Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun rolling out to devices, and some users are complaining that it is making their devices unusable. Some users are reporting WiFi and audio issues, while apps built with Adobe Air have been removed from Nexus device and are refusing to be reinstalled.
The most recent version of Google’s operating system has been well received by reviewers for introducing new features and an improved user experience. Several manufacturers have scrambled to be the first to roll it out for their devices, with Motorola and LG beating Google itself to the initial release.
However, the issues that arose have drawn criticism from the Android community. Some Nexus 7 users have reported that the update causes random crashes, laggy behaviour, and prevents apps from opening. Many of the issues appear to be coming from this particular tablet, possibly due to the older hardware involved. Google’s product forum has several threads detailling the steps needed to roll back the device to its previous state.
Adobe Air based apps are receiving a “-505 error” when attempting to install them, although it appears that Adobe is aware of this and has referred the issue back to Google. It is unknown whether this is actually an issue with Android or if the apps are simply incompatible with the new operating system.
Google will naturally publish patches to correct the issue in the coming weeks, but it doesn’t bode for when other devices receive the update.