- Oct 6, 2011
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There are two edges to every sword. That being said, if you are a Nexus 6 owner then you may have updated your device to the latest version of Android 5.1. Google released the stock image yesterday. I have been running this build all day today, and I have to say that other than the few extra features such as the new animations to go along with the different quick toggles and throughout I have actually noticed a slight improvement in the speed and performance of the device.
In Android 5.1 some major changes have taken place under the hood which make a huge difference for the bad and the good. The new build includes some improvements to Android Run Time which help to speed things up, but the major change here is that the Nexus 6 now runs all 4 cores at once always. This change means the kernel task scheduler can distribute the workload through all the cores giving the perception that the device is not hanging. This makes for a silky smooth feel.
The only downside that I have seen so far from this update is battery life. This could be but is not necessarily due to fact that all four cores are always on. I did notice today that my phone was nearly dead by 5pm this evening. I generally still have half a charge at this point. This could also be because it is the first day that I am using the update, and things have not had a chance to settle in. Overall the new build seems to be running nicely. I hope the battery life improves overtime.
Is anyone else seeing a drastic decrease in battery performance after the update?
Have any of you seen the perceived performance boost?