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Lollipop 5.1.1 Update Doing More Harm Than Good?

Alright folks, let’s get down to business. Not too long ago, Android’Lollipop 5.1.1 update was released to a variety devices in hopes of improving their performance and fixing the bugs that the previous Lollipop update didn’t fix. Unfortunately, Nexus owners are experiencing a lot of trouble after the release of the update.

For some of the devices, there weren’t any issues. Some of them even had new features added to to their interfaces. The website International Business Times mentions that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge received various new modes for their cameras. They also said, “In addition, the update also comes with several minor changes, such as a neat notifications menu and it provides the option to disable S Finder and Quick Connect buttons beneath the quick-settings toggles.”

Gotta Be Mobile has stated that there is a solution to some of the issues. They wrote, “Remember, if Android 5.1.1 gives you problems, you can drop back down to Android 5.1, Android 5.0.2, or really anything that supports your device if you can find the appropriate files.”

It makes you wonder how Android didn’t anticipate some of these problems. After all, don’t they do extensive testing to see if their updates are going to be successful? Shouldn’t the developers have a vast array of these devices to test their updates on?

Now, the Nexus forums are full of comments and complaints concerning the update. One user talked about how their Nexus was randomly restarting. They posted, “My Nexus 5 after latest 5.1 Upgrade keeps restarting randomly and many times optimize the apps after restart. Very annoying I already tried factory reset and device cache cleans, seems like an OS issue. Do any of you guys having the same issue?” The replies and answers confirm that yes, other people are having similar issues.

Another user discussed how they were having issues with video streaming. They posted, “I have upgraded my Nexus 9 to Android 5.1.1 and I have a serious problem with streaming videos from my browser ( Chrome ). I have tried several other browsers, but the problem is still the same. When I start streaming I works fine , but after a while it suddenly freezes. And I have to back out. It worked fine with 5.0, but now it does not!” Despite having someone post their solution, the user was still not able to solve their problem.

It’s only a matter of time before the next update comes out to address these issues. If we’re lucky, it’ll happen soon. Until then, are there any Nexus users here who are having issues with the new update?

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