Android 5.0 – After a Year it Still Has its Share of Bugs
Oct 5, 2015 10:53 AM –
Before its release almost a year ago, Android 5.0 (Lollipop) looked like an answer to a host of problems smartphone and tablet users were having. It promised extended battery life, better use of resources and generally a better performance. It has kept its promise, but not to all the users. While the majority were happy with the upgrade, some phones were affected by a series of annoying bugs and issues that needed solving. Here are some of the most common – and the solutions recommended for them.
1. Performance issues after upgrade
Some phones have transformed from a fine tuned powerhouse into an outdated PC running Windows Vista after upgrading to the latest version of Android. The list of reported issued included freezes, crashes, lag and stutter. As it turns out, the issue was not with the operating system itself, but with the repeated updates installed before it.
The solution to the problem is to perform a factory reset before installing the update to Android 5.0. After the update is complete, make sure all your apps are updated to their Lollipop version. If the problems persist, try turning off all apps to see if one of them is at the base of the issue.
2. Apps restarting in the background
Imagine playing your favorite game at the online casino, Euro Palace Germany, being in the middle of a winning streak and receiving a text message that you can’t just ignore. You proceed to tap a response, but when you return to your favorite blackjack table to keep on playing, you see that the app has restarted, kicking you out of your game. It’s annoying even if you are not in the middle of a winning streak – but if you are, it’s even worse. Playing at Euro Palace is my favorite pastime. And the issue I described above has happened to me several times before. Luckily Euro Palace Germany’s promotions are so great that they make up for any error I encounter with Android software.
Ironic as it may sound, the solution to this issue is restarting your phone. The issue is caused by the ART runtime that sometimes closes apps even when it’s not necessary.
3. WiFi issues
Every Android update so far has come with issues affecting WiFi, or Bluetooth, or both. According to user reports, 5.0 is not an exception – this time the issue affects WiFi only, though. The list of solutions is the usual: switch airplane mode on and off, forget and reconnect to the network, restart phone, restart router, or simply switch to mobile data if you can (this is the solution I use most often, but I have an unlimited data plan).
The next version of Android, this time named after the tasty treat you fry at the campfire (Marshmallow) is due to be released in a few days time. Hopefully it will get rid of these issues – and not cause any more.