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  1. wplust's Avatar
    Yep, same here.
    I like the priority mode, the lock screen notification stuff, and the built in ART, but don't like how they took out the data toggle api and the bright white mode that seems to sap batteries even faster. Some steps forward, some back. Of course if you're having any of the problems that I've read about here and elsewhere it is a giant step back. So far so good for me (knock on wood). Evidently YMMV to a great extent.

    Design wise it seems inconsistent. Some animations are nice, but that novelty wears out pretty quick, and the garish white stuff in the name of material design seems to me like an easy out for not having any taste, or change for the sake of change - but maybe that's just me.



    Sent from my XT1060 Moto X DE
    09-20-2015 01:34 PM
  2. Evilnut's Avatar
    I like the priority mode, the lock screen notification stuff, and the built in ART, but don't like how they took out the data toggle api and the bright white mode that seems to sap batteries even faster. Some steps forward, some back. Of course if you're having any of the problems that I've read about here and elsewhere it is a giant step back. So far so good for me (knock on wood). Evidently YMMV to a great extent.

    Design wise it seems inconsistent. Some animations are nice, but that novelty wears out pretty quick, and the garish white stuff in the name of material design seems to me like an easy out for not having any taste, or change for the sake of change - but maybe that's just me.



    Sent from my XT1060 Moto X DE
    You can get your dark back for your launcher with a 3rd party launcher, I use Nova Prime. Been using it for about 4 years now. The thing I love about it is that all of my devices look the same no matter what OS there on and I can customize it to my liking. I get a consistent experience from device to device no matter what brand it is or what version of Android is on.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    09-20-2015 02:38 PM
  3. wplust's Avatar
    You can get your dark back for your launcher with a 3rd party launcher, I use Nova Prime. Been using it for about 4 years now. The thing I love about it is that all of my devices look the same no matter what OS there on and I can customize it to my liking. I get a consistent experience from device to device no matter what brand it is or what version of Android is on.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    Yes I've thought about that, and I may still do that, however, it seems a little strange to have another layer of crud taking CPU cycles, when battery duration is my number one complaint about smartphones that aren't phablets.

    Sent from my XT1060 Moto X DE
    09-20-2015 02:45 PM
  4. Evilnut's Avatar
    Yes I've thought about that, and I may still do that, however, it seems a little strange to have another layer of crud taking CPU cycles, when battery duration is my number one complaint about smartphones that aren't phablets.

    Sent from my XT1060 Moto X DE
    I have never noticed any additional battery drain from Nova. It is buttery smooth even on my old Droid4.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    09-20-2015 03:29 PM
  5. Pollster's Avatar
    Yes I've thought about that, and I may still do that, however, it seems a little strange to have another layer of crud taking CPU cycles, when battery duration is my number one complaint about smartphones that aren't phablets.

    Sent from my XT1060 Moto X DE
    A replacement launcher doesn't add any layers on top. It's not like you are running without a launcher before installing Nova or have two running after. A lot of people, myself included, see Nova running faster than the stock launcher it replaces.
    Evilnut and TommyZ23 like this.
    09-20-2015 03:36 PM
  6. wplust's Avatar
    A replacement launcher doesn't add any layers on top. It's not like you are running without a launcher before installing Nova or have two running after. A lot of people, myself included, see Nova running faster than the stock launcher it replaces.
    Do you still have all the Moto assist functions with the launcher, and does it still have the capability to listen even when phone is locked with Nova?


    Sent from my XT1060 Moto X DE
    09-20-2015 05:33 PM
  7. TommyZ23's Avatar
    Do you still have all the Moto assist functions with the launcher, and does it still have the capability to listen even when phone is locked with Nova?


    Sent from my XT1060 Moto X DE
    Yes... The Moto stuff still works the same.
    09-20-2015 06:43 PM
  8. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    but don't like how they took out the data toggle api
    By this do you mean: swipe down notification bar with two fingers, select 'Verizon Wireless' tile, hit the switch in the top right, hit done?

