Android 5.0 Lollipop's reported excessive lag might be due to memory leak, fix incoming
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 07, 2015, 1:27 PM
If you thought you were imagining things when after 40 hours or so of perusing Lollipop it starts to visibly lag and hang apps at times, you'd be pleased to know that you are not alone in this. It turns out that between all of the under-the-hood improvement, like swapping the kernel and establishing 64-bit reign with Lollipop, Google might have left a small memory leak, which leads to lag and errors over time.
The issue can be fixed with a simple reboot, but that's not the way we usually expect to handle our phones, more so if after 40 hours lag and burn could happen all over again. The problem has been reported, however, and even changed its status to "resolved," so probably Google will be fixing this quickly with the Android 5.0 version updates that are to follow.
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Been usinv it since day 1, there is no lag , wtf are you talking about?
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 1:33 PM 3
Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014
There is most certainly lag. Meanwhile the Lumia 930 outpaces all of the puny android 5.0 devices. When will people make the logical choice and pick Windows Phone.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 1:53 PM 5
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Many would disagree with you that Windows Phone has not been better, many will make fun of its but you can't deny its influence on material design/ Android L and UI minimalistic approach in the world. All OS has something to offer WP Android and iOS. Hope Google work out that lag for its users sake, bugs happens on all platforms some more than others, hope they become a thing of the past sooner rather than later.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 4:13 PM 1
I use my 1520 or htc M8 windows nearly every other day (swap between that and my note 4/ htc m8 android). It is missing quite a few apps, and the app store design is horrible compared to iOS or Android (in regards to finding stuff). Love the OS but it does need improvement.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 5:37 PM 0
You're in complete and utter denial if you think there isn't any lag. Lollipop was practically unusable in the first version. In addition to the other problems that were there.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 2:02 PM 0
The preview version had very minimal lag,not even noticeable. And since 5.0.1 I haven't noticed real lag yet. Only the memory leak issue I do have from time to time. But with new software there are bugs, there isn't an OS out there who didn't have bugs.
posted on Jan 08, 2015, 3:12 AM 0
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My Nexus 5 definitely lags after a while. Apps open more slowly, and complete re-draws start to occur. A reboot solves it for a while, until the issue creeps in again. I was hoping that 5.0.1 would solve it, but it still exists.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 2:10 PM 1
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See you need to have the phone running for more that 40 hours. I would have never known because I reboot my phone everyday when I take a shower... I believe all phones should be rebooted once a day. I don't care if it's Android, Apple, Windows Phone, Black Berry & everything else under the sun. To me that's good practice, just like rebooting a PC daily. This is very interesting to me.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 3:02 PM 3
Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014
How did they not notice this is beta? I would think they would use the phone for forty hours, which is pretty easy is you don't turn it off at night. Same with the flashlight glitch on the nexus phones. But that was small. This is pretty big!
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 1:44 PM 0
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