A memory leak that has plagued some Android 5.0 users since the first developer preview has finally been marked closed and 'FutureRelease' in the Android issue tracker today.
The bug caused device memory to fill up and fail to clear, resulting in random crashes for memory-intensive applications that run in the background, like Play Music or even the launcher process.
What Else You Need To Know
- The thread on Google’s Android Issue Tracker shows a range of Nexus devices afflicted, everything from Nexus 7 2013, to Nexus 4, and Nexus 5 showing Android system eating upwards of 1.2GB+ of RAM (normal usage is around 500MB)
- There's no indication as to when that will begin rolling out.
Although it can be exciting living on the bleeding edge of tech, sometimes being first to a software update can prove to be more harmful than good.- Chris Chavez, Phandroid
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Lollipop’s memory leak bug confirmed, will finally be fixed in future Android release
Now, with the recent update to Android 5.0.1 and Nexus owners being some of the first to get the update, a good handful of users are now reporting a memory leak bug responsible for killing open apps and constant home screen reloads on their devices. The thread on Google’s Android Issue Tracker shows a range of Nexus devices afflicted, everything from Nexus 7 2013, to Nexus 4, and Nexus 5 showing Android system eating upwards of 1.2GB+ of RAM (normal usage is around 500MB).
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