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  1. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Weirdly enough with this particular update my battery performance seemed to improve immediately.

    Usually it does seem to take a few days to settle in.
    Same here. I charged it up fully while downloading it and then started the update. Shortly after the update Google Play Services came up wanting an update, so I did that. I explored the new features for about a half hour, then did a wipe of the cache partition (not knowing that you can't start that and leave it unattended or it'll leave the screen on waiting for you to tell it to reboot). When I got back to it it was at 17% remaining (was at like 75% remaining before the partition wipe and left it like that for around 5 hours) so not too bad. I charged it up and have been using it like I usually do since then.

    Honestly this has been the least problematic update I've ever had. Usually the Google Play Services update doesn't show for an hour or two, or there's some other issue during the update, although I've never had anything serious problems or a bricked device, usually they're just annoyances. So I'm glad they took their time with this one.
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    07-04-2015 11:13 PM
  2. Namrobo's Avatar
    So overall is it safe to say this update was worth the wait?
    Virtually problem free, and better performance/benchmark seems to already be the consensus.

    Also since nobody mentioned it, accessing recovery commands has changed. Instead of Vol up key for 15secs then power, its now Power for like only a couple seconds then Vol up & release. Just like the MotoX!
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    07-05-2015 01:26 AM
  3. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    So overall is it safe to say this update was worth the wait?
    Virtually problem free, and better performance/benchmark seems to already be the consensus.

    Also since nobody mentioned it, accessing recovery commands has changed. Instead of Vol up key for 15secs then power, its now Power for like only a couple seconds then Vol up & release. Just like the MotoX!
    I'd say the update was a success. So far Google Keyboard isn't lagging for me like it did after a recent update on KitKat. OS is generally running smoother and I think battery has improved just a bit.
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    07-05-2015 01:47 AM
  4. vzwuser76's Avatar
    So overall is it safe to say this update was worth the wait?
    Virtually problem free, and better performance/benchmark seems to already be the consensus.

    Also since nobody mentioned it, accessing recovery commands has changed. Instead of Vol up key for 15secs then power, its now Power for like only a couple seconds then Vol up & release. Just like the MotoX!
    I know of at least 2 people who had their phones bricked when doing the update, but considering they are the only ones so far, I'd say ift was a success. As I've stated earlier, most of my issues have to do with the direction Google is taking Android. I hate when a company takes something people like and get rid of it for no good reason. I get even angrier when TV networks cancel good shows (I'm still miffed Constantine got axed).

    But yes, I'd say the update was a success.
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    07-05-2015 02:51 AM
  5. Snareman's Avatar
    Since installing Lollipop I only see negative or annoying changes on my phone. Maybe my battery life is a little better? I'll need a little more data before I declare that, but maybe it is a little bit. But other than that I see no positive changes.

    I use Nova Launcher so I don't really notice many appearance changes.

    The phone doesn't seem noticeably faster to me.

    They got rid of the ticker in the status bar that would tell you who was texting you or what your email was. How about giving the user the option of whether we want it or not. That way if the phone was on and sitting next to me it helped me know if I needed to respond to that text or email now. If not I'd let it sit. Now I have to physically reach over and check the phone to see who is sending me the message and what it is.

    The lock screen is more annoying with the way the notifications show up and how you can swipe to get into them. I can't put a finger on how its different, but it just doesn't seem to work as well. I think it seems that I get an audible notification and then its a few seconds before the icon shows up. They also defaulted to the popups on the lock screen, but thankfully I found a way to stop those.

    And speaking of audible - is it just me or are the notification volumes lower? I had to turn my phone up to full volume today just to get what used to be the medium volume notifications.

    You can't silence the phone with the volume rocker any more. Instead you have to do more steps via the pull down menu. Why add more steps to something that worked well?

    I'm not really sure the new notification pull down menu is much better.

    I don't like the new rotating style open apps menu. First, they need a button to "close all" and second, the next app moves down much slower after I swipe one away so when I want to close them all one by one it takes longer. I think they were also easier to see in flat instead of overlying each other.

    Will they ever add an option to show the battery % instead of just the icon so I don't have to get a 3rd party app? This may be a Motorola issue as I think the LG G's do it?

    The 2 shakes to turn on the flashlight is somewhat nifty I suppose at least, although not sure how much I'll use it since I carry a flashlight everywhere I go.

