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Android Lollipop 5.0.1 found to be hogging RAM, fix incoming

The 5.0.1 update to Android Lollipop seems to be consuming a lot of memory and the Android Open Source Project developers have now acknowledged the issue.

It was reported recently that Google would start seeding the 5.0.1 update to Nexus users, and few manufacturers also decided to skip the initial 5.0 version of Android Lollipop and release the latest one for their devices. However, an issue which has been reported by many users may be a deal breaker and does not have any fix at the moment.

Devices updated to Android 5.0.1 have been reported to consume more than a gigabyte of RAM, randomly forcing many apps to close down or crash. The problem is not limited to any device in particular and is affecting all those running on this latest version of Android. Some of the comments have indicated that the issue has existed since the developer preview and made it to the final release, taking even more memory.

A developer has marked the issue as "FutureRelease" which is believed to be a tag indicating the version when the fix will be included. Without official confirmation though, users will have to bear with the inconvenience or avoid installing the update when it appears for their tablet or smartphone.

Let us know in the comments section if you are facing any unusual occurrences in case you have installed the 5.0.1 update.

Source: Google Code via Slashgear | Image via Google

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