AnonD-337409, 22 Feb 2015I agree. They rush out these updates to quick and they dont ever work probably. So it messes y... moreYes, of course. KitKat is stable and consistent as heck. The "only" problem I have with KitKat is the lockscreen clock gets stuck at a time and doesn't want to update with system time. I didn't notice that problem on Lollipop, at least not in one week I used it.
In any case, the number of bugs are just a lot in on Lollipop, doesn't matter if Google tries to advertise those bugs as features, they are bugs nevertheless. And because of that a huge number of adjustments have to be made, you can't silence your phone, you need to monitor how 'every app' notifies you and make change accordingly, this that, bollocks, I paid for the phone, I want it to behave how I want. So staying on KitKat, at least for now. Saw someone mentioning in sammobile that an OTA update was pushed which brought back the Do Not Disturb and Silent Mode to Galaxy S5, hope a same update will be pushed for Note 3. Still then I will be unsure whether I will switch back to it or not.
The thing which Lollipop actually rotted my mind with was the looks, I mean full screen Dialler etc. (why the dialler is cut sidewise in KitKat is beyond me!), the combination of White and Orange themes with White backgrounds etc., were just killer looks, at least for me, because I prefer lighter backgrounds, anyway, it's personal preference, nothing more, and there was obviously the better battery life.
Well let's see when a stable Lollipop update releases, with ALL the KitKat features back more importantly.
ithehappy, 22 Feb 2015It is not Samsung who is pushing out unstable updates, it's Google. Samsung, probably the firs... moreI agree. They rush out these updates to quick and they dont ever work probably. So it messes your phone up. Kitkat is great and i want to stay with it. Ive no probs with it at all. My phone is working great. No problems.
AnonD-337409, 22 Feb 2015My sister got L on her s5 and she wants back to kitkat. Her phone hasnt been working right sin... moreIt is not Samsung who is pushing out unstable updates, it's Google. Samsung, probably the first time in their life have not altered much in 5.0 and released the update as it is, and now see. Google have messed up so many things in 5.0, some of which are fixed 5.0.1, the rest on 5.0.2 and the existing on 5.1 probably.
I just don't understand why companies need to release an update so fast that they don't have the time to check the package much more carefully. I guess it's just about bragging rights. People will remember that L was pushed so fast to devices, yet very few people will remember that how messy the update actually was. Glad that belong to the latter category.
AnonD-366263, 22 Feb 2015No update for this fella! ;) xxNice :-) glad you feel the same way lakewolf about not wanting update. we have always said we are staying with kitkat:-)
AnonD-337409, 22 Feb 2015I hate it when ppl try to push L unto other ppl. L IS not very stable. Kitkat all the way. Tha... moreYour own choice. Some people having different choices. I used lollipop and I'm sharing the same. If you don't like my opinion blondi then ignore it blondi :)
AnonD-337409, 22 Feb 2015I hate it when ppl try to push L unto other ppl. L IS not very stable. Kitkat all the way. Tha... moreYou hate me then juss ignore me blondi! I know I'm telling true. I have used lollipop thats why i am saying the truth. Try by your self. Then see that which bloody other peoples are complaining... Now I'm on note 4 and Note 4 is also using 2.0 GB ram always! no worries bcoz its adjust by itself.
You are obviously like n love kitkat that doesn't mean that people who love Sammy's lollipop for Note 3 which is 99.9% bug free You hate them. Mind your business buddy. All of here are having diff thoughts and ideas. If its doesn't matches to yours then you don't blame them.
Final way I know you & lakey both of you don't like my most of post. That's ur probs. People needs opinion and I gave them. If they like, they will follow..
Juss simple! :)
My sister got L on her s5 and she wants back to kitkat. Her phone hasnt been working right since the update. Battery drains fast. Her paid apps still are notvworking. And phone is lagging. Thats samsung pushing out unstable updates!
I've seen lollipop on Note3 from my friend handphone.. He download Europe version via odin..and i don't like it..i like kitkat and old TouchWiz more..B-)
AnonD-337310, 22 Feb 2015I'm not sure buddy. Maybe early april. Samsung is testing LOLLIPOP in Russia, Ukraine, Poland ... moreI hate it when ppl try to push L unto other ppl. L IS not very stable. Kitkat all the way. That means no problems. Good battery backup in kitkat. L eats up alot of ram and that means your phone will lag with less ram.!
AnonD-9248, 22 Feb 2015Thanks Romeo... How abt the update for n900 Indian version? Any idea I'm not sure buddy. Maybe early april. Samsung is testing LOLLIPOP in Russia, Ukraine, Poland & Some other European countries.
