Problems after Android Lollipop update

Probably most Android users heard about the new operating system Android 5.0 Lollipop. For now is only available for those who have Nexus devices. However, it is rumored, that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be available for the rest of Android smartphones from 2015.

Android 5.0 has some interesting specifications and improvements such as Material Design, that makes the interface more attractive, new fonts, new special effects, more natural translation effects and improved visuals.
It brings improvements on the notification system as well. You can reply to your messages directly from the lock screen, brings the Priority mode which is activated from one of the volume buttons, and if you are in an application, such as a game, and someone calls you, the call will not close the game or the application.

problems after Android Lollipop update

It has improvements on the battery life too and you can earn up to 90 minutes of battery life after updating to the new operating system. On the security side, it encrypts the data, is less vulnerable to malware thanks to the SELinux, moreover, you can pair your tablet or phone with another device such as a clock or even your car through Android Smart Lock function. Android Lollipop update brings more good features but we are not here to talk about it.

All good so far, but the miracle did not last too long. Why? Because a few Nexus users that have already installed on their devices Android 5.0 Lollipop complained about some Nexus problems after Android Lollipop update.

Problems after Android Lollipop update!

Those who already updated to Lollipop warn others not to make the android update yet. This recommendation and also a protest against the new Android 5.0 Lollipop comes after they found several problems, such as broken apps, repeated crashes  and device slowdowns.

Problems after Android Lollipop update

  • Ok Google Everywhere voice recognition problems after Android Lollipop update. This app only works only when the phone is on “Home Screen”. 

         Solution: So far was not found any solution for this problem.

         Solution: So far was not found any solution for this problem.

  • System crash problems after Android Lollipop update. This problem occurs if you try to change the language in Canadian when it is on charging and can cause system crash. Using the flashlight can cause a system crash too after updating to Android 5.0 Lollipop.

         Solution: This can be solved by removing the device from charging

         Solution: A possible fix is flashing the cache partition and all user data. Some users tried it and said    that the device charges properly after that.

  • Nexus 7 performance problems after Android Lollipop update.

         Solution: The good news is that there is a fix for this problem. Follow the next steps:

–  Press and hold Power and Volume Down  buttons simultaneously until you see a large arrow at the top of the screen;

– Press Volume Down button and choose Recovery. After that press the Power button;

– You should see the Android figure and a red triangle;

– Hold the Power button, press Volume Up once and then release the power button;

– A list should appear on the top of the screen;

– Press Volume Down until  and choose erase or wipe partition. After that press the power button;

– A message will appear on the bottom of your screen. It can take up to 15 minutes to complete;

– After that restart your Nexus.

  • WiFi connection problems after Android Lollipop update. Especially Nexus 5 has problems connecting to a WiFi network. And this is not the only problem. It was found that the battery is consumed very quickly when the device is connected to a WiFi network.

         Solution: So far was not found any solution for this problem.

So if you didn’t updated your device to Android 5.0 Lollipop you can think again before you do it. For now you can’t rely on Google for help. I am sure that a new Lollipop version with bug fixes will be released soon, but we don’t have a date yet. My advice is to wait until Android 5.0 Lollipop is more stable.

Jack is a tech blogger and content marketer specializing in online security and privacy. He spends his time split between Western Canada and Asia Pacific.