Week by week, Samsung Update has followed up on bugs that seemingly are crippling the youngest version of Android. Barely a few days after we reported the Android 5.0 Lollipop bug affecting Nexus devices, seems like there’s a new crook in the block. On Monday, reports started streaming in that a bug was removing Silent mode from users’ devices. More so, on Tuesday, Alvarez Núñez uncovered another issue.
According to his discovery, swiping away recent apps no longer appears to be a reliable way to close them. Alvarez demonstrated in a video posted online how they re-appear every time the switcher is opened, even after being swiped away.
The updated Android 5.0 Lollipop app switcher seems to have a brand new look and increased functions, making it quite different from older versions of the Android app switcher. Lollipop’s switcher can track a vast of open apps all at once.
The impact of this latest bug has been felt by users of the Nexus 5 and Moto X devices, which suggests it might as well be an OS-wide problem. This is definitely something people should be aware of when upgrading to Lollipop.
The vast problems affecting Android 5.0 Lollipop has led to some people asking, ‘is Lollipop completely nuts?” But bugs are common during the early stages of any new software product. This is more so true for software as big as the latest Android OS. Google will definitely take care of these problems, but it’s not clear how long it’ll take and whether other bugs will crop up in the coming few days. Whatever happens though, we’re excited about Android 5.0 Lollipop and we’ll keep you posted on the developments. Keep checking the Samsung update news section for an event-by-event chronicle of the Lollipop roll-out.
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October 20 2015