Memory Leak on Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop) discovered – fix coming

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) is the most advanced version of Android we’ve ever seen. The visuals have been overhauled – Material Design; it is more stable; it runs smoother, and performance has been enhanced. Sadly, like all new versions of operating systems, it has had its fair share of bugs, and one of them has been discovered called “Memory Leak.”


Google recently released the Android 5.0.1 update, which has angered a lot of early adopters. The new bug is called a memory leak that eats up 1.3 GB or more RAM, which results in on-screen apps forced to close as well as the used phone constantly returning to the home screen. Angry users have taken to the Android Issue Tracker. Affected devices include tablets released in 2013, the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5, and the Nexus 6.

If your device is affected by this bug, we can only guess how infuriated you must feel. The good news is Google has closed the thread and has marked it as “FutureRelease.” This means that a fix is on the way, which will be included in an upcoming update.

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