Google’s latest Android version, the Android 5.0 Lollipop, seems to have been hit by another bug that is giving problems to some users in hooking up to a corporate network. The bug so far doesn’t seem to be affecting non-Nexus devices.
Notably, a Wi-Fi bug was already reported earlier this month by users where Nexus devices were failing to connect to Wi-Fi networks. However, the current issue seems to be affecting those users trying to hook up to a Wi-Fi connection at workplaces – specifically via Cisco routers.
Android Police points out, “It sounds like Google might have broken something in the wireless framework in 5.0 because a sizeable number of users are reporting issues with connecting to their corporate networks after the 5.0 update.”
Android 5.0 Lollipop users are reporting the bug on the Android Issue Tracker in a post titled “Trouble connecting to some Wi-Fi networks on Lollipop”. The users claim that the device asks for a password to connect to the Wi-Fi network, but after entering it correctly only ‘Saved’ is displayed and the device does not connect to the network.
“Over the course of a few dozen posts on the AOSP issue tracker, users have narrowed the problem down to Cisco APs (which are quite common in business) running WPA2 with AES encryption,” Android Police adds.
One of the users writes, “I confirm the same problem on Nexus 5 with Lollipop release. My home wifi network with Asus router connection is OK. My work wifi connection does not connect. It stays ‘Saved’.”
A project member on the Android Issue Tracker has now marked the status of the issue as “Future Release” confirming that the search giant is working on an update for Android 5.0 Lollipop to fix the issue.
Within few weeks of Google releasing the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update for its older Nexus devices, multiple bugs have been reported by users.
Earlier, a bug was reported to be affecting some Android 5.0 Lollipop users who were facing a problem with the app switcher. Another report claimed that Android 5.0 Lollipop also removed the very useful ‘silent mode’ from phones. A flashlight bug was also reported to be affecting some Nexus 5 and Nexus 4 users who faced a problem with the new Flashlight toggle in Quick settings.
Prior to this, some Nexus 7 (2013) tablet users reported issues in playing any video on the device after updating to the latest version of Android.