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Motorola Gallery app updated.
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I remember you were able to download it from an android news site in January. It was legit and worked. The fact that it took them over 2 months to get it to the play store shows how "fast" Motorola is.
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Two minor gripes (sorry) on my Android 5.0.2 Moto G (2014) running AL 3.2.2

Unable to fetch colours from this wallpaper
I see this a lot. Does the image I select matter? I have one that exhibits this every time.

Scrolling widgets in Quick Page
If I add a scrollable widget such as Google Calendar to the Quick Page, it is very difficult to scroll quickly using my thumb without closing the Quick Page. It's very frustrating: the Quick Page swipe is just too sensitive.
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I keep seeing this error even though it has changed the colours. Restarting AL or the device (Nexus 5) has no effect.
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That's crazy... I've had the problem when using Muzei to change those Wallpapers... 
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The "Where's Android 5?" posts need to stop. Be patient! KitKat was released on 31/10/13 and didn't hit UK Moto Gs until mid-January 2014. No amount of posts in this forum will make it come any faster!
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While I agree that this community, as an unofficial fan/user community, is not the place to look for information on the new update, I also agree with +James Morgan in the believe that Motorola has really shit the bed as far as PR goes regarding this new update.

Considering the anticipation and level of change that Lollipop is bringing to the table - in no small part due to the effort Google put into creating and feeding the hype - it's no surprise that people are eager to receive the update. That's what Google wanted, plain and simple. People are actively seeking out information on a scale that just didn't exist when it came to KitKat, which was a much smaller scale and less hyped update.

Motorola isn't doing themselves any favours by dragging out the same old "We don't provide release dates, but blah blah blah" line they used last time around. Because of their refusal to share any real information regarding the update tech blogs,communities, and even news outlets have resorted to reporting rumour, hearsay, supposition, and outright misinformation as fact. When people put faith in this information and it turns out to be untrue, they become upset and even more impatient for the update.

Motorola could put a lot of people at ease by being more open about the status and location of soak tests (both planned and active), the expected rollout of L to devices for which soak tests are already complete, and actually announcing when an update is released for a particular device - something Motorola themselves have not done once for the 5.0 update, having left reporting this to the same blogs and news outlets that have already falsely reported the same release two weeks beforehand. As it is, however...

"We don't provide release dates, but we're working to roll out Lollipop to all eligible devices globally as quickly as possible."
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At this point I'm pretty much only using Action Launcher 3 for the swipe-down-to-open-notifications shortcut!
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Another day, another three Action Launcher 3 bugs

Unable to fetch colours from this wallpaper
This is new. See screenshot.

Quick launcher stays open when launching an app
It should close. Simple as that.

Single home screen shows a solitary screen count dot
Why?
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I've had that a few times. Still seems to get the colors, though. 
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The Lollipop update for my wife's Moto G 1st Gen is terrible! The performance is bloody awful. Not to mention constant alerts about an updated Google Play Services being required even though the Play Store won't update it, two Google Photo icons, Google Photos stuck in a loop trying to update the photo library, weird delays when playing notification sounds and a WIFi connection that keeps dropping. What a mess. She is furious!!!
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+Blazer Wilson It's not that you need. But it's a big help, since, for example, Kitkat used Dalvik and Lollipop uses ART.
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Quick Page isn't working at all on my Moto G 2nd Edition (which was updated OTA to Lollipop yesterday). If I turn it on, I cannot swipe to display it. If I try and drag a shortcut to it the little square appears, but the page still won't show even when the icon is over it. It's trully odd. And this was a fresh install. I'll try clearing data but now I have Quick Page issues on two different phones. Sob!
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I can reproduce it

Clear data and start afresh (no import).
Turn off Quick Drawer.
Now go back into settings and turn on Quick Page.

It won't appear. Tested on my Moto G and Nexus 5.
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AL3 Quick Page stops working when I remove home screen indicators. I'm on a Nexus 5, running stock 5.0.2, no root. I have a single home screen. If I turn off the home screen indicator then Quick Page no longer works, even after restarting AL3. To get the Quick Page back I have to turn home screen indicators back on AND restart the app. Truly bizarre.
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I just tried this and it worked fine for me :/
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Simple. Nexus 5 + AL3.
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Worth reading if you're still waiting for Lollipop.
 
Two months later, it's still bittersweet.
For all of its positives, Android 5.0 has some pesky defects that need to be addressed.
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How the hell do you release a mobile os with such a ridiculous memory leak is beyond me

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Hello Songza playlists!
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I haven't noticed any issues and I use it a lot...
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Software developer (primarily C++ and Javascript but will turn my hand to anything) originally from Thatcham, Berkshire.  Now living in Calne, Wiltshire with my wife Becky and my two children, Ellie and Alex.
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    Senior Architect, 2014 - present
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