    Other than perhaps the improved battery life I'd rather go back to Kitkat. I'm going to stop pining for upgrades other than one to M that will hopefully fix the things they broke with Lollipop. Just my two cents...
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    07-05-2015 02:59 AM
  6. KSDroid01's Avatar
    I hate when a company takes something people like and get rid of it for no good reason. I get even angrier when TV networks cancel good shows (I'm still miffed Constantine got axed).
    Just one word: Firefly.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    07-05-2015 03:41 AM
  7. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    I love Lollipop, no complaints except what I suspect is a Bluetooth issue. Sometimes when I listen to music over Bluetooth, and possibly calls but not sure, my notification volumes become as low as the medium setting. Is this the issue you're having? A reboot will solve the glitch because otherwise I feel like the sounds are just as loud.
    07-05-2015 03:49 AM
  8. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Also, yes, there is a way to enable a battery number but it requires an application that you can uninstall afterwards. It basically changes a setting in Android that's available underneath. It's made by an xda developer and can be reverted back. The only issue is the number is rather small

    So an app is needed but it doesn't actually do anything except enable a feature already there. I leave it on even though it's tiny. In KK it was white text so you wouldn't see it unless below 50% or so. It changes with LP.
    Attached Thumbnails DROID TURBO: 5.1 Lollipop Update-1436086305898.jpg   DROID TURBO: 5.1 Lollipop Update-1436086326076.jpg  
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    07-05-2015 03:52 AM
  9. russel5150's Avatar
    There are some things i like and some i dont. But the great thing about lollipop is that its here now and people can stop complaining they dont have it.

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    07-05-2015 04:45 AM
  10. GeodudeFFP's Avatar
    Also, yes, there is a way to enable a battery number but it requires an application that you can uninstall afterwards. It basically changes a setting in Android that's available underneath. It's made by an xda developer and can be reverted back. The only issue is the number is rather small

    So an app is needed but it doesn't actually do anything except enable a feature already there. I leave it on even though it's tiny. In KK it was white text so you wouldn't see it unless below 50% or so. It changes with LP.
    Check out "Battery Overlay Percent" app...may give you what you're looking for (not perfect, but not bad, and highly configurable).

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    07-05-2015 05:46 AM
  11. doogald's Avatar
    I don't like the new rotating style open apps menu. First, they need a button to "close all" and second, the next app moves down much slower after I swipe one away so when I want to close them all one by one it takes longer. I think they were also easier to see in flat instead of overlying each other.
    There was no button to close all in KitKat, so you're not missing anything there. You can also close apps by hitting the small X to the right of the card; that should be faster.

    But you shouldn't close all tasks all that much in android anyway - that's why it's not there. Almost every app goes into a deep sleep when it's not active. It's a best practice for both android and ios to not nuke all background apps at once because in general it costs more battery than it saves.
    07-05-2015 06:24 AM
  12. StormnNJ's Avatar
    I'd say the update was a success. So far Google Keyboard isn't lagging for me like it did after a recent update on KitKat.
    No lag and speech to text is much faster with the update.
    07-05-2015 06:33 AM
  13. Raleigh Voight's Avatar
    I was apart of the soak test, and the update killed the front speaker. I have a replacement and I love the update

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    07-05-2015 07:41 AM
  14. this_is_nascar's Avatar
    Should I be concerned that my Turbo has not yet informed me that I have an update available? I'm in no hurry for 5.1, but I would have thought that by now, I'd wake up one morning and see it prompting me to perform the download/install.
    07-05-2015 08:12 AM
  15. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Just one word: Firefly.

