Lollipop vs iOS 8.1.1 bugs

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  1. wilky76 macrumors regular

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    I recently changed from the iPhone 6 to the Samsung Galaxy S5 & i also picked up a Nexus 5 16GB on the cheap to try out Android 5.0 ie Lollipop, which i downloaded a few days ago and installed myself.

    I have have a 16GB iPhone 6 of my sisters sat on my desk that I've just upgraded it for her to 8.1.1 because she doesn't like doing updates for some reason, in case she breaks her phone.:rolleyes::confused:

    What i find interesting is that Android 5.0 is more stable on release that what iOS 8 currently is which has been out now for over 2 months and had a few updates since then.

    Now don't get me wrong there are bugs in Lollipop but I've yet to encounter any on my Nexus 5 WiFi works fine and not getting any battery drain others have been reporting along with with a couple of other quirks that been reported aswell, but for me it been plain sailing.

    On iOS 8.1.1 the bugs that plagued this OS since launch still haven't been fixed which is annoying to say the least, tbh i glad i returned the iPhone 6 when i did as i couldn't put up with these problems.

    You've got to wonder what going on at Apple atm, considering they only got a few devices to update you think they have the OS spot on, but all seem to happen is once they fix one problem another problem crops up, and by the time iOS 8 is usable, it be end of it's life and people will have to go though the new problems again with iOS 9

    So as it stands now the most stable platform to be on between iOS & Android is Android.
     
  2. IGregory macrumors 6502a

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  3. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    Also seems odd to me that Apple have so many significant bugs with iOS when they only have a few devices to test.

    I've always been one for updating my iOS devices as soon as a major version is released. But, given my experience with iOS 8, in the future I may decide not to update my iOS devices until the .2 increment is released.

    Can't comment on Lollipop as I don't have a Nexus. I have an S4 and I'm starting to appreciate the delay in getting OS updates with non-nexus devices. At least Samsung will have tested the OS for me and hopefully identified any major bugs that Google missed before rolling it out.
     
  4. I7guy macrumors G5

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    As of 8.1.1 what bugs are you referring to? I didn't have significant issues from IOS 8 GM.
     
  5. ozaz macrumors 65816

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    I haven't tried 8.1.1 yet. In whatever is the version prior to that, im still getting a lot of instability and crashes especially in safari.
     
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    The only issue I've ever had with my iPhone 6 is that I cannot type in landscape as long as I choose to backspace. The cursor simply moves over the text and doesn't delete it. Bug reported 3 times with absolutely no resolve. I would not switch back to android for this though.
     
  8. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    What bugs am I supposed to be experiencing because on 8.1 & 8.1.1 I haven't found or experienced any... When I read these threads I feel like I'm missing out ;)
     
  9. daneoni macrumors G4

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    8.0 and 8.1 caused crashes and stuttering occasionally. 8.1.1 seems to have dealt with those, things a notably faster and less glitchy.

    Can't speak about Lollipop though...haven't used it.
     
  10. mercuryjones macrumors 6502a

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    So, let me get this straight: You HAVE seen bugs on iOS 8, which others HAVEN'T seen, and you HAVEN'T seen bugs on Lollipop which others HAVE seen? So, for you (and only for you), Lollipop is more stable. That's what you need to take from this "experiment"
    Imagine the people that are seeing the bugs on Lollipop - they are just the opposite of you right now, wondering what is going on ATM with Google.
     
  11. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Android Lollipop isn't actually ready. Give it 5 months or so and it will be super solid like KitKat was. It often doesn't get implemented on most devices for several months.
     
  12. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    I second this, also I have MANY bugs and force closes on my Nexus 7
     
  13. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Funny, because my Nexus 7 runs 5.0 flawlessly.
     
  14. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    For the record are those force close apps or system level stuff (like android os)? The switch to ART may be the cause of application incompatibility for some apps. Though native apps shouldn't have been affected.

    My wife has facebook issues (don't we all) on her iPhone 5, but I don't attribute that to the OS, I blame the developer.
     
  15. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    Well, to be fair I am using the 2012 Nexus 7 and i'm sure IOS 8 works just as crappy on an Iphone 4-4S.

    But still, just pointing out that Lollipop is not as flawless as OP says it is.
     
  16. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Ah, yeah not a lot of folks were happy about the 5.0 update on the 2012 N7. I avoided the first one because I had never seen good reviews of Nvidia's SoC's (it uses Tegra3). Mostly folks complaining about performance.
     
  17. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Here is one. When you want to respond to a post on here where does your carat show up so that you can begin typing? Mine is slightly below the bottom of the usable screen real estate, so I am always forced to scroll upwards in order to see what I am typing. Have had this issue since day 1 and I thought 8.1 was supposed to fix it.
     
  18. Neverbepeace macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 8 for me is a little wonky. Definitely some stuttering and occasional laggyness is going on there. Actually, today I put the phone on mute while in a meeting, the phone still went off lol. My wife also has a 6+ and is experiencing the same kind of issues. Personally, I expect an os to run like this on an older device like a 4S or even a 5. However, to have it run like this on your newest flagship device is a little backwards. Now, some people might not be having these issues but some are. Like one user mentioned here, by the time they iron out some of these issues (maybe) iOS 9 is around the corner. Ios 7 and 8 have been lackluster for me in terms of performance. Tried android L on the N5.....pretty good stable os but didn't play with it extensively.
     
  19. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Just doing it now on the iPhone 6 and it entered text normally for me. The carat shows up right after your quote (next line) and I began typing without issue ...

    To be honest I've found far more bugs that irk me in Yosemite than iOS 8/8.1/8.1.1 (even after 10.10.1 update).
     
  20. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    This is how mine always looks. It is like the keyboard is just a tad too big.
     

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  21. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    It's a 3rd party keyboard issue. I have that same problem using swiftkey and swype, but if you use Apple's built in keyboard it isn't an issue. Google it. Now I'm assuming since all of the 3rd party keyboards are doing it, my guess is that something isn't quite right with the API's that Apple has opened for 3rd party keyboards (meaning probably on Apple to fix)... but this is just a guess.
     
  22. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yep third party keyboard as it's working perfectly here look

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  23. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

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    To those who are running Lollipop on your Nexus 7, did you get the OTA update or manually installed it? I'm still waiting for the update.
     
  24. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Crap, you are right. Uugghhh. This should have been fixed right away by Apple. It is extremely annoying, and i dont like Apples keyboard. May not have a choice though, if this doesn't get fixed anytime soon.
     
  25. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    I had to go back. Couldn't handle the annoyances
     

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