Are Google Nexus 5 Android Lollipop battery issues delaying the update?

Are Google Nexus 5 Android Lollipop battery issues delaying the update?Android Lollipop 5.0 was made official more than three weeks ago, and while Google promised it’d make its way to existing devices – like the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 – in the “coming weeks”, there’s still no sign of the update.

The issue tracker for the Android L Developer Preview suggests that the Google Nexus 5, in particular, is suffering from a mysterious battery-draining issue, which could explain the hold-up.

The spot was made by a reader of Phandroid, and it appears that the Google Nexus 5 Android Lollipop battery issue has been widely reported.

Indeed, it’s been acknowledged by Google, which is definitely a good sign. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery.

“Android Engineering is aware of an issue affecting Nexus 5 users running Android 5.0 which causes significant 'Miscellaneous' battery usage while WiFi is enabled,” writes Google guy Trevor Johns.

“This appears to be caused by an abnormally high number of IRQ wakeup events. We are continuing to investigate this issue.”

It’s not clear if the issue extends to those other Nexus devices, but obviously Google will want to iron things out before unleashing the Android Lollipop update on the public.

For now, Android Lollipop is exclusive to HTC’s Google Nexus 9 tablet, and a trickle of Motorola Google Nexus 6s.

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 6, 2014 at 12:04

Nothing improves the quality of a headline like a stupid OS name :p

Also: will Lollipop get rid of those idiotic read write restrictions regarding SD cards?
Kitkat caused quite some frustration for many users. Security concerns? Hahaha Google just hate SD card for Googly reasons. Anyhoo.

drugmonki  Nov. 6, 2014 at 20:03

Times maybe a-changin...

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/android-5-0-sd-cards/

Also why does Mobot hate Chrome? I can never successfully sign in through it so i can make these hilarious and informative comments.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 6, 2014 at 21:16

Times maybe a-changin...

http://www.xda-developers.com/android/android-5-0-sd-cards/

Also why does Mobot hate Chrome? I can never successfully sign in through it so i can make these hilarious and informative comments.


There was some problem with Chrome. But it should work now. One of our mods had issues for months, but he reckons it works now.

SpeedyG  Nov. 6, 2014 at 23:26

Thanks goodness it's fixed (Chrome issue) had a problem for a while.

I hope Lollipop won't overload my memory options and SD card on my Moto 4G.

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