At least my battery doesn’t drain away before my eyes since upgrading. But you can’t see that because your eyes are burning with the ugly images.
You have to drag the settings down twice or use two fingers to get the fuller setting dropdown. Touching wifi doesn’t take you to the wifi screen but turns it off, same with Bluetooth. When you visit Bluetooth window now the device automatically does a Bluetooth Inquire for devices whether I wanted it instead of when I press the “go find new devices”. Likewise I’m now discoverable when that window is open.
Brightness slider does not show I’m in auto brightness but actual level. If I touch it to change level it does and turns off auto brightness. To turn that back on you need to goto settings, display and turn it on.
Recent apps windows now does some silly animation. Just as well the device seems much faster because all the speed up is wasted on bloody animations. 30 years back I was impressed by animations, now JUST OPEN THE DAMN WINDOW AS FAST AS YOU CAN! That’s why I bought something with a fast CPU/GPU, not for it to be as slow as 10 years ago because the window is dancing about and blending from one image to the other. Why doesn’t recent apps fill the whole screen with recent apps icons or shrunk screens instead of making me waste what’s left of my life scrolling through like it’s a Rolodex.
The default keyboard loses the outline of the keys. If you have a bit of diabetic nerve damage your not too sure if you are touching the screen or not with your finger tips and if you have fat fingers like me, having a box to aim for is a damn good idea. (OK I found the keyboard themes and got the old layout back).
Most of the apps like calculator look like they have come from an old copy of Windows 2 running on an EGA monitor, it’s pig ugly, But so is iOS8 so Apple can sue Google for making Lollipop copy their uglyness.
I’d love to meet the UI team and introduce them to my friend the clue-hammer!