Android 5.0 Lollipop and email … failed, broken, useless

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I’ve always liked having email on my Nexus 4, and KitKat 4.4.4 did its job well in receiving them, and notifying me when they arrived.

Of course, all of that is now in the past.

Lollipop has decided it will receive email now and again. Sometimes. Perhaps. Maybe. And when it can be actually bothered to get an email or two, it might notify me.

Sometimes. Perhaps. Maybe. Wi-Fi or 3G, it makes no difference.

I can of course always load the Gmail app manually, and then manually sync each of my email accounts. That works … most of the time.

The Gmail app has, of course, decided that most (but not all) of my Hotmail, Outlook and Live email accounts are now treated like Exchange accounts. Naturally, I didn’t have any choice with that.

I really like email, and it would be so nice to receive it on my phone.

So, Google, why the fail? Are these just bugs, waiting to be fixed? Or, am I witnessing just a hint of Apple-esque evil towards Microsoft?

You can probably tell I’m not happy. :(
 

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I’ve always liked having email on my Nexus 4, and KitKat 4.4.4 did its job well in receiving them, and notifying me when they arrived.

Of course, all of that is now in the past.

Lollipop has decided it will receive email now and again. Sometimes. Perhaps. Maybe. And when it can be actually bothered to get an email or two, it might notify me.

Sometimes. Perhaps. Maybe. Wi-Fi or 3G, it makes no difference.

I can of course always load the Gmail app manually, and then manually sync each of my email accounts. That works … most of the time.

The Gmail app has, of course, decided that most (but not all) of my Hotmail, Outlook and Live email accounts are now treated like Exchange accounts. Naturally, I didn’t have any choice with that.

I really like email, and it would be so nice to receive it on my phone.

So, Google, why the fail? Are these just bugs, waiting to be fixed? Or, am I witnessing just a hint of Apple-esque evil towards Microsoft?

You can probably tell I’m not happy. :(

you probably broke GCM. Wipe cache partition or hard reset.
 

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you probably broke GCM. Wipe cache partition or hard reset.

Thanks for reading my post, and taking the time to respond.

As for Google Cloud Messaging , I've never knowingly used it (maybe I am when I use the Gmail app?).

As for wiping the cache partition or doing a hard reset, I guess there is that nuclear option. Shame on Google if that's the answer, seeing as all I did was say Yes to an OTA upgrade.
 

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Wiping the cache partition is hardly a 'nuclear option'. It's one click to clear out.. the cache partition. That's it. Doesn't effect your apps, your settings, or anything else meaningful on the phone itself.
 

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Adroid Lollipop email is a step backwards from the previous stock email tool. This is true especially if you use multiple accounts but not limited to those issue.

Can I go back to the old email tool on my Nexus 5?

or can I at least see which email account I am in without s swipe gesture
or can I toggle to another emal account with one swipe?

and can I only see email title and not first line within the email itself on the inbox main page

and can I, as my friend above not worry about having to clear cache.

Day two for me with Lollipop, was so looking forward to it, right now, put me back to 4.4 and I would be happier.

Very disappointed.

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Wiped the cache partition, still same email problems as above on my nexus 7. Lack of reliable work email will push many off android.

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Android 5.0 and email works fine for me. My only complaint is that if I delete an email it's gone from the server. I know it has a option to leave it on the server but it doesn't.
 

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I like the new GMail that supports multiple e-mail accounts including Exchange. My work Exchange mail works perfectly with Lollipop. It has been just as reliable as it was with KitKat.
 

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