08-13-2015 09:14 AM
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  1. Racinghart91's Avatar
    don't upgrade ! Lollipop is not an improvement of kitkat.
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    05-13-2015 04:27 AM
  2. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    So far all my friends with Lollipop don't have any issues. They had some issues with the battery life but factory reset fixed those I say go for it if you like the new design.. Apparently that's what most people hate about Android L
    I have a Note 4 still on Lollipop with some amazing battery life. I would not give that up for anything. It took several days to "settle in" I guess as far as the battery life goes. I was having a problem with the stock Samsung keyboard freezing up with one app that I use but since switching that to Swype, it's been working great.

    I have a Note Edge that I went back to KitKat on ONLY because of the S Health app. I tried for a week to not upgrade the app from the KitKat version and the first time I turned on WiFi, it upgraded and I couldn't stop it. This is my daily take with me phone and I use it with my Gear S watch so I like the old version of the app much better, enough to go back to KitKat to keep using it. If I didn't like this app so much, I would have no problem staying on KitKat.
    05-13-2015 04:27 AM
  3. Andrew Blackburn's Avatar
    Your battery stats look like mine. .. completely destroyed my battery since lollipop 5.0.1 update. .. EE UK
    Not a very happy bunny here. Few minutes screen on time you can see the percentage dropping. ..factory reset cache partition wiped... no difference. .. set up as new phone again still same. .
    05-13-2015 07:09 AM
  4. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    I think the bottom line is that lollipop is like a bag of lollipops. You don't know what flavor you are gonna pull out of the bag. Some like the flavor they get, some don't. I know I didn't.

    I'll stick with kitkat right now. I prefer chocolate anyway. Lol
    05-13-2015 07:15 AM
  5. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    My battery life has been amazing with Lollipop. I get no wakelocks, when my phone goes to sleep, it sleeps. I take the charge off before I go to bed and I don't charge it until 24 hours (give or take an hour or two) later.
    05-13-2015 09:19 AM
  6. andy2141's Avatar
    Just for the record you can definitely downgrade to KitKat on a 910F UK unbranded model. In fact I've done it twice.

    You just need the correct firmware from SamMobile, a copy of ODIN and about ten minutes of your time.

    I will say the first time I did it I nearly had a heart attack as it got stuck on the Samsung boot logo. This is a known issue and you simply have to go into recovery and do a factory reset for it to boot up normally.
    05-13-2015 10:46 AM
  7. juliesdroidsync's Avatar
    Lovin' lollipop here... do the factory reset afterwards.
    05-14-2015 09:22 PM
  8. Douglas Yarnold's Avatar
    When I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S5 to Lollypop, it really screwed up my phone, overheated and drained my battery fast. Last week I upgraded to the Samsung Note 4 that came with OS 4.4.4.
    I was hesitant to download Lollypop onto the Note 4, but every time I connected to WiFi, it would prompt me to upgrade the OS. So reluctantly I allowed to OS upgrade to Lollypop. So far, after a week, all is well, no overheating, great battery time. So no complaints. Keeping my fingers crossed.
    05-14-2015 09:29 PM
  9. Gunny94's Avatar
    I have a Note 4 still on Lollipop with some amazing battery life. I would not give that up for anything. It took several days to "settle in" I guess as far as the battery life goes. I was having a problem with the stock Samsung keyboard freezing up with one app that I use but since switching that to Swype, it's been working great.

    I have a Note Edge that I went back to KitKat on ONLY because of the S Health app. I tried for a week to not upgrade the app from the KitKat version and the first time I turned on WiFi, it upgraded and I couldn't stop it. This is my daily take with me phone and I use it with my Gear S watch so I like the old version of the app much better, enough to go back to KitKat to keep using it. If I didn't like this app so much, I would have no problem staying on KitKat.
    Yeah, I had that issue but as soon as I unistalled and installed again fixed the issue.
    05-15-2015 02:37 AM
  10. Duncan Annetts's Avatar
    Reason to update :-
    1) Some new features.

    Reasons not to update :-
    1) Some features removed.
    2) I'm not willing to play Russian Roulette with my Note 4.
    3) I don't like the new material design UI that comes with Lollipop.
    - White replacing black is a terrible idea for your eyes and your battery life.
    - Soooooo much whitespace (without the option to reduce it) around information is annoying.
    - The removal of borders for clickable ('pressable'?) buttons and text entry areas makes navigation and page usage less clear and therefore slower.
    - The multi-app screen becomes littered with screens making it hard to find the background app you're trying to return to.
    4) Fewer and fewer settings are made available with each Google app update. Are Google getting lazy? If I wanted a dumbed down phone I'd get an iPhone.

