back when, and now with the 'battery drain bug' I believe this will be all the more pronounced. Just thought you'd be interested to know since its related to the battery drain issue being discussed here between us. :)

Nathan · 4 years ago

I had push notifications on my email set to update constantly that drained my battery after the update.. I changed this to 15 minutes and the problem was solves! Could be what you're experiencing?

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Renzo Veenstra · 4 years ago

Unfortunately this does not help.

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Paul · 4 years ago

Still have not got update from 4.4 still

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Kris6699 · 4 years ago

What device?

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rage · 4 years ago

Same here. Still on 4.4 with n7 2013 wifi

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curmudgeon · 4 years ago

Ditto...N7/13 - 4.4

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Pawv · 4 years ago

for me, n5

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Brendun · 4 years ago

Also on 4.4 on nexus 5 in UK

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Ayush Chauhan · 4 years ago

Nexus 4 same problem

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Mihir · 4 years ago

After 5.0 I'm facing quick battery drain issues..... Even 5.0.2 did not solve this bug... I hope it gets solved in next update

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Chuck · 4 years ago

5.0.1 on the Nexus 4. Love the interface, definitely an upgrade. I'm having serious problems with Wifi. The phone seems unable to hold a connection more than a few minutes, which is really irritating.

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Parker · 4 years ago

Updated with 5.0.2 tonight after receiving the system update. My tablet is now bricked and I'm beyond pissed. I'm scouring the web to find information, and it's either running great or it bricks your tablet. May sound lame, but I mostly use my Nexus 7 for the kindle app. My books are there, but there are NO words. It will show the chapter but no text. Facebook will close on its own. Beyond irritated right now.

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ash · 4 years ago

Flash the OS from scratch, it might help

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Bill · 4 years ago

Were you using Droid Serif? Change the font....I had the same and selecting a different font worked.

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ladris · 4 years ago

Doesn't "bricked" imply zero functionality and no successful post or boot? Far from what you just described?

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koam · 4 years ago

Yes

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Disqusman · 4 years ago

That's not bricked.

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bzjm · 4 years ago

I uninstalled Kindle and then installed. I was able to go to sync it to the Amazon account. The books were still available to bring into the Nexus 7 2013.

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Pawv · 4 years ago

bricked means it's literally as useful as a brick

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Rob D · 4 years ago

i dont think u know wat 'bricked' means

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Jeff Penver · 4 years ago

The 5.0.0 update to my N7 2012 made is run dreadful. It was incredibly slow on the UI although fine within apps. Since 5.0.2 it's been back to sensible speed. I can only imagine 5.0.2 was specifically to address something wrong for N7 users that wasn't a problem on other devices, because my N5 was fine on 5.0.0.

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koam · 4 years ago

That's correct. And the article should have said so.

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