1. pericle's Avatar
    Hi, my Moto G just got an update to Android lollipop. But there is a peculiar problem. My home screen still looks like the previous kit kat version. And the app drawer is also opening like the old Kitkat version. But everything else, settings screen, lock screen, notifications have all changed to the new material design.

    I have attached some screen shots. Tried a reset of the phone, did not resolve the problem. Anyone else have this problem and any idea how to resolve it?
    Attached Thumbnails Android lollipop on Moto G home screen looks like Android kitkat home screen-uploadfromtaptalk1422025904734.jpg   Android lollipop on Moto G home screen looks like Android kitkat home screen-uploadfromtaptalk1422025936042.png   Android lollipop on Moto G home screen looks like Android kitkat home screen-uploadfromtaptalk1422025958491.png  
    01-23-2015 09:12 AM
  2. Javier P's Avatar
    Are you using a custom launcher?
    01-23-2015 09:25 AM
  3. pericle's Avatar
    No its the stock launcher
    01-23-2015 09:26 AM
  4. Javier P's Avatar
    Weird. Which one is your lollipop version?

    There's a lot of people complaining about the white background with Lollipop. It seems you are a lucky one to have a dark theme.
    01-23-2015 09:30 AM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    Just a thought. Have you updated recently the Google app on the Play Store?

    I think the white background comes from it and not from the OS.

    If you haven't update it that could be the reason.
    01-23-2015 09:34 AM
  6. pericle's Avatar
    The Android version is 5.0.2
    01-23-2015 09:34 AM
  7. pericle's Avatar
    Well the Play Store indicates the Google app is up to date. But the previous update was quite some time ago. Did not update it anytime recently.
    01-23-2015 09:42 AM
  8. Javier P's Avatar
    That must be the thing. This is the latest version that came with the white background and search bar.

    So, if you prefer the black theme, hold the next update back.
    Attached Thumbnails Android lollipop on Moto G home screen looks like Android kitkat home screen-1422028132994.jpg  
    01-23-2015 09:48 AM
  9. pericle's Avatar
    Thanks for your help Javier. Will wait for the update to appear for the Google app. Myself I prefer the white theme, so will upgrading the moment it appears.
    01-23-2015 09:52 AM
  10. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome. Report back. See you around the forums
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    01-23-2015 09:57 AM
  11. pericle's Avatar
    Welcome. Report back. See you around the forums
    Hi Javier, I just found the reason for why my home screen looked different. My Moto G system version goes as the Asia Retail version. Apparently for these models, Motorola has included a different launcher rather than the original Android Lollipop version.

    I just had to install the Google Now Launcher from the play store and now everything looks the way it should be. Have included some screenshots as well. Thanks again for your input.
    Attached Thumbnails Android lollipop on Moto G home screen looks like Android kitkat home screen-uploadfromtaptalk1422041441066.png   Android lollipop on Moto G home screen looks like Android kitkat home screen-uploadfromtaptalk1422041459863.jpg   Android lollipop on Moto G home screen looks like Android kitkat home screen-uploadfromtaptalk1422041494332.png  
    Javier P likes this.
    01-23-2015 01:33 PM
  12. Javier P's Avatar
    Good news then. Thanks for the follow up, it can help some other people around here.
    01-23-2015 01:47 PM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    Just remember that the white background (or a lighter background on anything) uses more battery than the black background.
    01-23-2015 03:28 PM
  14. Javier P's Avatar
    Just remember that the white background (or a lighter background on anything) uses more battery than the black background.
    That's true, but you are going to see a real difference with xxLED displays. Moto G's is LCD and with this type of display brightness is going to make a much bigger difference in battery life than a dark background.

    BTW. Got the lollipop update. Great stuff!
    01-25-2015 11:25 AM
  15. Rukbat's Avatar
    ... LCD and with this type of display brightness is going to make a much bigger difference in battery life than a dark background.
    Have you tested the difference in drain between a white screen at full brightness and a black screen? In all the phones I've tested, brightness (and black is 0 brightness) makes a huge difference in current being drawn. In fact, a screen at about 75% brightness with an average display (a homepage, for instance) is the largest single power consumer.
    01-25-2015 11:42 AM
  16. Javier P's Avatar
    No, I haven't tested that. I know about some people doing that and showing how it works with AMOLED displays. For example.

    http://www.androidauthority.com/blac...saving-541984/

    But everything I've read about LCD displays says that a black background doesn't make a real difference, since there's a backlight at the back of your screen. For example.

    http://www.howtogeek.com/131823/htg-...obile-devices/
    01-25-2015 11:59 AM

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