Android Lollipop 5.1 Memory Leak Issue Has Been Fixed

Android Lollipop 5.0 was reported to be full of sever bugs, but one of the bigger problems seen with the latest versions of Android software over these last few months, was the issue people were having with leaking memory. Normally Android's memory woes are few and far between, but it seems one of the bugs that plagued Android 5.0 Lollipop is still haunting some users who recently updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop.

With the memory leak affecting more than a handful of users who had updated to Lollipop, people were seeing more constant app crashes and problems with re-launching apps because the memory would fill up but wouldn't automatically clear out.

Android Lollipop 5.1 Memory Leak Issue Has Been Fixed

One of the users wrote on the issue tracker, "I woke up this morning and noticed that Gmail was laggy. I checked the RAM and it reported 800MB used. I cleared all open apps and it still the same. Restart [fixed] it of course. This was the only fix that I was looking forward to in the 5.1 update. So disappointed."

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Google in no time acknowledged the memory leak issue in Android 5.1 Lollipop, and a project member said, "This has been fixed internally. We do not currently have a timeline for public release." The memory leak issue in Android 5.0 Lollipop was first reported back in November last year and a Google project member in December marked the issue for 'Future Release' that seemingly confirmed that the company was unable to roll out a fix for this particular bug even with the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update.

While this is likely not what users were wanting to find in moving from a software version that already had problems with leaky memory, the good news is that Google seems to have internally fixed the issue.

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