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Android 5.1 update causes frequent Nexus 5 camera crash issues

It appears that the Android 5.1 update is not as good and bug-repelling for everyone as more Nexus 5 users discovered frequent camera crashes recently. It appears that, ever since the 5.1 update, activating the camera on a Nexus 5 has become a chore that ends in a crash every time.

 

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This happens when the stock app or other pieces of software attempts to access the camera, some of the most used such apps being Snapchat and Facebook or Instagram. This problem is also affecting Smart Unlock, it appears. A bug report has already been filled and a possible problem was identified.

 

 

 

The problem does not occur every time the Camera feature is activated as sometimes it works again after a restart. Even if this does happen, be assured that your phone is not fixed and a crash will occur again, at least until the bug is properly fixed.

We can only wait and hope for a fast fix for this camera crash nuisance.

Source: XDA via AndroidPolice

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Verizon’s Motorola Droid Turbo gets small update – not Lollipop

Motorola Droid Turbo from Verizon is getting a small update that is not Lollipop. This new little update brings the device to version 21.44.12 and it appears to be a small KitKat bug fixer.

 

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Below you can check the changelog itself:

  • Email application fixes
  • Fixes for low call volume issues
  • DROID command center widget update fixes to reflect up to date weather.

The update is rolling out in stages and it will reach your device in a few days. There’s nothing to be excited over though.

Source: Verizon

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Lollipop memory leak bug that frequently closed apps fixed

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That annoying memory leak that caused apps to close on Lollipop-run devices is finally history as the Android Issue tracker suggests. This bug was around ever since the first preview and 1950 stars later it has been fixed and marked closed, which means it will be released in a following update.

The bug usually caused device memory to keep adding on until flooding without allowing the device to clear its memory which resulted in constant app crashes, especially the background sort of apps. Most Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 owners have been frustrated for a while now, but that can be stopped with a small update coming in the near future (we hope). The important thing is it has been fixed.

The most curious aspect of this bug is that it has received 1950 stars on the Android issue tracker, reaching number 34 on the bug top. It is also the most starred bug ever, apart from some old bugs dating from 2010, even if it has only been around for over a month and a half.

The Lollipop memory leak bug is marked for Future release, which means we can see it on our devices as soon as the next update? (Here’s hoping!)

Source: Android Issue tracker

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Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK available tomorrow

The new Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK will be available to all those devs who enjoy testing, building and debugging apps for Android starting tomorrow. The ADT bundle will offer you all the API libraries and developer tools you can want or need to develop your own apps.

Developers will be able to play with Lollipop’s features and solve bugs as well as create their own. Among the features you can meddle with are JobScheduler, the camera API, and other performance improvements.

The final SDK is also helpful in testing apps and making sure they are ready to run on the updated Android Lollipop devices and not on the preview OS version. You should get all of your tools updated before getting the SDK as you will be facing tons of compiling.

Source: Developer Android

 

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Android L new fixes – tethering and protocol fixes to be available in the next public release

Google is trying to release the most stable Android version yet, and L just seems to be that thanks to the early access given to third party developers and enthusiasts who work day and night to find and fix all sorts of bugs. Issues seem to be reported each day and, two weeks after the last big update, 18 more bugs are marked as fixed.

Among the usual fixes we can find protocols related to wireless and networking, visual tweaks and sensor-related problems. The interrupted tethering (Bluetooth, WiFi and USB) issue seems to be fixed along with issues regarding routing traffic through proxy servers. Among the fixed issues are Firefox crashes and WebView app crashes when Bluetooth permissions are set and virtual keyboard issues. You can find the detailed list HERE.

At the current time there are around 1100 reported bugs found on Android L’s dedicated issue tracker. Of those, around 60 have been fixed so far and a bit over 200 are marked closed, done, invalid or “wontfix” for certain reasons.

Source: Developer Preview Issue Tracker

 

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Moto 360 minor update to fix bugs and improve Bluetooth Connectivity

Moto 360 is getting a small system update that solves a few bugs and issues. The version number remains the same and the problems taken care of regard Bluetooth connectivity and optimizations.

Some Motorola users report better performance following the update, including better sensitivity to movement.

The update includes a message confirming that Moto 360 is charging when the battery is already fully worn-out and the Bluetooth connectivity between the phone and the smartwatch is improved in order to reduce momentary disconnects.

Source: AndroidPolice

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