This elongated race between Apple and Google to be the first in features with iOS and Android is leaving a string of casualties. Customers. Leo Kelion has some details on Android’s latest, Lollipop, and the problems it causes customers.
Android 5.0 – also known as Lollipop – is described as a “quantum leap forward” by Google and has attracted several positive reviews, fuelling desire for the software.
It revamps the system’s user interface, offers greater control over notifications, and makes changes to the way the OS executes code, which Google said should mean fewer “temporary glitches” than before… 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… 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.
That’s been Wil’s experience on his Nexus, too. This is the race where the primary product seems to be a growing list of bugs, hiccups, and problems.