Android Lollipop vs Android KitKat

It would be interesting to note the main differences in features that Google has injected in the two OS versions. Consumers would find it useful to understand what the KitKat has in store versus the advanced Lollipop


Many Android users who have updated to Lollipop, have been plastering their disdain for the latest update, all over the internet. Here are 5 reasons to help you to decide whether or not you should update to lollipop or wait until stable.

Android Lollipop vs Android KitKat


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Say Goodbye To Multitasking

Many Android users pay a larger amount of money, for a device that has a higher amount of RAM, because they want to ensure that they can run multiple Apps such as pausing a game of Clash Of The Clans, so that they can open the Facebook Messenger App to respond to a message for example. Now imagine if right after you responded to your message, that as soon as you go to un-pause Clash of Clans that it unexpectedly closed in the background and all your progress was lost. This is yet another reason why when it comes to whether or not you should update to lollipop or wait until it stable, waiting until it’s stable is the ideal option, many users have been furious about the fact that the device randomly closes Apps while they are running in the background.

WiFi Connectivity Issues

With the limited amount of data that cell phone providers offer, many Android users rely on their WiFi connection when it comes to downloading large apps, movies and streaming videos as well. One of the most talked about issues with Lollipop is WiFi related. Many users have complained about the fact that their phone would disconnect from their WiFi signal periodically, while some proclaim that sometimes, they are not able to connect to a signal at all.

Laggy User Interface That Continuously Crashes

Remember the early days of Android, back with the G1 in 2008? Remember how laggy and glitchy the user interface for those early devices were? Doing something as small as opening a text, felt like waiting on a loading screen for the original PlayStation. Many users have proclaimed that the user interface of Lollipop, is particularly laggy, with random crashes that occur whenever they open an App. And as far as a fix goes, as Google continuously works to fix this bug, the only other solution other people have recommended is a factory reset. But understandably, this is not a viable option for everyone.

 Video Playback Continuously Buffering

One of the more specific problems that users have been facing, is video playback on the Nexus 7 specifically. Many user have proclaimed that whenever they try to stream a movie online, the video is continuously buffering. In some cases, they said that, even when they were able to stream an online video, the quality was lacking. The only fix that some users have claimed to work is clearing your cache and turning your device on and off. For most people, the thought of clearing your cache and turning your phone on and off, every single time you want to watch a video, defeats the purpose of convenience.

Unnecessarily Drains Battery

Everyone knows how delicate Android batteries are. Regardless of the battery time that came with the device, month after month, the battery become less and less efficient to the point whereby it only last for an hour or two if you are using it to talk, browse the web or play games. Currently, there is a battery bug within Lollipop, that can actually shorten your battery’s life span. For one reason or another, many people believe that certain Apps may be clashing with the code within Lollipop, that is causing the battery to drain at a much faster rate.