    Sent from my XT1575
    09-20-2015 06:57 PM
  9. wplust's Avatar
    Yes... The Moto stuff still works the same.
    Ok. Thanks everyone for the tip!


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    09-20-2015 06:57 PM
  10. wplust's Avatar
    By this do you mean: swipe down notification bar with two fingers, select 'Verizon Wireless' tile, hit the switch in the top right, hit done?

    Sent from my XT1575
    In kit kat, my textra app had the ability to turn on cellular data whenever it detected I was sending/receiving an MMS and automatically turn it on to send/receive the message, and then return cellular data off (if it was off originally). That API is gone in Lollipop.

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    09-20-2015 07:02 PM
  11. Rocketsaucev2's Avatar
    In kit kat, my textra app had the ability to turn on cellular data whenever it detected I was sending/receiving an MMS and automatically turn it on to send/receive the message, and then return cellular data off (if it was off originally). That API is gone in Lollipop.

    Sent from my XT1060 Moto X DE
    Ahh. Gotcha

    Sent from my XT1575
    09-20-2015 07:03 PM
  12. NikkiMT's Avatar
    I I stalled the update and have experienced horrible battery drain ever since. In the battery usage it show android os has used 86% of the battery. It discharges the full battery in roughly 2 hours. I had no problems before upgrading to lollipop.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-20-2015 09:56 PM
  13. Gmanmonster's Avatar
    Battery Drain Issue

    The only thing that work for me was a FDR, once that was done, everything seems to work fine now.

    I used Helium to back up and restore. DO NOT expect Lollipop to save much.
    09-21-2015 09:18 AM
  14. Pollster's Avatar
    Even with helium, I dread a reset due to dates on pictures. If you keep all your pictures in Google's cloud only, you have no worries, but if you like to have them physically on your phone then you get all of your pictures with the current date when you import them.
    09-21-2015 01:11 PM
  15. Cocophone's Avatar
    I've notice the Google now app no longer pulls to refresh

    It looks like a Moto X but its really a Twitter machine.
    09-21-2015 11:25 PM
  16. sfringer's Avatar
    I've notice the Google now app no longer pulls to refresh
    I've seen the same; though on my Nexus 7 (2012) pull-to-refresh still works in Now. A colleague indicated pull-to-refresh doesn't work on his OnePlus One either.
    09-22-2015 06:26 AM
  17. Scott LaCroix's Avatar
    Ever since the update I have had problems with my phone.

    I had to go through the same "multiple app update / restart" dance that everyone else did, I'm still getting app updates for things that have already updated. Google Play Services took 3 tries before it finally updated, and as many reboots. But eventually everything seems stable. CPU usage was high, the phone was generally warm as it was working all the time... lord knows what it was doing, but that stabilized as well.

    But a couple problems have been there since the update and haven't gone away

    1) every now and then (once a day now... it was more) the phone will get REALLY slow / laggy. All apps, even unlocking the screen will be slow
    2) during that time text messages will become unpredictable. Sometimes they won't be sent, the little spinny cirlce just sits there next to the message. Sometimes I don't get them... and suddenly I will get 2 or 3 or more in a row.
    3) audio on phonecalls will unexpectedly STOP. There's a faint "static" noice for a split second, then nothing. I can't hear anything and the other person can't hear anything from me.
    4) several times the phone has rebooted randomly and started "optimizing" apps all over again. This has not happened in 2 days... cross my fingers, maybe THAT has stopped

    Yesterday I wiped the cache partition to see if that would resolve the issue, as some people said it helped them. That MIGHT have helped some things, I'm not sure yet... too soon to tell. But it did NOT help the audio cut-off problem.

    I haven't seen the audio problem with anyone else yet... is anyone else seeing it? Has anyone found a resolution?

    Keep in mind, up until the upgrade the phone was running PERFECTLY

    Also, I have a ton of apps, including a custom launcher.

