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Google fixes Android Lollipop's worst problem

''Huzzah!'' I hear you say, ''Google has fixed the memory leak problem in Android 5.0!'' Well, sort of. The issue has been marked ''fixed internally'' on the Android bug tracker. This means that, yes, Google has fixed the memory leak bug, but the fix hasn't made it into a public release yet.

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The Android 5.0 memory leak problem has been fixed, but you can't have it just yet. / © ANDROIDPIT

Google announced the memory leak fix in the Android issue tracker with the notation that ''we do not currently have a timeline for public release,'' because, you know, only Googlers deserve to have phones that work the way they're meant to.

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With this simple tease Google has given us something to look forward to. / © Google

Nevertheless, you can be sure that a patch for the Android 5.1 update will arrive soon enough and the memory leak solution will be included. A lot of folk running Android 5.1 already are prematurely claiming the memory leak has been minimized, if not fixed, in the builds floating around now. Needless to say, the fix is there and it's coming. Sooner or later, anyway.

Have you suffered from the memory leak in Android 5.0? When do you expect the fix?


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    Yanwyn Mar 20, 2015 Link to comment

    Google with all the resources they have, should be doing better than producing sloppy half baked problem ridden software! Google are Android's worst problem, unfortunately poor Android will be shackled to Google for some time to come.

  • Mark S. Mar 17, 2015 Link to comment

    That IS great, but there's supposedly a new memory leak in 5.1. Hopefully this one doesn't take 4 months to fix.

    www (dot) androidauthority(dot) com/android-5-1-memory-leak-fix-594624/

  • Bojan M. Mar 16, 2015 Link to comment

    Wow! Took them long enough! In this age, it is total disgrace to actually have any memory leaks in any software, let alone the official build of new major version of android. Google is a joke.

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