Android 5.0 Lollipop has been out and about for a few months now and most device makers have been trying their best to offer the update for their flagships.
Albeit getting off to a slow start, Samsung has been rolling Lollipop after Lollipop in the last few weeks. And models like the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 have already started getting the new build around the world.
But ever since the beginning, Lollipop proved to be quite buggy and problematic, so much that the update gained the unwanted nick of “Lolliflop.”
We assumed that Samsung must have dealt with major Lollipop-related issues when it started rolling out the update for its major phones, but it seems this was not the case.
A report coming out of You Mobile reveals that after updating to the new build, users of the Galaxy S4 (SM-I950x) and Galaxy S5 (SM-G900x) have been experiencing a host of bugs and issues with the new firmware.
So in some territories, Samsung has taken the measure of actually halting the update for the above mentioned devices. It’s the case of Norway, where Sammy has put the Lollipop rollout “on hold” in order to deal with the problems.
Samsung says it is aware of users experiencing inconveniences after installing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update and that it is working full time to find solutions and fixes to the problems that have been reported.
Most importantly, the device maker is looking for a way to bring back Silent Mode, a function that is no longer available in Lollipop. The company says it will keep users informed on the development of the situation via Facebook.
Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 users have been reporting problems such as random freezes, Contacts app force-closing by themselves, alarm glitches, and various performance issues.
Google has just introduced the Android 5.1 Lollipop update, which is currently being offered to Nexus devices.
Sadly, the new build does not bring back Silent Mode, but it does bring to the table some useful goodies. The search giant has added things like support for multiple SIM cards, Device Protection (quite important) and high definition (HD) voice on compatible phones.