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November 6, 2014

Nexus Android 5.0 severe battery drain seemingly fixed

android-lollipop-forestOver the last day or so the Android 5.0 developer preview has suffered severe battery drain on the Nexus 5. It’s some of the worst battery drain we’ve seen on a phone, 100% to 3% in just over two hours under the heading “miscellaneous,” while WiFi is enabled.

You can check the log here where “trevor johns” on the Android-Developer-Preview on the Issue 189: miscellaneous in battery stats who said:

“This issue has been fixed in the latest builds, and this issue is now considered resolved. Thanks everyone.”


As it turns out, Google found some major bugs in the developer preview of the Android 5.0 build, particularly one related to Wi-Fi, which drains the battery.

Battery Drain1 Battery Drain2

Although Google has seemingly fixed the bug now, the unofficial release date has been pushed back to November 12, after which you’ll start seeing the rollout on Nexus devices.


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Dave Thornton

Senior Editor

Senior Editor
Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini