Re: Android Lollipop 5.0.1
Unable to fly at the moment, so carried out extensive testing of the new SD beta in simulation mode today.
I experienced no screen timeouts under any circumstances, so that particular glitch seems to have been sorted. However, I experienced frequent exits to the home screen (dropouts), but they do not appear to follow any pattern or sequence of events and appear to be quite random.
Having installed the beta, when I first started SD, I went straight into simulation mode, without planning a route, and even after several screen re-orientations, and changing various navigation options, I did not experience any dropouts, and began to think that the you had cracked it! However, my optimism was short lived. After carrying out some tests with a planned route (more of which later), I returned to simulation mode with no planned route, and on every occasion, SD dropped out immediately after very briefly displaying the chart.
Experimenting with a planned route, dropouts occurred quite randomly. Initially, all went well, and any number of changes of screen orientation did not cause a dropout. The first dropout occurred when I changed the map orientation from 'north up' to 'course up' but I was unable to replicate this. Subsequently, further dropouts occurred, from time to time, but quite randomly, when changing screen orientation. Changing various navigation variables during the 'flight' did not cause any dropouts, other than the first mentioned above (changing from 'north up' to 'course. up').
When re-starting SD after each dropout, it would re-start in planning mode, sometimes with the planned route shown, and sometimes without the route shown, but again, it seemed to be quite random. Occasionally, SD would dropout immediately after re-start, without even momentarily displaying the chart.
I may be barking up the wrong tree here, but it appears that SD is stable until 'something' triggers the first dropout, and thereafter dropouts can occur frequently, but quite randomly.
I've done a lot of reading around the Android forums in the last few days, and it's clear that there are problems with Lollipop, but I'm not sure that Google are doing much about it. Lollipop 5.0.1 is a revision of the original Lollipop and I get the impression that Google think it fixed all problems!
As far as I can tell, all my other apps are working as they should,but problems may surface later. Significantly perhaps, they all downloaded and installed updates as soon as Lollipop launched for the first time.
I don't have the necessary expertise to attempt a roll back to Kit Kat, so I'll stick with SD on my HTC One for the time being and hope that it won't be too long before the problem is sorted. I just hope HTC don't attempt an automatic OTA update to Lollipop as Google did with my Nexus!
I'm not sure that any of this feedback is of any use, because it's obviously Lollipop that's at fault, but I hope that you might be able glean something from it.
Nexus 7 (2013) – Android 6.0.1 & SD 184.108.40.20618
Huawei P30 – Android 10.0.0 & SD 220.127.116.1118
PC – Windows 10 (Home Ed) Version 1909, Build 18363.815 & SD 18.104.22.168