Some of the users of Android software have been facing severe memory leak due to a bug in the Lollipop Android. The users were not quite happy with Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) for not taking a notice of the bug. However, according to the latest news, Google has finally come to rescue.
The latest software of the company, Android Lollipop 5.0, gained much popularity as soon as it was launched into the market. Through this software, Google’s revenues saw a huge spike. The latest software not only had improved camera and a Material Design for UI, but it also featured battery saver app together with updated notifications. These features together with some other improvements kept the users busy. It was only recently that the users found the memory leak.
But then again, we cannot really say much, for every new software comes with some faults and errors too. Android 5.0 also had some faults. Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is trying to fix the problem by removing the memory leak bug.
The users, as soon as they noticed the problem, generated a ticket at the AOSP tracker. The company created this forum so that the users could report any issues and problems that they might face with their software. The company then tries to offer a solution.
The ticket that was generated for memory loss received around 1,800 stars. The users who face the same problem rate the ticket by giving stars. According to the complaints, the memory loss bug messed with the OS and crashed the RAM: the RAM could not clear its memory and could not shut down the background applications. Due to this problem, the apps either closed automatically or crashed. The performance of the system also went down. Most of these issues were reported by the users of Nexus 5 and 7.
According to the users, the bug affected the background apps, for instance the launch process and the Play Music app. Every time the crash happened, the users had to restart their smartphones in order for the software to work properly. After a couple of hours, the RAM would crash again.
According to a report by Android Police, the ticket about this issue received the most stars, and it was strange that the company came to the rescue so late. The ticket shows a message of ‘Future Release’ on that ticket, which suggests that the company has started work to this issue and will come up with a solution very soon.
The date of the next update has not been specified yet.
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