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Android 5.0 features a native Feedback option for Nexus devices

Having trouble with your Nexus? Lamenting some lag on Lollipop? Tell Google about it via the native feedback option available in Android 5.0!
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November 14, 2014
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Once upon a time, Google’s Android OS was not immune to the occasional error/crash/reboot. These days however, things are a bit different as the mobile platform has matured quite a bit and thus become better at seemingly everything. Still, the intrepid programmers at Mountain View are interested in knowing what you think; of Lollipop at least.

Perhaps a way of supplanting the missing feedback option when reporting the constant crashes of old, Android 5.0 now has a feedback option directly on the Settings/About Device screen, assuming you’re using a Nexus that is. To access it, simply do just that: hit the Settings icon, scroll down to About Device, and marvel at the inclusion of a feedback option. Take a look at this screen capture from a Nexus 9

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And upon clicking on said line, the following screen appears; please note that the submission is toggled to Anonymous, however the default option is set to report via your Gmail account:

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It’s actually nice to see Google making this a permanent feature of the OS, for now at least. As the company itself becomes larger and larger, it seems like it’s almost impossible to find the best place to notify their staff of any problems or concerns. Assuming this feedback will go into some kind of database or log, it’s possible that legitimate issues will indeed be seen sooner or later.

At the very least, it’s nice that Google cares enough to include this feature. Still, it remains to be seen how many, if any, of the third party OEMs opt to either include this feature, or perhaps include a similar feature to notify them instead.

Sorry though, no matter how much feedback angry customers might send, it’s doubtful your chances of scoring a Nexus 6 this month will improve.