(Sour) Lollipop

I’ve been running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) on my Nexus 5 for a few weeks now and my overall frustration is rising. The new Material Design paradigm is really nice but the amount of UI movement feels a bit overwhelming.

My biggest problem is performance, though. Media will stop playing all of a sudden (I’ve had Google Play Music and Pocket Casts just stop in the middle of a track). Apps will just crash and drop me on the home screen (without a post-crash prompt). Tapping the home screen gas a considerable delay. As does tapping the app drawer. Battery life is also terrible (I usually can’t last a full “work day”).

I’ve found the turning off Chrome’s new tabs as apps feature (which seemed like a nice idea but the execution is just confusing) has helped a bit but overall the system is still struggling.

Here’s hoping 5.0.1 fixes these 🙏.

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