It hasn’t been long since Android 5.0 Lollipop is released, but more issues have been reported by multiple Lollipop users. According to some users, apps restart much more frequently now and performance generally suffers the longer the phone goes without a restart.
This could indicate an issue with Android Lollipop’s memory management. Android handles background processes on its own and will only close a background app if it needs more memory, which is an issue that entry-level Android smartphones generally have due to a lower amount of RAM available.
However, users of Nexus 5 and Nexus 9, both with 2GB of RAM (which is plenty), are experiencing more background apps restarting compared to KitKat. This could mean that lower-end Android smartphones will have an even more pronounced problem with performance and constant app closures.
Another issue with the Lollipop update is account syncing. If a user would want to sync their account manually, the option will not be available; it is instead replaced by the “cancel sync” option even if nothing is actually syncing. Tapping on the “cancel sync” button did nothing as far as the folks over at Android Police can tell.
Despite the huge makeover on Lollipop, it is quite a surprise that Google is facing core performance-related issues such as these. Let’s hope Google is already working on a fix for these and previous issues that have been reported before more devices get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.