Android 5.0 Lollipop is on everyone’s mind at the moment, and according to rumors, November 3 was the date it should have been rolled out to Nexus and Google Play Edition devices. However, Google supposedly had to change its plans at the final moment owing to a serious bug that could have affected users in a big way.
The company has rescheduled the arrival of this update for November 12 due to a Wi-Fi issue in the developer build of Android 5.0 Lollipop that was causing insane battery drain. When Wi-Fi was switch on, some users were observing that their Nexus 5 handsets were waking up randomly, resulting in the ‘Miscellaneous’ section in the battery use menu to consume the maximum amount of juice.
Surely, it would have resulted in quite an upset if such a big bug had made its way into the final release of the newest version of Android. However, a look at the issue tracker (via Android Police) has revealed that it has been fixed by Google’s developers, and the Wi-Fi problem should be solved in all upcoming builds.
Android 5.0 Lollipop is all set to be the first big design overhaul to the software since the Ice Cream Sandwich version that was unveiled back in 2011. The bevy of visual changes to the software include a new way to view notifications, some great new security and privacy features, better battery management, added languages, device sharing attributes and a lot more.
The Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9 are the first devices to come with Android 5.0 Lollipop, and November 12 is now being seen as the date on which other Nexus gadgets as well as Google Play Editions of smartphones and tablets will receive it.