You've got to be kidding me. Is it really that hard to fix a memory leak? Several people over at XDA have already come up with their own fixes.
I really want to like this iteration of Android, I really do. But if it's going to make iOS 8.x look stable, I may as well reflash KitKat.
5.0 has been out for what? 6 months? And they still cannot solve the memory leak issue. Was 5.0 beta tested before release?
Pipo, 03 Apr 2015Naaaaaah, Vista had no memory leak ;-)But it sure as hell had bugs and other undesirables.
pipo, 03 Apr 2015"...sometimes we are so stupid, really..."
Speak for yourself. I'm still on 4.4.2... moreLike being vulnerable to the OpenSSL heartblead attack which was only fixed in 4.4.4?
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015Yup, Lollipop is really turning out to be the "Microsoft Vista" of Android versions;... moreIn the sense that "no-one" liked Vista, but yet they all praise Vista in-disguise (which is Windows 7)?
Vista was a fantastic evolution (albeit quirky at first), without which Windows 7 (8 and 10) wouldn't be what you know and like today. People are just too oblivious to notice that, it's much easier to just repeat someone else's regurgitated sound-bites than just stop for a moment and think.
Saying Lollipop is the Vista of Android is actually an HUGE compliment.
Let's hope it is like Vista, that once the re-tweaked version of Vista arrived (Windows 7) the market was instantly conquered.
Antonio, 03 Apr 2015bugs, always bugs... and the manufacturers (hello samsung) don't even release updatesIt's actually THAT one bug that keeps popping up!
Like I wrote before: whack-a-mole! :-)
pipo, 03 Apr 2015Sure. Use replacements for the rogue apps. A few examples: Chrome CM Browser / Mozil... moreYes, replace Google Play which always receive updates when they are released and add Amazon that barely receives any and when it does it hers them much later. This is exactly what I was talking about! You sir get me.
john, 03 Apr 2015android 5.0 sucks. my phone crashes at least 1 time per day since the update from kit kat. the... more"...sometimes we are so stupid, really..."
Speak for yourself. I'm still on 4.4.2 and will keep it that way far into 2015 :-)
Being a slomo sometimes does have it perks ;-)
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015What about battery drain which causes "mobile radio active" on almost all apps that ... moreSure.
Use replacements for the rogue apps.
A few examples:
Chrome CM Browser / Mozilla Firefox...
G-mail K9 Email
G-maps Nokia Here (free)/ Sygic etc (pay)
G-Play Amazon Store etc...
G-Movies VLC Player / Archos player / MX Player etc...
G-books Moonreader etc...
There's even things like exDialer to replace contacts and the dialer-app.
Perhaps these alternative don't rely on Google's services and don't abuse battery-consumption.
pipo, 03 Apr 2015I guess not. I will stick on KitKat. Because: 1) all that white makes my eyes hurt 2) a... moreYup, Lollipop is really turning out to be the "Microsoft Vista" of Android versions; most people will just skip it.
Wait a minute!!!! Didn't they said that the 5.0.2 will have a memory fix? Google, Are you lying to us?!
Angry Mobile Nerd, 03 Apr 2015Big whoop is Lollipop even on 3% of Android devices yet?I guess not.
I will stick on KitKat. Because:
1) all that white makes my eyes hurt
2) all that white makes my AMOled screen use more battery
3) 32-bit and 2Gb Ram on my device so WHY would I need a 64-bit supported OS which will still run in 32-bits on my device?
4) I'm too stupid to know what these icons at the bottom bar mean. I get too easily confused with the icons on my PS3-controller.
Did I mention that all that white makes my eyes hurt when use my phone indoors and at night?
bugs, always bugs... and the manufacturers (hello samsung) don't even release updates
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015Mehhh, atleast iphone is fixing even the older model, look at android, 4.0, here comes 4.1, fi... more"...atleast iphone is fixing even the older model..."
Apple is just the same. They introduce a new iOS but there's always an older series that falls of the boat. Then there's all the problems that get introduced on the updated older phones. But you have to update because sooner than later the apps that ran on the old iOS are removed and then you can't download or find certain app (if you do e.g. a phone reset). At least with Android the reliance to have a certain OS version is less restrictive than on Apple.
I can keep using the new version of "app X" even though I'm still on KitKat or Jelly Bean. Plus not all the faults advertised by devs are noticeable on every device. Sometimes manufacturers have their own fix through their own launchers or own system-patches or their own alternative apps. For example if there's a bug in Google's dialer than only Nexus devices will see this, since e.g. Samsung uses its own dialer which might not inhibit said bug.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015Well at least Androud is open source. Do you know what this means? This means anyone can fix t... more"...Any phone that supports Xposed can do this...."
Unfortunately Xposed messes other things up. For example Privacy mode on S5. So it's sometimes more of a hindrance than a help. Which ends by removing the damn thing altogether :-(
"Google’s Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in works, may fix memory leak"
shouldn't that be: Google’s Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in works, MUST fix memory leak!
Perhaps some would even say:
Google’s Android 5.1.1 Lollipop in works, MUST FINALLY fix memory leak!
For me 2015 is the year of the Fuck Ups!
I recommend to publish a top-10 of the FU at the end of 2015. And issue a price e.g. a role of toiletpaper in QHD >:->
1) Samsung Galaxy S6 - removal of everything that made a Galaxy a Galaxy and creating an iPhone clone with Sammy aesthetics AKA Samsung Alpha v2.
2) Google Android 5.x.x.x.x.x.x - After the departure of Andy Rubin, Google can't seem to fix THE bug. Or should I say: whack-a-mole!
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2015Mehhh, atleast iphone is fixing even the older model, look at android, 4.0, here comes 4.1, fi... moreAre you serious ? are you really comparing iphone updates with low-end androids ? If you pay iphones price for android phone you get same update support like iphone does... In these times, most expensive phones (flagships) have support for aprox 2 years.. They get several big Android updates.. in my opinion.. two years of update support, there is nothing to complain about...