Android Lollipop Problems On HTC One M8 Include Battery Drain, Reboots, And Freezing Apps
While HTC is getting the spotlight for its flagship One M9, some users are reporting problems arising in HTC One M8, M9’s predecessor, after the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Major carriers in US have rolled out Android’s latest update for their customers. Verizon has pushed Android 5.0 while T-Mobile and Sprint are a step ahead of Verizon, having released Android 5.0.1 for their customers.
A user posted on Android forums about the issue he is facing after the update. He said that the apps have been freezing after he updated his One M8 to Android 5.0 version.
Some posted about performance issues such as decrease in frame rate. Another issue was about lag during heavy gaming. One user experienced huge delay in haptic feedback while typing a message. The user also mentioned that the hit in performance resulted after the Android 5.0 Lollipop update.
Although Android 5.0 Lollipop was designed especially to enhance battery life on Android devices, some users have experienced the opposite. Another HTC One M8 user posted about the battery drain issue he experienced after the update.
Since these issues are not commonly found on other Android devices, it may be the case that HTC’s latest Sense UI is not working well with One M8. Hopefully, these issue will be resolved in the next iteration.
These issues and feedback from M8’s users will help HTC in getting their software right before One M9 gets in to customers’ hands. HTC One M9 is set to release in US on April 10, as announced by the Taiwanese company itself. The phone will also come with latest version of Android running underneath HTC Sense UI.
We hope that it would not have all these issues, as the phone looks to compete with the likes of Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6, which is set to release in April too.