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Android Lollipop Has App Switcher Bug

News by Luke Jones on Wednesday November 19, 2014.

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With Android 5.0 Lollipop rolling out now and set to find its way to millions of devices in the coming weeks and months, there are bound to be some hitches. Every new software has some bugs to iron out and Google's latest is no different. So, while Lollipop has the elegant Material Design, a new slew of features, and improved security, it also has a couple of early teething problems.

Some early adopters of the software on Google's Nexus devices have reported some issues, with many claiming the Silent Mode had been removed. On top of that Jose Alvarez Nunez discovered that while swiping to remove recently used apps in the application switcher has always been a way to remove apps, it no longer appears to be.

Swiping seems to remove the applications, but when the app switcher is opened again the apps have mysteriously returned. Of course, like much of Android 5.0, the app switcher is completely new and comes with different features and design compared to the previous version. So far the bug has been reported on the Moto X and the Nexus 5, so it is safe to assume that this is a platform wide problem.

Hardly a deal breaker though is it? If your particular device is eligible to download Android 5.0 Lollipop I would still advise you to do so as it is easily the best Android experience so far. Sure, there are some kinks that need ironed out, but nothing truly major at the moment, and future updates will squash those bugs anyway.

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