Why Android Lollipop Sucks – Top Annoying Lollipop Features

Here are some annoying things about Android 5.0 Lollipop that makes you wonder to update your phone or not into it. Android Lollipop 5.0 comes with many changes comparing with the previous version Android 4.4 KitKat. The biggest change is the user interface. Google presented a new look with Android Lollipop. Called as Material Design the new look is pretty nice but its lightness doesn’t sound as good.

Since we have seen mostly darkest theme for Android, the lollipop look is sometimes not beautiful and you can feel uncomfortable with it. Comparing with Android 4.4 KitKat Lollipop is so different when it comes to look so it’s depending on your choice what you want to install. The design is the biggest change of Lollipop. Below is a list with some Lollipop changes that may annoy you.

android lollipop annoying things

  • In Android Lollipop Long pressing the Power Button only shows “Switch Off” while in Android 4.4 KitKat you can enable/disable flight mode and also enable/disable Silent Mode and Vibration. In Lollipop to perform this actions you have to use a Volume Slider and then press the screen at least several times.
  • Recent apps button often shows bad previews – visually distorted.
  • You can’t hide the panel which change the priority mode. It will hide on its own after a while.
  • The Lock screen doesn’t automatically show an unlock widget, so again an extra swipe just to unlock the phone.
  • There is too much white everywhere and the whole palette feels inconsistent among different Google apps.


  • Quick settings which you pull from the top its a disaster. It totally suck. In Android 4.4 long pressing WiFi icon called a WiFi networks dialog. In Lollipop you have to go to settings and find that.
  • To remove all notifications you have to scroll them all down. In Android 4.4 KitKat there is always a “Mark All Read” button at the top.
  • Quick Setting occupy 100% of the screen and they are ridiculously sparse.
  • There is no way to configure the keyboard click sound or its volume. In 4.4 KitKat you can hear the keyboard sound while in 5.0 Lollipop it is mute.
  • Backup Settings have been modified and they don’t allow to specify backup.
  • There is no Gallery app and the photos app is an abomination. The Gallery app from 4.4 hardly works.

To be realistic these are some of the features of Lollipop the we don’t like. Unfortunately we couldn’t find any feature that really worth. If you have any suggestion feel free to tell us in the comment section below.

One comment

  1. Hello
    I can see that the people(kids) involved in the design of 5.0.2 interface need to
    be turned over my knee.
    First, when I saw that white keyboard I ewas socked. I turned on the dark theme and it is just as bad.
    Second, although the larger log in is OK, if you are using a password, it, overall is not great.
    As mentioned the single pull down is definitely one of the worst parts of gthe design, also the oversized running apps windows are definitely sad.
    I will try to root the device and move back to KitKat until google grows up.


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