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    That's what I've come to expect from the Fox network though. They are the chimps locked in a room with a typewriter.
    07-05-2015 08:50 AM
  16. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Should I be concerned that my Turbo has not yet informed me that I have an update available? I'm in no hurry for 5.1, but I would have thought that by now, I'd wake up one morning and see it prompting me to perform the download/install.
    I've always heard that rollout can take up to 2 weeks to get to everyone. Have you tried checking for a software update manually?
    07-05-2015 08:52 AM
  17. chadastrophic's Avatar
    Should I be concerned that my Turbo has not yet informed me that I have an update available? I'm in no hurry for 5.1, but I would have thought that by now, I'd wake up one morning and see it prompting me to perform the download/install.
    Try going to settings-about phone-check updates.
    07-05-2015 09:08 AM
  18. jerrykur's Avatar
    I tried the Qi charging with my turbo before 5.1 and I had problems. Battery would drop from 100 to about zip so I went back to the wired charger. Anybody know if 5.1 fixed this problem?
    Never had this problem with any wireless charging. Wired or wireless charging should result in the exact same charge. Perhaps something is wrong with your phone or charger.
    07-05-2015 09:09 AM
  19. jerrykur's Avatar
    Should I be concerned that my Turbo has not yet informed me that I have an update available? I'm in no hurry for 5.1, but I would have thought that by now, I'd wake up one morning and see it prompting me to perform the download/install.
    You can always force it to check. Go to Settings | System | System Update. Select Check for update.
    07-05-2015 09:11 AM
  20. Namrobo's Avatar
    Should I be concerned that my Turbo has not yet informed me that I have an update available? I'm in no hurry for 5.1, but I would have thought that by now, I'd wake up one morning and see it prompting me to perform the download/install.
    You may want to enable it in notifications
    07-05-2015 09:22 AM
  21. PowrDroid's Avatar
    As long as we're complaining, I don't like the new look of the screen when in-call. The background is white, (no longer black) the controls take up more than the top third of the screen, the contact's image is reduced and on the bottom of the screen with the red phone icon overlaid on the persons image. Now all of my contacts photos have the red "hang up the phone" icon plastered on their chin.
    07-05-2015 10:46 AM
  22. MA2GA28's Avatar
    Finally updated yesterday evening. Here's my breakdown of the general 'dislikes' I've read about, and my own positive/negative/neutral observations of L:

    - The white Google bar...I prefer the old, grayed bar. But, a bigger annoyance is removing the bar and having unusable blank space above each screen. Already getting used to the white bar.
    - Volume controls...slightly more annoying than before, but nothing terrible. Wish they would have kept the sound profiles though, for setting time-specific notification rules. Yes, some 'replacement' options are there, but more convoluted process to enact them.
    - Flashlight chop...so inconsistent. It usually takes 3-4 tries to get it to work. Glad they did add the native flashlight option though.
    - Battery life seems improved, at least initially. Haven't done a cache clear yet, but since upgrade have only used 44% over 15 hours, and that's with messing with the phone a lot (granted, 8 hours while I was sleeping too, but only lost about 3% overnight, which is great).
    - Speed...seems to be the same. Not noticing much difference.
    - Used to use the power bar to control WiFi, BT, brightness, and GPS. Would rather they not get rid of it, but easy enough to use drag menu I guess. Only annoyance is the quick screen brightness setting adjustment now not an option.
    - New L themes/colors...eh. Like most, I would prefer an option between white/dark, but don't mind the white that much.
    - All apps seem to be working well so far. No reportable issues there.
    - Camera...maybe a bit faster, but hard to tell. May not be any change from the last camera update.
    - Recent apps panes...I like the flipbook style. I did switch Chrome back to the old tabs, but otherwise I like it. I did notice an extended delay from opening recent apps to the 'X' showing in each window, sometimes 2 seconds all the way up to 5 seconds.
    - Miss the notification bar ticker. The bubbles are much more obtrusive and annoying. May get used to them, but not a favorite update at this point.
    - No true bugs on my end otherwise.
    - And the final, BIGGEST positive: Not having to hear board members B&M about the Lollipop update anymore. Though, the shift to those same people complaining about the update has already started. :-)
    07-05-2015 10:52 AM
  23. Snareman's Avatar
    I love Lollipop, no complaints except what I suspect is a Bluetooth issue. Sometimes when I listen to music over Bluetooth, and possibly calls but not sure, my notification volumes become as low as the medium setting. Is this the issue you're having? A reboot will solve the glitch because otherwise I feel like the sounds are just as loud.
    I just rebooted. I'll see how it goes. I missed a bunch of notifications last night at work because it was so quiet. Ended up turning it up to full volume just to get it back to medium. I did listen to bluetooth on the way to work. I'll try it again tonight and reboot there if necessary to see if it fixes it.
    07-05-2015 12:08 PM
  24. Snareman's Avatar
    Also, yes, there is a way to enable a battery number but it requires an application that you can uninstall afterwards. It basically changes a setting in Android that's available underneath. It's made by an xda developer and can be reverted back. The only issue is the number is rather small

    So an app is needed but it doesn't actually do anything except enable a feature already there. I leave it on even though it's tiny. In KK it was white text so you wouldn't see it unless below 50% or so. It changes with LP.
    Thanks. You're right - that is pretty darn small. I guess I'll stick my app that overlies a large number over the battery. It seems that there should be an option to either display the icon or just a straight number.
    07-05-2015 12:09 PM
  25. Snareman's Avatar
    There are some things i like and some i dont. But the great thing about lollipop is that its here now and people can stop complaining they dont have it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Yes. That's something. Now they can start complaining about M.
    07-05-2015 12:10 PM
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