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Android 5.1 memory leak already internally fixed by Google

According to the Android Issue Tracker, Google has managed to fix the memory leak in Android 5.1, although a patch release date has not been announced.

Published onMarch 16, 2015

Android 5.1 Lollipop

The Android 5.1 Lollipop update attempted to fix the dreaded memory leak that seems to be plaguing many users running Android 5.0, but the problem doesn’t appear to have completely disappeared from the latest OS version, according to some reports.

While seemingly not as widespread, a number of users have continued to complain about RAM issues after updating to Android 5.1, causing apps and launchers to force close as the operating system consumes more and more memory. Fortunately, Google claims to have fixed the issue, at least internally.

Android 5 1 memory leak fix

According to the issue tracker, the 5.1 memory leak has been fixed internally and has been given the status of “Future Release”, meaning that engineers have managed to get on top of the problem and can patch it. However, there is no indication as to when this fix will be made available to the public. Hopefully, we will see an Android 5.1.1, or similar, update appear in the near future to address the issue.

Have you had any problems with Android Lollipop or is your phone running faster than ever?

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