“Early adopters of Google’s latest Android operating system are warning others of problems with the software,” Leo Kelion reports for The Beeb. “Issues include the update causing Nexus 7 tablets to run slowly and repeatedly crash, with several users complaining they had become ‘unusable.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Even more so than usual, apparently.
“The code also appears to remove apps built with Adobe Air and then prevent them from being reinstalled,” Kelion reports. “Dozens of messages posted to Google’s own forums suggest that owners of the 2012 version of the Nexus 7, in particular, are experiencing headaches. ‘Some apps won’t work and some crash. I wish I didn’t install the update,’ wrote Kristen Sawyer. Another user, nicknamed StretchToo said: ‘Chrome is dead, unusable, Firefox just about works, the keyboard takes over a minute to load, nearly works if you hunt and peck but dies if you try to swipe.'”
“‘Updated and the Nexus is [so] shockingly bad it is basically unusable, lags just rotating the screen, every task takes 10 seconds to perform if it does it [at all],’ wrote Gary Looker,” Kelion reports. “Several Android Lollipop users have also highlighted compatibility problems with Air-based apps… Reports elsewhere suggest some users are experiencing problems with text messages, the way contacts are managed, and wi-fi connectivity.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: It’s well past time to stop settling for inferior wares and get the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and/or iPad mini that you really wanted but stupidly tried to approximate, fragmandroid settlers.
Pry open thou eyes, casteth aside thine darkness and cometh-hither into the light!
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “buddabob” for the heads up.]
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