Ever since Google issued the Android 5.0.1 update to its Nexus devices, some users have been noticing memory drain related issues which would take up too much of the RAM space and even completely refresh the home screen on some occasions. There’s an ever growing thread on Google’s official bug tracker, confirming that this is not an isolated incident.
Google has now acknowledged this particular bug and has promised to fix it in a future update, whichever version of Android that might be. Given that Android 5.0.2 update is already rolling out to devices, it is possible that Google will issue a separate patch for this particular bug.
While Android usually takes up to 500MB of RAM space, this bug absorbs close to 1.2GB of the RAM. That’s more than half of the allotted space on devices like the Nexus 9, Nexus 5 and the Nexus 4, which has caused great concern for the users. So if you’ve been plagued by this issue, you should seek comfort in the fact that Google is already working on a fix.