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  1. sqa4life's Avatar
    Hi all,
    My AT&T N4 is still on Android 4.4.4. Should I update to Lollipop? I've seen so many negative feedback, but I like the UI of Lollipop :-)

    Please advice.

    Thanks
    04-30-2015 03:22 PM
  2. PainFX's Avatar
    It depends.. YMMV
    04-30-2015 03:23 PM
  3. gonzoks's Avatar
    I think most people have had pretty good luck. There will always be bugs. What are your specific concerns? I have it on my N4 with Tmo and have yet to run into a bug (but I am sure its only a matter of time).
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    04-30-2015 03:32 PM
  4. sqa4life's Avatar
    I think most people have had pretty good luck. There will always be bugs. What are your specific concerns? I have it on my N4 with Tmo and have yet to run into a bug (but I am sure its only a matter of time).
    Battery life
    FSU30 likes this.
    04-30-2015 03:40 PM
  5. gonzoks's Avatar
    Gotcha - thats a good concern. The problem is I have read evidence of people stating their phone is better now. I have also read people complaining about it being shorter. The one thing I have seen and it may be anecdotal is that the people who do a factory reset after install of LP seem to see the better battery life. But, that may just be my interpretation.

    Of course, to add to the conversation about my conversion, I have noticed no real difference either way. I did a factory reset afterwards. I am an old school IT guy and do not believe in clean upgrades happening. Let it pull the OTA then did a factory reset.

    So, I guess my answer is a long way of saying I have no damn idea!
    geekaren likes this.
    04-30-2015 03:52 PM
  6. shaleem's Avatar
    I haven't had any issues with Lollipop (I'm on AT&T) and I did not do a factory reset. I did do a cache wipe after the update. My battery life is good, but I think that it depends on how you use your phone, the apps you run, etc. I'm not the power user that some are so my experience may be different than the experience of others.
    gonzoks likes this.
    04-30-2015 04:34 PM
  7. Rukbat'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).
    04-30-2015 04:50 PM
  8. muzzy996's Avatar
    Well said LOL.

    I can see the benefit of upgrading other older devices if the upgrade brings new touchwiz features along with it (if you're into that sort of thing) but other than that . . .
    04-30-2015 05:53 PM
  9. GregMargie'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'm pretty much with you on this! I am still holding off the update notice sitting on my phone and popping up every day.....my phone is running sooooo awesome on 4.4.4!
    04-30-2015 06:24 PM
  10. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    Lollipop broke my s5. I would say no.
    04-30-2015 09:08 PM
  11. Lepa79's Avatar
    Hi all,
    My AT&T N4 is still on Android 4.4.4. Should I update to Lollipop? I've seen so many negative feedback, but I like the UI of Lollipop :-)

    Please advice.

    Thanks
    Please you have to be aware that you will almost always only find issues posted on forums. That's why u see all these lollipop issues.
    Personally, I love lollipop. I believe it's the best android OS yet. Very pleased with how things just flow "naturally" and phone definitely feels faster and snappier. You can stay on KK all you want. I'm always an early adopter, and I'll take both the good and the bad. There is nothing perfect in life, Period.
    04-30-2015 10:06 PM
  12. scoty024's Avatar
    I would suggest backing up individual apps, updating, wipe cache partition, factory reset, restore individual apps, and be in heaven.

    For me, every day I'm finding more and more things that work so much better than before... but for the life of me I can't think of a single example now.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    brad419 likes this.
    04-30-2015 10:27 PM
  13. magichoward's Avatar
    Battery maybe 10 percent less (shame they didn't give an option of a dark theme) but everything else is good and very smooth.
    I like to option now of using trusted places so I don't have to unlock my phone all the time.

    Posted via the Android Central App. Magichoward
    05-01-2015 03:42 AM
  14. cwbcpa's Avatar
    I have had no issues at all with Lollipop. It runs great. My battery life is just as good and everything runs smooth. That being said, if you are paranoid or are looking for something to be wrong you will probably find it. I don't doubt that some percentage of people have an issue after an update. It will happen. Those are the ones that come to the forums to report it and get help. The higher percentage of people that have no issues never say anything because they don't need to. Just something to think about.

