Lollipop update for the N5 pulled?

BartmanJax

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For the past couple of weeks, I've had the notification appearing on my N5 that the Lollipop 5.0 update was available for download. I have been ignoring the notification after reading all the horror stories about 5.0 on the N5 and N7.

Today I noticed the notification has disappeared. Did Google do the same thing with the N5 they did with the N7 (2013) WiFi and pull 5.0 until 5.0.1 was ready OR am I no longer going to be bugged to upgrade to 5.0? I hope the latter is the case.

I upgraded to 5.0.1 on my N7 and frankly, I don't care for it. I don't like the UI, I don't like all the "white" and I despise the lockscreen notifications. Dashclock widgets and extensions no longer work and instead of a muted, transparent notification background, every notification has it's own distinctive look and feel. It looks like a hodge-podge of crap thrown on the screen. I don't like swiping up to unlock my screen. I've grown use to the way KitKat worked and it worked FLAWLESSLY.

To me, Lollipop is reminiscent of Microsoft Windows Me, Vista and 8.

I was really looking forward to getting an N6, but after playing with Lollipop on my N7, I'm sticking with the N5 for now and will either get a Note 4 or maybe the LG G3.

Sorry Google, but for me, 5.0 is a looser. Tomorrow, I'm flashing my N7 back to 4.4.4.
 

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Not sure about Lollipop on the N5. I got 5.0 a while back, and it's been working well for me. Also have 5.0.1 on my 2013 N7, and it actually seems snappier than when it was on 4.4.4.

Although I agree that the loss of lockscreen widgets is a bit of a shame, I have to admit that I never really used them that much. I had Dashclock, which looked nice, but it wasn't overly useful for me, since the extensions only showed minimal information. I like how I can now have the Power Toggles notification widget right on the main lockscreen along with the clock (which wasn't possible in KitKat--the clock had to be on its own lockscreen, and I had to swipe to another lockscreen for Power Toggles).

Not crazy about the white background for the notifications and the solid white Google Search bar. The battery stats are also less useful. But overall, I find it pretty nice. To each his own!
 

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For the past couple of weeks, I've had the notification appearing on my N5 that the Lollipop 5.0 update was available for download. I have been ignoring the notification after reading all the horror stories about 5.0 on the N5 and N7.

Today I noticed the notification has disappeared. Did Google do the same thing with the N5 they did with the N7 (2013) WiFi and pull 5.0 until 5.0.1 was ready OR am I no longer going to be bugged to upgrade to 5.0? I hope the latter is the case.

I upgraded to 5.0.1 on my N7 and frankly, I don't care for it. I don't like the UI, I don't like all the "white" and I despise the lockscreen notifications. Dashclock widgets and extensions no longer work and instead of a muted, transparent notification background, every notification has it's own distinctive look and feel. It looks like a hodge-podge of crap thrown on the screen. I don't like swiping up to unlock my screen. I've grown use to the way KitKat worked and it worked FLAWLESSLY.

To me, Lollipop is reminiscent of Microsoft Windows Me, Vista and 8.

I was really looking forward to getting an N6, but after playing with Lollipop on my N7, I'm sticking with the N5 for now and will either get a Note 4 or maybe the LG G3.

Sorry Google, but for me, 5.0 is a looser. Tomorrow, I'm flashing my N7 back to 4.4.4.

Exact same thing happened to me. Contacted Google, but they said that they couldn't re-send the update to my phone. I'm now waiting for the 5.0.1 to arrive. Hopefully, it will have all the bugs fixed.:p
 

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Battery has been atrocious for me with lollipop. I've wiped the cache partition a few times and did a factory reset. I also hate the look of lollipop. I would stick with kit Kat too if I was you.

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I think they pulled it because I just turned my n5 on after a month or so and no update is ready. I am 4.4.4.
 

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