BANGALORE: Early adopters of Google’s latest Android operating system are warning others of problems with the software. Adobe said it had not been aware of this “critical” bug before Tuesday and had escalated it with Google. Android 5.0 – also known as Lollipop – is described as a “quantum leap forward” by Google. 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.
Issues include the update causing Nexus 7 tablets to run slowly and repeatedly crash, with several users complaining they had become ‘unusable’. Researchers found that when Google has started rolling out the OTA Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its older Nexus devices, malicious hackers can create web-links that can wipe your smartphone details and data including files, personal details, images, Wi-Fi, Flashlight.
On the whole, mobile operating systems seem to be pretty secure, but new bugs uncovered in Google’s mobile platform shows how every Android 5.0 Lollipop powered device are more susceptible to malware.
According to an Android Police report, “Nexus 5 users are facing a problem with the new Flashlight toggle in Quick settings. If you turn it on and leave it like that until it times out and shuts off, the camera and flashlight will stop working until you reboot” reports NDTV gadgets.
The bug, however, doesn’t seem to be affecting all Nexus 5 users running Android 5.0 Lollipop. The report suggests that Nexus 4 camera app will remain easy to get to through the lock screen and that a reboot is not required in this case. As of now, Google has not approved the flashlight bug reported by some Nexus phone users.