Android 5.0 Lollipop battery life problems

By Alan Ng - Nov 6, 2014

As most of you know, Android 5.0 Lollipop was launched with the release of the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 tablet, in schedule with Google’s proposed rollout starting from November 3. However, we are hearing that there are Android 5.0 Lollipop battery life problems which could mean a delay for when other Android devices will receive the update.

We mentioned briefly about a possible Android 5.0 Lollipop rollout delay here, but now we have some more detailed information on how battery life and a possible WiFi bug is causing problems for Google.

You may not be aware, but Google has been recording a log on the Android 5.0 Lollipop problems encountered so far, a list which you can find over at the Lollipop developers website here.

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Specifically, we have located a bug report from Google engineer Trevor Johns which suggests that battery life drain on Android 5.0 Lollipop is causing problems at the moment:

“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. This appears to be caused by an abnormally high number of IRQ wakeup events.”

It looks like Google has yet to solve this problem, which is why so many of you are wondering where your Android 5.0 update is – over 300 comments from excited consumers tells the story.

As a result, you may have to hold on longer until the device you are using receives an official update. For those that are also using the Android 5.0 Lollipop developer preview build, have you noticed any strange activity with regards to battery life drain?

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