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Any News about Lollipop rolling out for Nexus Line of devices.

Discussion in 'Tablets, Smartphones and Mobile Devices' started by Peter Carlos, 5 Nov 2014.

  1. Peter Carlos

    Peter Carlos Regular Geek

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    I've been hearing from various sources that Lollipop update :bookworm:has been started rolling out for Nexus5 and Nexus 4 line of devices. So, I was going crazy over my device since yesterday I keep tapping over the check for updates button but I don't seem to find any updates available ! :banghead:I was wondering did you guys get the update or still you are waiting for it show up ?
     
  2. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    https://gigaom.com/2014/11/04/android-lollipop-update-schedule-plans/

    Not got it on my Moto G yet, hope it is better than the last update!
     
  3. Peter Carlos

    Peter Carlos Regular Geek

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    Quite interesting post up there but I would again they didn't talked when they keep saying will things go round and round ! Anyway thanks again @amusicsite I think I have to keep my fingers crossed and keep tapping over the check for updated button again and again :cat:
     
  4. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Your lucky if you are in the states, over here in Europe we often get it a few weeks or even months later! So I'm expecting it any time soon.
     
  5. Peter Carlos

    Peter Carlos Regular Geek

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    Well, that was bad I would say anyway we can't do anything other than waiting !
     
  6. andyfraser

    andyfraser Active Geek

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  7. Peter Carlos

    Peter Carlos Regular Geek

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    Yeah I have heard that too ! I think it will get over the Nexus device after a this week I would say !
     
  8. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    SatNavSaysStraightOn Well-Known Geek

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  9. Peter Carlos

    Peter Carlos Regular Geek

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    Yes, I have also seen that people who has updated their device are giving complaints like the performance with the device has gone to weird level, battery is draining way more faster (I guess Lollipop is designed for to help users in getting more juice out of their battery). :D I guess everyone is thinking where it has lost ! Some users say that firstly they get and option to update to Lollipop and then it gets vanished :O
     
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  10. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Think I'll wait for the .1 release then!
     
  11. andyfraser

    andyfraser Active Geek

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    Last edited: 21 Nov 2014
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  12. the_mikey

    the_mikey Active Geek

    Flashed my 2012 Nexus 7 back to 4.4.4 after tolerating a couple of weeks of Lollipop. I prefer my Nexus 7 when it's functional.
     
  13. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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  14. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    I've just seen that it's available for my phone now...

    A few weeks ago I got a notification prompting me to update the Motorola Update app as a new version was coming soon. So today I decided to update and see.

    A few hours after updating I went in to check for new system updates.. Hung the first time...

    When it did finally pop up there was a nice massage from Motorola about the update that started with... br>

    There was a link to more info on the update which I clicked and it went to a page not accessible....

    Finally there was a choice... I chose "not now".. :p:
     
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  15. I would like to upgrade my Galaxy S4 but I will wait until a few thousand tech 'guinea pigs' have gone before me and given it a good testing! :okay:
     
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  16. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    I can't say I've got much faith in my update from Motorola. Not sure I want to install any update from a company who can't paste a description into a text field without noticing they left in a html tag!
     
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  17. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Well I finally gave in and upgraded to lollypop....

    My advice is DON'T!!

    Firstly the new UI seems half baked. Change for change sake rather than any sort of coherence.

    Then there is a very Microsoft style changing the settings and how it works, again seemingly more just for the sake of it.

    Let me give the examples I've discovered so far...

    1) The lock screen. Before I pressed the power button and straight away there was the password prompt... Now I have to swipe up to get the prompt. Don't sound too bad as only a bit more effort but as you will see this seems to be repeated everywhere. Also it seems if you even slightly swipe up and left you launch the camera or the phone the other way.

    2) Toggling the mobile data on/off has become more awkward too. It seems with each version of android Google is trying to deter you from ever turning of the data connection. 3rd party apps now can't toggle the data connection. Instead they now open the Data Usage settings page, then you can select to turn it off... Only after confirming the action... EVERY TIME!

    3) Forums are full of complaints of apps crashing, especially browsers, all browsers... Even chrome!

    4) The pull down notifications has become bloated and over engineered. I've even had the notification light flashing only to turn on the phone and find there are no notifications!

    5) The running background task killer again seems over engineered and harder to kill everything.

    Not quite all bad, it does seem a little bit snappier and the multiple users/ fast user switching work well.

    But if your phone has not got the update yet or can't get it... Don't complain it's a blessing.

    This feel like Android's 'Windows 8' moment and I think it's going to piss off the power users and maybe even the casual user....

    I'm going to take a hard look at Ubuntu and Firefox OS before upgrading my phone again as it seems Google can't make a good OS.
     
  18. andyfraser

    andyfraser Active Geek

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    I remember similar complaints when KitKat came out. KitKat was initially quite buggy. Lollipop is much better on that front. I now get fewer app crashes than ever before.

    I got Lollipop on my Nexus 5 by the beginning of December and of course it was pre-installed on my Nexus 6. It's like anything like this, it's different and takes a little getting used to. I can't remember what KitKat was like now.

    Overall I don't think Lollipop is any better or worse than any version that came before.
     
  19. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    I still seem to keep finding problems with this version.

    One of them is a fathom alert. Took me a while to work it out. I have a gmail account in the gmail app but it's set to not sync... Thought whenever new mail arrives it triggers the flashing light alert... Which I guess means that although it's told not to sync it's still checking the server for new mail. Makes you wonder how many other disabled services are not really disabled. I know the location service runs regardless of your settings.

    Sometimes with this false alert the light keeps flashing even after opening the gmail app and getting the mails. I used to have to reboot the phone to stop it till I realised you can also stop it by pulling down the alert bar and clicking on something else. I use the alarm clock notification as it's the only one always there.

    Have also noticed the volume buttons are very laggy with it taking 3 or more seconds sometimes to fire up the beep and change the volume.

    Seems not to crash apps anymore, I did read this is sometimes a cache issue when upgrading and once the cache has been cleared it goes away.
     
  20. the_mikey

    the_mikey Active Geek

    Upgraded to an LG G3 recently, it has Lollipop and no real bugs other than the volume control issue which means turning down the volume turns down the volume for everything including alarms and notifications. I think that might be fixed in V5.1 0.