Android 5.0 Lollipop Rollout Delayed Due To Guzzling Battery

Android 5.0 Lollipop Rollout Delayed Due To Guzzling Battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop Rollout Delayed Due To Guzzling Battery

Multiple Nexus 5 owners running the latest Developer Preview version of Android 5.0 Lollipop have reported a battery draining bug while on Wi-Fi, and this is thought to be the reason for the delayed roll-out of the Lollipop factory images and OTA updates for older Nexus devices.

Reporting the bug on the Android-Developer Preview site, Nexus 5 users say the battery level drops steadily when Wi-Fi is switched on. Android 5.0 Lollipop global roll-out was delayed till November 12 due to some ‘outstanding bugs’, a report suggested on Wednesday. The Nexus 5’s battery drain Wi-Fi bug could be the reported ‘outstanding bug’ that caused the roll-out of the latest version to be delayed.

“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,” said Google Android Open Source Project Senior Developer Programs Engineer Trevor Johns in a blog post.

Trevor Johns added, “This issue has been fixed in the latest builds, and this issue is now considered resolved. Thanks everyone.” The Google bug tracker page titled “miscellaneous in battery stats” now notes “Fixed” as status pointing that the issue has been resolved.

Considering that Google has now claimed the Wi-Fi battery drain issue has been resolved, and that it is already rolled out to the ‘latest builds’, we can expect the Android 5.0 Lollipop global roll-out to begin soon.


Amarnath Natarajan

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