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Android 5.0 Lollipop battery life problems

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.


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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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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