My advice is don't rush quickly for lollipop & wait for the stable update 5.0.1, 5.1 is 100% stable and bug free which is coming by late this year 2015. And the Silent Mode added & Ram Management also improved in 5.1!
Don't see that people are complaining lollipop is worst or bla bla bla! Its good and you'll like. I also like 5.0 on my updated Note 3.
Just seen advert for note 5. Looks amazing and it might come with milkshake. Cant wait until its in shops in oct:-)
ithehappy, 22 Feb 2015So after using Lollipop for almost one straight week I am going back to KitKat. Reasons are... moreIl be staying with kitkat. Other ppl may like lollipop. But im happy with kitkat. Ive read up on it so much and some ppl would prefer to go back to kitkat! And that annoying bright green and white is not very nice. My sister says so many things have gone wrong. So shes going back to kitkat.
AnonD-9248, 22 Feb 2015Romeo... Do u get the ultra power saving mode in lollipop? Similar to the one u have in Samsung s5And btw, I found that Ultra Power Saving Mode is only useful when you are travelling a long like more than 20 Plus hr in our Indian Railways or you think that you will not use your phone for a long (6-7 hrs) or you only want some of selected features like calling, texting, WhatsApp & Messenger. Its only allows max 6 selected apps to run. Data off auto when screen off.
I'm getting 13.7 days of estimated time with full 100% charged on UPSM (Ultra Power Saving) on my GALAXY S5.
AnonD-9248, 22 Feb 2015Romeo... Do u get the ultra power saving mode in lollipop? Similar to the one u have in Samsung s5Nope... Just the upgraded touchwiz I got & most of the Note 4 (80%) of multiwindow like split screen & S pen features.
No Ultra Power Savings for Note 3 in Lolly Lolly POP :P
AnonD-337310, 22 Feb 2015Buddy I also don't want lollipop features! I just want new touchwiz layout like S5 and Note 4.... moreRomeo... Do u get the ultra power saving mode in lollipop? Similar to the one u have in Samsung s5
AnonD-337409, 21 Feb 2015Oh so there getn it. Im sure alot of note 3 neo owners will be happy. But the way sammy pushes... moreLol.i dont come in as often as i use too.i think pple dont need help because they can sort things out them selves. Just the odd post here n there blondi :-)
ithehappy, 22 Feb 2015So after using Lollipop for almost one straight week I am going back to KitKat.
Reasons are... moreBuddy I also don't want lollipop features! I just want new touchwiz layout like S5 and Note 4. Which is only possible to get into my note 3 via lollipop update. I was very bored with old touchwiz layout bcoz from S3 to Note 3 the same old looking touchwiz. That's why i upgraded it to lollipop. And the pop up notification is very annoying. Silent mode gone. My favourite blocking mode gone. Only the thing i love in this update is New Touchwiz & White Softy Keyboard and ofcourse New 25% Improved battery life.
As before I'm always stuck max 4hr screen time on (kitkat) and now its max 6.2hr screen on time.
Sadly I don't have Note 3 now bcoz I sold yesterday to Get Note 4 (THE MASTERPIECE) Which gives me new touchwiz on Kitkat!
So after using Lollipop for almost one straight week I am going back to KitKat.
A- No Silent mode! This has to be a joke. No don't tell me about that darn Priority mode, it's nothing but a joke, and no way a replacement of Silent mode. This single issue is enough for me to ditch 5.0. Hope someone in Google will start drinking milk again and bring it back.
B- No upcoming alarm time on lockscreen. LOL.
C- Lockscreen notifications are involved (integrated) with notifications on task bar (or status bar). So you disable or enable a notification on task bar, it will also be enabled or disabled on Lockscreen too! Another utter joke and it's extremely annoying. I use WatchON app of Samsung to control my TV and sat connection, and it's there enabled on Lockscreen too, making the clock tiny, LOL. God knows what's wrong! And if you think about disabling the notifications, well good, but as I said, you disable notification of an app, and it's gone from status bar too (along with lockscreen of course), but the main problem is you won't be notified on an incoming text or missed call on lockscreen any more which is, or was a very good feature of Samsung. This is another extremely important reason for me to not be able to use 5.0!
D- No Xposed yet, this isn't a major issue, as it will be compatible soon.
But, I will miss the light backgrounds and more importantly the very good battery backup. Well gotta leave something to gain something, or in this case get back stuffs which are extremely important and should not have been altered at all!
Now I understand that if you let Google handle Android in their only way they are going to doom it. So custom skins are needed after all, don't know why Samsung ditched the Silent mode and others stuffs of their own, not good.
Just thought about saying this, in case anyone is wondering whether to upgrade to 5.0 or stay with KitKat.