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Oh Lollipop, you are so buggy, sort it out +Android team

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Oh Lollipop, you are so buggy, sort it out +Android team

So this happened to my phone yesterday... you can see the icons and widgets on the launcher has gone transparent. Even the Google Now window to the left also went transparent. Think it is the Google Launcher causing the problem.

Also had the App Icons on the dock completely disappeared. Only a reboot of the device would sort it out both problems

Also as reported by many users, the device gets extremely slow. Again only a reboot sorts it out.

There is definitely a memory leak somewhere on the device and I suspect the kernel is not optimised... The sooner the kernel gets to the main branch of the Linux Kernel the better!!!

Also Lollipop has broken or disable features.

Lollipop - Unable to restart music via headphone remote button
https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=80765&q=lollipop&colspec=ID%20Type%20Status%20Owner%20Summary%20Stars&start=100

Lollipop breaks data toggle on Widgets
https://code.google.com/p/andro…

When you have been debugging for two hours and you realised you forgot to add a Service to the AndroidManifest...

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When you have been debugging for two hours and you realised you forgot to add a Service to the AndroidManifest..... #AndroidProgramming 



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Lollipop has broken toggle data via a widget

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Lollipop has broken toggle data via a widget

Looks like the new Lollipop update has broken the ability for an app to toggle data on and off. It looks like the app needs to be installed on the system partition, which is not something I am going to do as I do not want to root... :(

Fix this Google!!!!



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No wonder it smells so good :)

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No wonder it smells so good :)





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Thanks +E John Feig for this video on Android Wear data syncing

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Thanks +E John Feig for this video on Android Wear data syncing

I haven't got much time as I don't develop as part of my job and I am building a wear app where I need to start sending data from wear to the phone. This video gives a good overview of what needs to be implement.

I use an SQLite Database on my mobile app, and I need a similar structure on the wear device so I can keep track of a certain activity. I was always thinking if I insert or update things to the wear DB how I would keep that in sync and transfer the data back to the Mobile app.

But listening to this video I think I can get away from having a SQLite Database on wear and send a DataItem with what I need to the phone and use the DataMap.putDataMap(String key, DataMap value) method to define all the key value pairs needed to update/insert the data on the mobile phone.

Also I need to think how often I need to send data, maybe I will put an Alarm to ping every 30 minutes or something as it is not important to keep s…