How big is the issue? This is an impossible question to answer, but one thing is clear: hardware manufacturers (and carriers) should be encouraged to ensure they deliver these critical security updates in a timely fashion.
There are, however, some unwritten improvements when it comes to running speed and smoothness. Android has been steadily improved over the years, and 6.0 adds a little polish to an already good experience on 5.x Lollipop.
The ’10 has been improved right across the board. I’m aware that some users have experienced issues updating their device but I have to put this down to either faulty hardware or an incompatible application, because my experience has been better than I dared hope.
. These range from application not running on a device or worse, running and crashing. Some applications appear to make the system either unstable or so slow that it’s unusable and unfortunately,
Huawei recently announced that their Mate 2 smartphone will get Android Lollipop “in the first half of 2015,” but we’ve made massive strides in the last twelve months. Long may it continue!
This announcement has surprised a few industry commentators, because the oldest device in the list – the 2012 Nexus 7 – has a relatively elderly processor with 1 GB of RAM, compared with the more modern chipsets with at least twice the RAM. Google are extending Android Lollipop back to older hardware in order to work on keeping a consistent user interface for many people and let’s not forget that the 2012 Nexus 7 was a very popular tablet. It’s not in Google’s interests to release Android Lollipop if it’s sluggish so I am optimistic that the performance improvements in the operating system will improve running performance.
Project Volte is a suite of changes to Android designed to extend battery life. There are three legs to this project: network scheduling, a new battery manager screen and a power saver mode.