Android 5.0 Lollipop gets delayed due to a bug
When it comes to Android-based smartphones Android 5.0 Lollipop is the next big thing apart from hardware. The new OS was unveiled a few weeks ago carrying a number of major new features and improvements but despite Google’s promise to roll out the new OS “in the coming weeks” no such software update has been officially released.
Online sources now speculate that the Android 5.0 Lollipop delay is justified and that more specifically a battery-draining bug has been found. The software glitch makes the Nexus 5 battery drain more quickly than it should when Wi-Fi is activated. The problem was found in Lollipop’s developer preview version but likely exists in the final, yet unreleased, version and clearly needs to be fixed before Lollipop pops up on your device.
There’s no clear confirmation on behalf of Google that the delay in the release of Android 5.0 is due to this bug but Google has acknowledged it and is now working on it. “Android Engineering is aware of an issue affecting Nexus 5 users running Android 5.0 which causes significant ‘Miscellaneous’ battery usage while Wi-Fi is enabled,” Google Android Open Source Project Senior Developer Programs Engineer Trevor Johns has said in a thread on the Internet about the bug. “This appears to be caused by an abnormally high number of IRQ wakeup events,” he has added. “We are continuing to investigate this issue.”
In a few words you should not be disappointed that Android 5.0 Lollipop is not on your smartphone yet given the bug found. After all it is always better to have bug-free software instead of programs and operating systems that don’t do what they should.