    I know what's coming: "have you tried a factory reset?" ... No and I'm trying to avoid that... but if people say it will work, I might HAVE to go that route. Audio-cut out is not acceptable. Can't have a phone that's good at everything EXCEPT making calls.

    Anyway... any help is appreciated!
    09-24-2015 12:56 PM
  18. Cocophone's Avatar
    I've seen the same; though on my Nexus 7 (2012) pull-to-refresh still works in Now. A colleague indicated pull-to-refresh doesn't work on his OnePlus One either.
    I solved my problem by uninstalling Google App and then reinstalling the Google App

    It looks like a Moto X but its really a Twitter machine.
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    09-25-2015 02:38 AM
  19. sfringer's Avatar
    I solved my problem by uninstalling Google App and then reinstalling the Google App
    Sure enough; uninstalling updates and then allowing the Google App to update now allows pull-to-refresh ti function.

    Appreciate your pointer!
    09-25-2015 08:22 AM
  20. ICords81's Avatar
    These are the problems I'm having. Hangouts will randomly load to different places in a SMS thread, not to the newest message.

    Also BT audio has been funky. I use a headset most days. Sometimes is drops connection. Also, I have Sync in my car. If I am streaming a podcast from my device, and a phone call comes in, it doesn't handle the switch well. Podcast won't stop playing through phone, Car behaves as it should. Only way to stop podcast is to kill PocketCast.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    09-26-2015 06:56 AM
  21. FireMedic559's Avatar
    So lollipop hasn't been too bad since update however my battery has gone from 10-12 hrs to about 8. Think I have it down to poor radio reception. I have seen other posts with same idea. Definitely have a weaker signal and where I work the building eats signal so now have to charge battery around 2p and still kill it again by 10p. Is there anyway to update radio software without a fdr? Older phones you could just dial *228 nd update roaming list which would help a lot but not anymore. Any ideas? Otherwise going to try another reset. Thanks

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    09-28-2015 04:16 PM
  22. TommyZ23's Avatar
    Older phones you could just dial *228 nd update roaming list which would help a lot but not anymore. Any ideas? Otherwise going to try another reset. Thanks

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    There's no need for *228, it wouldn't help you in this case. I have the same low signal issue at work, but in my case it was there before the update.
    I know my problem is the battery is shot, but it's not easy to change the battery in this phone.
    09-29-2015 08:31 AM
  23. Evilnut's Avatar
    There's no need for *228, it wouldn't help you in this case. I have the same low signal issue at work, but in my case it was there before the update.
    I know my problem is the battery is shot, but it's not easy to change the battery in this phone.
    I got a quote from ubreakifix to replace the battery for $70.

    Posted via Android Central App from a beautiful Ebony backed Original Moto X or the amazing Nexus 10
    09-29-2015 01:23 PM
  24. Pollster's Avatar
    So lollipop hasn't been too bad since update however my battery has gone from 10-12 hrs to about 8. Think I have it down to poor radio reception. I have seen other posts with same idea. Definitely have a weaker signal and where I work the building eats signal so now have to charge battery around 2p and still kill it again by 10p. Is there anyway to update radio software without a fdr? Older phones you could just dial *228 nd update roaming list which would help a lot but not anymore. Any ideas? Otherwise going to try another reset. Thanks

    Sent from my XT1060 using Tapatalk
    I think there's something else going on. Yes, my phone is just as old as everyone else here, but the rate of battery drain has indeed increased lately. As in, I notice a difference from 2 months ago.

    I have not updated yet, and am not discounting the possibilities that all of our batteries are hitting EOL at the same time. I'm also not ruling out a different update (app, play services, etc) not related to 5.1 that is less than optimal.
    09-29-2015 01:51 PM
  25. nthnu's Avatar
    Things seem to be getting better about a week after.

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/10437701...ts/6zCV3o38EwM
    09-29-2015 01:56 PM
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