Lollipop vs. KitKat

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Flash an old factory image and root the device to modify the system partition (rooting via SuperSU does this already) to prevent the device pulling the ota again. But what's wrong with lollipop?
 

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Thanks, Umass021, but your remedy sounds a little beyond the level of my technical skill. I MAY have overreacted. I was having problems with the keyboard, but it seems to have straightened itself out today. I guess I'm complaining about having to relearn everything for the sake of newness
 

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Thanks, Umass021, but your remedy sounds a little beyond the level of my technical skill. I MAY have overreacted. I was having problems with the keyboard, but it seems to have straightened itself out today. I guess I'm complaining about having to relearn everything for the sake of newness

There are a fair number of annoying things about Lollipop on the N10, ( http://forums.androidcentral.com/go...4-lollipop-tablet-ui-huge-step-backwards.html ) and some baffling changes (like changing the home button from an icon of a home to a freaking circle) but I wouldn't characterize it as "relearning everything".
 

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In fact, I've found Lollipop has brought new life to my aging N10. So far, it runs like a champ: smooth animations, fast app loading... The tablet barely performed this well when new! I'm liking it so much, I've decided to not "upgrade" to the N9.

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In fact, I've found Lollipop has brought new life to my aging N10. So far, it runs like a champ: smooth animations, fast app loading... The tablet barely performed this well when new! I'm liking it so much, I've decided to not "upgrade" to the N9.

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I feel it really has given a whole new life to the tablet. Mine was working well also but it feels like a a new device. I played with the nexus 9 yesterday and didn't see much of a difference.
 

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There are a fair number of annoying things about Lollipop on the N10, ( http://forums.androidcentral.com/go...4-lollipop-tablet-ui-huge-step-backwards.html ) and some baffling changes (like changing the home button from an icon of a home to a freaking circle) but I wouldn't characterize it as "relearning everything".

Changing an icon yet leaving it in the same position would seem to logically indicate it performs the same function.

Your statement is invalid.

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In fact, I've found Lollipop has brought new life to my aging N10. So far, it runs like a champ: smooth animations, fast app loading... The tablet barely performed this well when new! I'm liking it so much, I've decided to not "upgrade" to the N9.

Mine feels exactly the same fast speed that it did before the update. 5.0 is probably not faster, but it or the process of upgrading itself might have fixed people who were having unusual problems.
 

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Changing an icon yet leaving it in the same position would seem to logically indicate it performs the same function.

Your statement is invalid.

Um, no, my statement is perfectly valid. Exactly how is a new user supposed to know that the center icon is home? How about people like my Mom who don't understand position having meaning? It is not intuitive nor logical to represent a function with a totally unrelated pictograph.
 

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Um, no, my statement is perfectly valid. Exactly how is a new user supposed to know that the center icon is home? How about people like my Mom who don't understand position having meaning? It is not intuitive nor logical to represent a function with a totally unrelated pictograph.

I believe there on-screen tips that inform the user how to interact with the home screen in the stock launcher (GEL) on first use.

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Interesting- I waited a few days before saying this to make sure it was consistent... it seems that my WiFi signal level that is reported is much higher under 5.0. I am not sure if it is actually any stronger, or just that they changed the metering.
 

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The biggest disappointment for me is that they completely removed the ability to snooze calendar notifications, even though some of their early documentation stated that the new and "improved" notifications would allow you to snooze even from the lock screen. In KitKat you could at least pull down the notification shade and snooze a reminder.
 

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Interesting- I waited a few days before saying this to make sure it was consistent... it seems that my WiFi signal level that is reported is much higher under 5.0. I am not sure if it is actually any stronger, or just that they changed the metering.

My N10 used to drop my WiFi connection at least once per day no matter where I was or what router I was connected too. Since the Lollypop update last Monday (7 days ago) it has not dropped WiFi at all. I think the signal strength meter readings are real.

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I also don't have a snooze button on my event notifications. I think it's really strange there's not more talk about this. I feel like I'm some sort of edge case.
 

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And today I was playing plants vs. zombies 2, like I do every day, and it completely froze right in the middle of playing. Static display of the graphics. Had to force a reboot by holding in the power button for 10 seconds.

I have *never* had it do this in any program before. More Lollipop fun.