The Google Nexus 6 has received Android 5.0.1 with hopefully some bug fixes to Google's latest installment of dessert named software, Android 5.0 Lollipop. Hopefully this brought some good to the Nexus 6 which if you follow our videos, you know Marco isn't 100% fond of. Battery life issues, apps not working correctly to just name a few.
Check out the video above and see if 5.0.1 brought good news to the Nexus 6!
After 3 months of using the Nexus 6 as my daily driver, a lot of people agreed with me about its battery life and software issues. These things are the ones that deterred the phone down because it’s a great phone on paper, has a lot of flagship specs, and big bold letters but it just didn’t live up to all of its glory.
This video is more to its favor because it’s all about software improvements and how much that’s changed my experience with the brand new Google Nexus 6 with Android 5.0.1 released. Here’s a look at the software improvements and how it affected its hardware:
First things first, nothing’s changed with the aesthetics of the Android 5.0.1. It’s more of a software patch, in terms of fixing all the bugs that were initially on Nexus 6 with Android 5.0 Lollipop. In terms of smoothness and apps not crashing, I really haven’t run into that problem anymore since updating my phone.
And that’s a good thing. No more crashes, apps not working the way they should be, a lot of the third party applications are actually working now and it might be due to the upgrade of their own setting updates to their applications with developers sending out updates. Other than that, all of the Google applications are working perfectly fine right now. I still have a problem with Hangouts crashing whenever I open it, it just doesn’t form up correctly. I’m not sure why. I’ve even restored my phone, completely Factory Reset it. Yet I still have that problem. I’m not sure if anyone else is having that problem. Other than that, it’s exactly the same.
One other minor thing that I’ve seemed to notice after using 5.0.1 is the improved speed in terms of animations. I’m not sure if I’m seeing things because I kind of looked back at my old footage of normal 5.0 and it seems like the animations have been sped up a little just to make it a more pleasing experience in terms of not waiting for the animations to roll out and do their course. It just seems a lot faster with 5.0.1.
One thing I was really pushing for with this update was improved battery life and endurance with the Nexus 6 because in my past review, I really didn’t like it. I didn’t get anything over four hours of on-screen time and obviously I should have because it’s a huge battery. I know it’s a QuadHD display but that’s not really an excuse because the Galaxy Note 4 has a huge battery and display with so many pixels, yet it does fine in terms of battery life while the Nexus 6 does not.
Now with 5.0.1, I honestly haven’t seen a giant difference. I might have been able to get about four hours of on-screen time at maximum with my phone on auto-brightness, which means it’s usually dimmed because I’m always inside. And it’s just not very good. I don’t know why. They just need to improve it somehow. The battery size itself is huge. I just don’t see why the battery life really sucks.
Living with the update has been exactly the same as living with Android 5.0 Lollipop when it first came out with the Nexus 6. I can’t really complain about the experience since it’s just really good. The biggest complaint that still exists is its battery life. But other than that, it’s pretty good.
So this is kind of an update video since I’m almost done with this challenge because I still have one or two things to mention in a video. Make sure to leave some comments below so we can start a discussion.