The Nexus 5 owners finally received Android 5.0 Lollipop on Thursday after anxiously waiting for weeks but for many it turned out to be not as rosy as it was thought to be. It is reported that the Nexus fails to connect to Wi-Fi networks when Google's new software is installed.
The report came a few days after Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop to the Nexus 5 before stopping its rollout following a bug found in the software that allegedly drained the battery of the device when Wi-Fi was activated. Trevor Johns, a senior developer programs engineer for Android at Google, later wrote on the Android Developer Preview site that the bug issue was solved, paving the way for the launch of the software.
However, the Nexus 5 still seems to have a problem with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Developers have been complaining that the Nexus device doesn't connect to Wi-Fi after getting the new software update and other devices - Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 – too seem to be affected by the issue. Business Insider reported that a developer has also complained of a Wi-Fi connectivity problem despite passwords being saved by Nexus 5.
There are also reports that Nexus 5 fails to complete installation of the new firmware due to a "missing system.img" error message. However, Android Police has come up with a guide to fix the error that takes place while flashing the factory image.
It took less than a day for Google to fix the issue regarding draining of the Nexus 5 battery when Wi-Fi was activated, but it still not sure when the search giant will solve the latest issue troubling Nexus device users. Replying to a query on the Android Developer Preview forum in connection to Wi-Fi disconnection problem, an official from Google said, "We have passed this on to the development team and will update this issue with more information as it becomes available" but didn't mention how long the company might take to rectify it.
Google on Thursday made Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA (Over-The-Air) update available to the Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013 editions), Nexus 10, and Google Play Edition devices, including Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One M7, M8, LG G Pad 8.3, and Moto G.
Devices that will get the new software update include Moto X (Gen 2.), Moto X (Gen 1.), Moto G (Gen 2.), Moto G (Gen 1.), Moto G 4G-LTE, Moto E, Droid Ultra, Droid Maxx, and Droid Mini though it didn't specify the time. Samsung has confirmed that Galaxy Note 4 will get the new firmware, and the Galaxy S5 may get an upgrade too.
Zenfone has confirmed on its official blog that its devices - Zenfone series 4, 5, 6, Padfone S (PF500KL) and Padfone Infinity (A89) will get the software in June. Xiaomi devices and OnePlus One, Z, Xperia ZR, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1s, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3v, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet, Xperia Tablet Z, and Xperia Z2 will also get the firmware update.