What Google described as its "sweetest release yet" has reportedly turned out to be a bitter experience for several android phone users with bugs continuing to cause problem. Now, reports are doing the rounds that silent mode is removed from phones when the new software is updated.
The report came just a few days after it was found out that the Nexus 5 running Android 5.0 Lollipop noticed battery being drained when Wi-Fi was activated and some Nexus device users failed to connect to Wi-Fi networks when Google's firmware is installed.
"Lowering the volume only offers vibrate, and the new priority notification system isn't going to help you," reported Android Police via Reddit. "There's no setting that prevents all your notifications from getting through unless you use the new "None"notification mode. This comes with one inexcusable drawback, though. "None" doesn't allow alarms to work, which is just bananas."
In tablets like the Nexus 9 that runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, alarms works when the volume is lowered to zero and then leads to vibrate mode, which is reportedly not the case in some devices that got the new software updated.
"With further testing, we've found out that you can get 0 volume on a phone by rebooting when you've hit volume and set it to level 1. The device comes back up with silent mode engaged like the tablet. However, you have to reboot every time. One of these two situations is a bug, but it's hard to know which one," reported Android Police.
It may be recalled that Google had to stop roll out of Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Nexus 5 earlier this month after a bug was found that drains battery when Wi-Fi was activated. Developers have been complaining that the Nexus device doesn't connect to Wi-Fi after getting the new software update. Business Insider also reported that a developer has also complained of a Wi-Fi connectivity problem despite passwords being saved by Nexus 5.
Trevor Johns, a senior developer programs engineer for Android at Google, had earlier wrote on the Android Developer Preview site that it had solved the bug draining battery of device when Wi-Fi was activated.