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Android 5.0.1 memory leak discovered, fix under works

0. phoneArena posted on 30 Dec 2014, 03:50

Ah, Android Lollipop – the much anticipated update to Google's OS that brought about that modernistic visual overhaul everyone seems to be craving – the Material Design. But of course, Android 5.0 is more than pretty visuals – there is lots going on under the hood, looking to provide a more stable, smooth, and powerful performance.

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posted on 30 Dec 2014, 03:51 6

1. AlikMalix (unregistered)


Are we going to assign a #leakgate or we only do that to Apple products?

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 03:55 13

2. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


No, we are gonna take crap on Google also. They must fix their s**t. Criticism is good for making things better.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 06:53 9

15. Finalflash (Posts: 3580; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yea, but at least they weren't waxing lyrical about their "build quality" or calling the competition's OS a toxic hell stew. That is what earns you the gate suffix.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 09:36

33. bendgate (unregistered)


Yes they must fix this. And everyone should be criticized when their products have defects.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 10:45

38. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)


I wonder how many hypocrites will brush this under the rug

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 04:01 21

3. TerryCrowley (Posts: 194; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


No. This isn't such a controversial issue as it really isn't breaking or bricking any phones or even making them unusable, unlike "bendgate", which never should have been a thing in the first place.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 06:22 1

13. Wiencon (Posts: 2025; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Hey, You died in first episode!

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 04:25 1

5. Bertelgeus (banned) (Posts: 126; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Beauty of Android: People learn to be patient waiting for individual updates.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 05:52 4

10. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


All you do is hate on android in almost every post..seriously just chill man

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 05:54 10

11. tedkord (Posts: 14734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


IOS 8, 8.01, 8.02, 8.1, 8.11, 8.12, 8.13, 8.2...

Maybe next one, eh?

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 06:54 1

17. Finalflash (Posts: 3580; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


That really is their moto for everything apple.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 09:54 2

34. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Lol

Nice.. +1

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 04:33 2

6. zhiae (unregistered)


i had 5.0.1 on htc m8 and i had 5SOT and 48000+ on antutu
no issue at all .

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 05:37 2

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 6763; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Lollipop is an important release for mobile gamer.

Its bring android graphic tessellation.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 07:41 2

24. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1122; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Isn't the Adreno 4xx line the only one that supports tessellation?

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 08:02 1

28. joey_sfb (Posts: 6763; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Yes. Another SOC is Nvidia Tegra K1. Remember PC received tessellation in DirectX 11.

Enjoying good graphic without paying for an expensive graphic card.

Just pick the right phone.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 10:02 3

35. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Shield waxes all other Android tablets in gaming, most of others too but Air2 gets a few kicks in on it before SP3 realm where no one else gets too close GFX Bench.
Geekbench puts K1 on par with i5 520.
Antutu 5.5 61000
Best bang for mobile graphic buck period.

Nuff said.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 04:43

7. ThePython (Posts: 902; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Nah, people just do it with Apple.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 08:11 1

30. wargreymon (Posts: 763; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Maybe if Google is gonna deny there is any problem with the OS and only 9 people have reported being affected by it :p

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 11:08

39. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 474; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


So a memory leak that can be temporarily fixed just by rebooting the device should be weighted the same as a extremely silly design oversight (coming from a company that can't stop boasting its designs) that can only really be fixed by getting a new, $700+ device?

I'm not saying Apple deserved as much attention as they got, but they had it coming, this is absolutely NOT as big of a deal.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 04:16 1

4. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3693; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


This memory leak isn't new to 5.0.1, it has been there since the preview version. 5.0.1 just didn't fix this. Took too long anyway, so good that they finally found a fix.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 07:23 1

22. techspace (Posts: 1036; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Is your battery draining faster with 5.0.1? My phone's battery life has drastically reduced after the update.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 07:54 1

25. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3693; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Battery improved, but that is only because I disabled Google+ sync. So it's hard to tell if it got worse after 5.01 update. I do see Google Services went up from avg 1% to 2-3%.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 14:46

44. Furbal (unregistered)


Android system is draining my m8 gpe pretty badly.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 05:02

8. RGreen (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Jul 2012)


Android Lollipops,

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 06:18 1

12. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


5.0.2 has already been released. Is it fixed?

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 06:39

14. greenelektron (Posts: 537; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


I didn't notice this on my n5.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 07:07

19. ernest2da (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Dec 2014)


Google Play Services is the culprit. This apps runs all the time with 5 processes even though you are not using any apps associated with it. I have turned off my Location in the setting but theapps still running Location Manager and Services. It runs Android Wear Services even my tablet has no wearable device connected to it. and so on. Bad Operating System Design.

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 07:21

21. kanagadeepan (Posts: 989; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)


Its NOT like that... Actually Google recommends apps to get Location details to PlayServices than apps accessing them directly... Some not-so well optimized apps keeps asking and hence the unnecessary wake-locks by PlayServices, imho...

Most of the Yahoo apps are culprit, incl Yahoo Weather, Flickr (in my case), Yahoo-Mail (main culprit), etc... Remove these apps and you can see better performance of PlayServices... For accessing Yahoo-Mail services, you can just use recent GMail...

Just my 2 cents...

posted on 30 Dec 2014, 07:56

26. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 1050; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Oh dear, and this is the update the Note 4 will be getting.

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