    If you do update just do a backup as was mentioned prior to the update.

    Sent from my Note 4
    deewill45 likes this.
    05-01-2015 06:58 AM
  15. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    I have had no issues at all with Lollipop. It runs great. My battery life is just as good and everything runs smooth. That being said, if you are paranoid or are looking for something to be wrong you will probably find it. I don't doubt that some percentage of people have an issue after an update. It will happen. Those are the ones that come to the forums to report it and get help. The higher percentage of people that have no issues never say anything because they don't need to. Just something to think about.

    If you do update just do a backup as was mentioned prior to the update.

    Sent from my Note 4
    This is true and I'm usually a first adapter, but breaking the hotspot on my s5 is something I can't risk having happen to my note 4.
    05-01-2015 07:05 AM
  16. cwbcpa's Avatar
    This is true and I'm usually a first adapter, but breaking the hotspot on my s5 is something I can't risk having happen to my note 4.
    I can understand that. Everyone has to evaluate their own risk. Sounds like you wouldn't be comfortable updating. If I wasn't comfortable I certainly wouldn't do it either.

    Sent from my Note 4
    05-01-2015 07:12 AM
  17. PookiePrancer's Avatar
    I thought I loved lollipop, until I found out yesterday that Samsung broke slow-motion video recording with it. Colors and exposure are nasty, and resolution has been cranked down to 720p, making everything look fuzzy.

    That was a feature I liked very much, and will really miss. So now I'm forced to look for yet ANOTHER alternative to Samsung software. I never understand why they have to go backwards in features sometimes.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-01-2015 08:45 AM
  18. Mom2Ninjas's Avatar
    Sounds like there are lots of little bugs all over the place and if you don't happen to use them you would never know. This is the first time I have ever had an issue with an update.
    05-01-2015 08:50 AM
  19. cert15z's Avatar
    My battery life is horrible with lollipop. Upgrade at your own risk.

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    05-01-2015 11:22 AM
  20. Oilfield Trash's Avatar
    I haven't noticed a change in battery life with my note 3, but i am using a 10,000 mAH battery and getting 3 to 4 days of use before having to charge my phone.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    05-01-2015 11:31 AM
  21. dohlo's Avatar
    I haven't had any issues, I feel like my battery life is better but maybe ite just me leaving my phone aside more often now I have a lot of my UI elements dark themed (messages, keyboard, email etc) so I guess I don't have too much to worry about the white screen draining my battery.

    I personally like 5.0. Yeah it's not perfect but I can't really think of any bugs that bother me really. I personally like the lock screen notification style, but I had a jailbreak app for my iPhone that stacked them in a similar way so it's familiar to me I suppose. Some don't like it, as the light colored interface everywhere.

    It's just personal preference whether or not to upgrade at this point

    I don't have screen shots to show, but I've been doing a large landscaping project at my fathers house all this week and the other day I left my phone alone for the better part of 7+ hours and I was only down to 83%, off the charger for closer to 9
    shaleem likes this.
    05-01-2015 11:44 AM
  22. lollipophater's Avatar
    I will agree with you. mine is not broke but lags so much and things are constantly stopping and asking to report or not. I absolutely do not like" lolligag" , I want to do a reset, but am not sure and am kind of afraid to go back to the 4.4.4 because of really messing up my phone.
    05-02-2015 12:00 PM
  23. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    YMMV.

    I found Kit Kat to be very buggy on my T-mobile Note 4. Not a smooth experience at all. Since upgrading my phone is much smoother, no bugs and slight BETTER battery life. I love it!
    05-02-2015 12:30 PM
  24. Terrence Thompkins's Avatar
    The only issue I had was the battery life. I was getting half the SOT I usually got before the update. I reluctantly did a factory reset and now I get about an 1 hour and a half more SOT.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-02-2015 12:44 PM
  25. Terrence Thompkins's Avatar
    My battery life is horrible with lollipop. Upgrade at your own risk.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Have you done a factory reset. It did wonders for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-02-2015 12:46 PM
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