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Lollipop's dreaded memory leak is fixed for some. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Lollipop’s dreaded memory leak is fixed for some. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Lollipop’s memory leak has been plaguing Nexus users since Android 5.0 was released late last year, and despite several updates since then, Google has failed to fix it. Fortunately, third-party developers have stepped in with a patch.

The tweak is intended for devices running AOSP ROMs based on Android 5.0 and up, and it’s available on rooted devices running the Xposed framework.

Lollipop's memory leak just won't go away. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Lollipop’s memory leak just won’t go away. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

The nasty memory leak that has plagued Lollipop since the platform’s debut last fall is still lingering in the latest Android 5.1 release, according to some reports, but Google says it already has a fix for it.

The only problem is, it doesn’t yet know when it will be available to the public.

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OnePlus has rolled out another software update this week, addressing a number of major bugs that were introduced to the One with its last release less than two weeks ago. In addition to fixing the frustrating battery drain problem, it includes a fix for touchscreen problems, a new radio image, and more.

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Can you fix hardware problems with a software update? LG certainly thinks so. The company is currently rolling out a patch for the G Watch that promises to eliminate charging pin corrosion. It comes amid mounting complaints from disgruntled users whose watches have literally been wasting away on their wrists.

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Samsung has confirmed that it’s aware of the unwelcome ‘bug’, which jumped on board the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3, that prevents owners from using third-party S-View covers on their smartphones. According to the South Korean company, the source of the software compatibility issue has now been identified, and a software update incorporating a patch for the error will start rolling out shortly.

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