    Complaints about the update to Calendar (about 6 months ago) forced Google to re-introduced a lot of the features it took out and to reduce the whitespace padding around text that it had forced on everyone. You'd think they'd realise that this will be annoying all the same people in other apps and in the Lollipop UI in general. I guess I'll skip Lollipop completely, but the daily update requests on the phone are getting annoying. Why can't I switch the reminders off for a week? It feels like Google are turning into Microsoft and Lollipop is their Vista and Windows 8 rolled into one.
    justconfused likes this.
    05-15-2015 06:40 AM
  11. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    The white, at least for me, means I can turn my screen down way, way low and it is still bright enough for me to see. I end up saving even more battery with my screen so low.
    Mom2Ninjas likes this.
    05-15-2015 07:59 AM
  12. justconfused's Avatar
    i dont like the look of lollipop, like someone said, its too much white. the messages look horrible with the att orange (and im on tmobile) so i just switched to textra. i dont like pulling the notification screen down and it just fades the wallpaper instead of it being black. i dont like how milk app looks different on the lock screen. i dont like the touch thing where its like tapping water. i dont like how the calendar dates are circled instead of the whole day box being highlighted. i hate change, and i hate lollipop. i got used to kitkat after having gingerbread for 3 years. now 2 months into kitkat and i have lollipop.

    my weather widget looks different and i hate that, now i cant find a widget i like. i dont like the gray notification bar when im on the internet (and i love gray). i liked the darkness of gingerbread and the sporadic darkness of kitkat, its just too much brightness now.
    05-15-2015 09:46 AM
  13. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    Reason to update :-
    1) Some new features.

    Reasons not to update :-
    1) Some features removed.
    2) I'm not willing to play Russian Roulette with my Note 4.
    3) I don't like the new material design UI that comes with Lollipop.
    - White replacing black is a terrible idea for your eyes and your battery life.
    - Soooooo much whitespace (without the option to reduce it) around information is annoying.
    - The removal of borders for clickable ('pressable'?) buttons and text entry areas makes navigation and page usage less clear and therefore slower.
    - The multi-app screen becomes littered with screens making it hard to find the background app you're trying to return to.
    4) Fewer and fewer settings are made available with each Google app update. Are Google getting lazy? If I wanted a dumbed down phone I'd get an iPhone.

    Complaints about the update to Calendar (about 6 months ago) forced Google to re-introduced a lot of the features it took out and to reduce the whitespace padding around text that it had forced on everyone. You'd think they'd realise that this will be annoying all the same people in other apps and in the Lollipop UI in general. I guess I'll skip Lollipop completely, but the daily update requests on the phone are getting annoying. Why can't I switch the reminders off for a week? It feels like Google are turning into Microsoft and Lollipop is their Vista and Windows 8 rolled into one.
    Go into application settings, software update, I believe I cleared the cache first then I turned it off. All the notifications are gone.
    05-17-2015 05:52 AM
  14. Jalopiejoe's Avatar
    Samsung uses an Amoled display. Amoled displays use more power (much more) to display white than to display black. (Black basically takes no power - it's just "off".) That alone is reason for me to not update to a phone with tons of white on the screen.

    My other reason for not updating (excuse me while I finish yawning) is that, aside from the new look, Lollipop doesn't actually offer anything more than "it was time for a new version, so we came out with one". 4.4.2 to 4.4.4 was a MAJOR fix. 4.4.4 to 5 is lipstick on a pig (both the lipstick and the pig are new).
    I totally agree with Rukbat !!

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 3 "Size Does Matter!"
    Duncan Annetts likes this.
    05-17-2015 10:54 AM
  15. Duncan Annetts's Avatar
    Go into application settings, software update, I believe I coated the cache first then I turned it off. All the notifications are gone.
    Thanks, I've unticked "Auto update" in "Software updates" now.

    It feels such a shame. This is the first Android update ever that I've not wanted. I was an application developer for over a decade and Material Design breaks so many of the rules on making screens intuitive that I just look forward to the backlash in a couple of years, when the UI will slowly return to being clear again. Using the terms like "uncluttered" and "clean" to market something sound great in theory. The thing is they can both be replaced with "sparse" and "bland" with regard to Lollipop, but I'm guessing that wouldn't sell it so well. LOL

    Thanks again.
    Jalopiejoe and Mom2Ninjas like this.
    05-18-2015 06:33 AM
  16. sqa4life's Avatar
    Go into application settings, software update, I believe I coated the cache first then I turned it off. All the notifications are gone.
    Sorry I couldn't find application setting. Is it in General tab? Can you please show a screen shot? Not sure if at&t phone can do this. Thx

    Update: found it, but it grayed out and doesn't allow to be disabled
    05-18-2015 11:08 AM
  17. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    Sorry I couldn't find application setting. Is it in General tab? Can you please show a screen shot? Not sure if at&t phone can do this. Thx

    Update: found it, but it grayed out and doesn't allow to be disabled
    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05...c01c04394f.jpg
    Sorry to hear that.
    05-19-2015 06:23 AM
  18. K550558's Avatar
    I got a notification on my Samsung note 3 saying that Android Lollipop version is available for upgrade. However, it also says that upgrading will decrease my available phone memory by a minimum of 950 MB. Are they talking about the RAM or the in-device storage space? It’s a bit scary for me if they are talking about RAM ..
    08-12-2015 04:25 AM
  19. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    Battery life
    My battery life hasn't suffered at all.

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    08-13-2015 09:14 AM
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