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New Android Lollipop update is blocking text messages on some handsets

New Android Lollipop update is blocking text messages on some handsets
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The new Lollipop update is shaping up to be a significant upgrade for Android users. It's got tons of new features like a battery saver, better encryption and even a more intuitive design. But, like many smartphone updates before it - iOS 8, anyone? - Android's latest rollout hasn't gone down without a glitch. Some users are complaining that Lollipop isn't allowing them to send text messages.

Lollipop hasn't rolled out for all Android gadgets yet. But, Google did recently start pushing it out to Nexus phones. That's where the problem begins.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update recently started rolling out to the Google Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 devices all around the globe, but some owners are complaining via the Android Issue Tracker on a pretty unpleasant bug, preventing them to send text messages.

The problem is also occurring on Nexus 6 phones.

So, should you be worried about updating your phone? Probably not. Right now, it appears that the problem is only linked with specific carriers in the Netherlands, Belgium and India. There seems to be a hiccup when those carriers' networks try to work with Lollipop.

Google is already on the case and looking for a solution. Stay tuned and I'll keep you updated when Google finds a solution or if the glitch appears in other phones, networks or countries.

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Source: PhoneArena
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