shkschneider shkschneider - 1 year ago 127
Android Question

Android SystemUI glitches in Lollipop

This bug only occurs on my Nexus 5 and my Nexus 7 running Lollipop.


This bug also occurs in the new Inbox app by Google, when I'm going into Inbox > Settings > Notifications > any item and go back...


  • compileSdkVersion 21

  • buildToolsVersion 21.1.1

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I'm having a
that shows multiple images, once per page (inside a
. When I hit the back button, sometimes the Android's SystemUI have glitches.

Normal view


Glitched view


See how the views repeats themselves, and inside the system itself?

A simple touch event brings back the normal SystemUI views.

What is going on?

Might be similar to:

Answer Source

Setting android:hardwareAccelerated="false" is a kind of extreme solution, as graphical performance is likely to be very bad.

If you can pinpoint the view that is misbehaving and causing this issue, a better fix would be to switch it to software rendering instead, via setLayerType(), e.g.

view.setLayerType(View.LAYER_TYPE_SOFTWARE, null);

Funny thing is, I haven't experienced any rendering glitches with Lollipop so far, but we did see them in KITKAT (as mentioned in this question), and only when WebViews are present on the screen.

I would recommend experimenting with toggling this on different views until the problem is isolated (especially if it's easy to reproduce).

So far, every occurence of this issue has been related to WebViews (or components that use WebView, such as AdMob). According to the AOSP Issue Tracker the problem is fixed in Android 5.0, but it doesn't seem to be the case.

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