Android Lollipop 5.1 Supposedly Has a Memory Leak that Google Already Fixed Internally

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    It looks like a bug slipped past the engineers at Google when they released the Android 5.1. The bug is ironic because it is one of the main reasons's the Android 5.1 update was created to begin with. It's a new memory leak. According to the report, Google is not only aware of the issue, they have supposedly already fixed it internally, but have yet to send out the fix. Google listed it as a “Future Release”, which likely means it will show up as an Android 5.1.1 or something similar.

    We will keep you posted if we find out more. In the mean-time, feel free to let us know if you have experienced the memory leak issues that other folks have reported.

    Source: Issue 159738 - android - Memory leak still present on android 5.1 - Android Open Source Project - Issue Tracker - Google Project Hosting
     
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    Back to 4.4.4 I go. Apple is looking so much better right now. Kind of sick of fighting my current phone to working properly.
     
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    IKR? So glad we don't have L yet (Turbo).
     
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    Google takes an L for this... lol get it...?! lmao
     
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    All these issues with lollipop... Shame. For all the improvements these bugs are killing it.
     
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    Sad but true. I am almost ready to give up on Android, because as my bosses and roomy put it, Apple just works. I love all the fun things I can do with Android, but Google really needs to get better control of their products.
     
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    Ask people how the iOS 8.0 update went...
     
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    Which one? 8? 8.01? 8.02? 8.03? :D
     
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    Exactly.... Apple isn't a whole lot better.
     
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    I think apple people give them a pass because it's apple. Whereas Android people just expect more because of Apple.
     
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    Agreed with these comments about iOS. Don't fall prey to "the grass is always greener" syndrome @grenefroggie! ;)
     
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    No one in my circle of friends had trouble with it. And yes, in my personal opinion, it is much better when it comes to necessary things like iCloud backups.

    Don't get me wrong, I love Android, but Apple is still looking better.

    For me, the only argument I need is iCloud. No matter what half baked solution Android devs have come up with, I want similar backup solutions as iCloud. There is nothing built in to Android that can compete. Set and forget.

    That said and done, no smartphone OS is perfect. Each has their ups and downs. I am just supremely frustrated at the moment.
     
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