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blackisle
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Registered: ‎04-20-2015
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Message 91 of 192

Re: Yoga 2 series Android 5 experiences and problems

Thought the lock screen behaviour is standard lollipop? Swipe left opens camera. Swipe right unlocks the device. Or does swiping in any direction open the camera?
libergm
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Registered: ‎01-03-2013
Location: USA
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Message 92 of 192

Re: Yoga 2 series Android 5 experiences and problems

So what is the consensus?   Still wait to make the update, far too many bugs/issues need fixing?  I waited due to the last update.  Thoughts?

 

V/R,

Gary

iskillz
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Registered: ‎06-29-2015
Location: United Kingdom
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Message 93 of 192

Re: Yoga 2 series Android 5 experiences and problems

I've not come across any of the issues mentioned on here, but that could be due to the fact that my tablet is only a month to 2 months old, so it didn't have too much crap on it. I'm very happy with the update so far, although I did give in and installed Nova Launcher in the end. The Lollipop Launcher was a bit too ugly for my liking.

giaspa
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Location: spain
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Message 94 of 192

Re: Yoga 2 series Android 5 experiences and problems

Ok, i,'d like to qualify my response to your ? first. You might say a disclaimer with a answer based on my tab use and previous experience.

 

Firstly, I'm a gen 1 KitKat upgrade veteran. The experience of upgrading on the gen 2 to lollipop has been much easier and handled much better by Lenovo. At this stage on the gen 1, we had a 500+ thread going. So well done Amy and the mods.

 

Secondly, I primarily use the tablet for media, TV,  video, music, news apps, newspapers, books, Skype, chrome surfing, downloading, use of a vpn, e-commerce and use shareit quite a lot. 16gb sd card installed. Don't do much gaming or blutoothing, although satisfactory when briefly experienced.

 

Thirdly, I still have a gen 1 with KitKat for comparison and I have a moto g mobile/cell which has had lollipop for sometime.So familiarity is key in any initial impression.

 

Lastly, the gen2 I have is a refurb, wiped by Lenovo and with reinstalled software with little crap on it as per iskillz.

 

Conclusion: Overall the upgrade has been positive. Main gains have been speed and fluidity of the tablet. Negatives have been some glitches using headphone with mic, some lag in the smart switch. 

 

So within the parameters of my usage its been a worthwhile and decent upgrade.

 

Hope this helps.☺

 

 

triplesilk
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Registered: ‎06-27-2015
Location: uk
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Message 95 of 192

Re: Yoga 2 series Android 5 experiences and problems

For what it's worth. the upgrade has been pretty good so far. It's been a week or so (I didn't get the first upgrade so no doubt a few quirks / bugs were ironed out). 

 

I actually perfer the Yoga Kitkat rom as that was well designed, whereas the Lollipop version looks more like stock Android. I miss the quick options where you pull up from the bottom, as you only have the one option now (to pull down from the middle of the top of the screen).

 

No problems though so far and the battery life has been very good. 

blackisle
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Location: United Kingdom
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Message 96 of 192

Re: Yoga Tablet 2 series Android 5 Lollipop experiences and problems

I ended up doing a factory reset after the update which fixed the issues with Google play games/services. A pita but not too drastic. Has been fine since. New lenovo launcher is much improved, may not need to install Nova on it as I had previously.
MaxDim
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Registered: ‎09-09-2011
Location: Bulgaria
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Message 97 of 192

Re: Yoga Tablet 2 series Android 5 Lollipop experiences and problems

For the bold and the brave, there is a way to downgrade from 5.0 to 4.4.2 on xda: Link

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"Have you tried a factory reset?" is the modern version of "Have you tried turning it off and on again?"

Lenovo G550 + Lenovo S930 + Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 - 10"
giaspa
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Location: spain
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Message 98 of 192

Re: Yoga 2 series Android 5 experiences and problems

Other essentials that are satisfactory. Casting, Chromecast, maps and Spotify work well. Battery duration is superb and charging without issue.. So unless you have routed or despoiled the tab, an upgrade should be fine. Launchers according to taste.😀

libergm
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Registered: ‎01-03-2013
Location: USA
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Message 99 of 192

Re: Yoga 2 series Android 5 experiences and problems

Thanks so much for all the responses.  Maybe I will take the leap. 

 

V/R

Gary

libergm
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Location: USA
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Message 100 of 192

Re: Yoga 2 series Android 5 experiences and problems

PS totally agree Amy and team have done a good job working issues.  MUCH better than say ASUS!

 

V/R,

Gary

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