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With the Android 4.0 ICS introduced to the market since last year, talks are that Android 5.0 will be launched in later part of this year.

This article (http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/321251/20120329/android-5-0-jelly-bean-features-release.htm) covers what to expect from this new version of Android being developed:

File Manager
Jelly Bean Lite
Integrated Google Chrome
Better Power Distribution
Efficient Upgrades and more

Enjoy reading...

My phone runs on JellyBean 4.3 even though there is an official KitKat 4.4.2 update available. Lot of users complained about issues with KitKat which caused me to avoid the update and keep my current version.
I'm reading a lot about Lollipop and how buggy it is, even with the 5.0.1 update. No software is bug-free, that's for sure, but it looks like Google used Nexus users as "crash test dummies" before releasing the lollipop update to the rest of the world. The OTA updates have stopped too, and word on the street says Google will launch Lollipop 5.1 in Q1.
In times like this, I'm glad I didn't buy a Nexus....

I recently got a Nexus 5, but I haven't started using it yet. I was waiting for the Lollipop update to arrive, but I am kinda glad that it didn't arrive, because I would have updated to it.

On reading around for the expected Lollipop update, I found out about the many bugs that are there in Lollipop 5.0, and even 5.0.1. Which might be the reason why the Lollipop update for Nexus 5 was pulled back, and now there is no news of 5.0.1 arriving for it. 5.0.2 has arrived for Nexus 7, but no news for Nexus 5.

My cousin has got Nexus 5 too, and he complained of various bugs with Lollipop 5.0.1. He told me to stick with KitKat for now, and I will take his advice.

The phone had 4.3 originally I guess, and 4.4.4 was available OTA, and I updated to it. As far as I know, there should be no problems running this latest version of KitKat.

I read that the major Lollipop update of version 5.1 will arrive somewhere in February. Its changelog shows that quite many bugs have been taken care of. So, hopefully, that update will bring something good. Still, will wait before updating to see if that update has problems too.

Really, it's quite a shame with Lollipop having so much issues. Because of this reason, not many users have updated their phones to Lollipop yet.


Originally Posted by Anupam http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/mobile-apps/9824-android-5-0-a.html#post107249)
Really, it's quite a shame with Lollipop having so much issues. Because of this reason, not many users have updated their phones to Lollipop yet.

I totally agree, Anupam. At less than 1%, the current user base of Lollipop is low. Only Nexus and a handful of last year's flagships have got the update so far. The same thing happened to KitKat when it launched, but its distribution increased quite noticeably after the first 3 months. Maybe the 5.1 update could help a to increase the current numbers and it is up to Google and how good it handles the bugfixes and the system stability.

KitKat 4.4.4 appears to be a very rock solid Android version, it is a pity my phone's maker hasn't released it for my phone and 4.4.2 would be my only option. I might give it try as soon as I find a safe way to downgrade the phone in case 4.4.2 is not up to my expectations.

The only thing I'm excited about in Lollipop is the promise of native RAW support for the camera, and yeah, I know any photo enthusiast won't use a smartphone's camera for serious shots, but it sounds interesting nonetheless.

My phone is running Kitkat 4.4.4 and I think is rock-solid. The only 'big' problem I had with it was the external SD RW permission, but SU and a fix from the playstore solved it.

There is a planned official upgrade to Lollipop according to my phone's vendor, but no one knows the date when that will happen or what version we'll get. My biggest fear is to get a 5.0.2 update at the same time 5.1 is released. I hope the vendor knows better. http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif

Every android mayor release had its drawbacks, but they got solved quickly and the apps design got better, unluckily I must admit the new material design is not my favorite, I find it too childish and looks too iOS to me...

Have you read about the infamous WebView security flaw (http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/01/google-wont-fix-bug-hitting-60-percent-of-android-phones/) in all previous 4.4 android versions that Google refuses to fix? Things don't look right, there. Will KitKat users suffer the same fate at one point after Lollipop gets mainstream? Even apple patched a very old flaw for iOS 6.1.2.
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