I updated this weekend to new firmware 01.04.88.01Hello 2 all! After i flashed the update, in two times the tello had lost connection to the smartphone controller yesterday. It stands still in the air and no reconnect was possible. In both cases i had to wait since the battery was empty and than it landed. Hasn`t there been a failsafe protection before, in case of loosing the connection and the drone lands immedately? Have had ugly feelings in that situation...
Fortunately, no disconnection isue happend to me. If true, I would prefer new behaviour you described, at least you have plenty of time to try a reconnection. Imagine you are flying over water or trees and Tello start an autolanding, that will end into a crash.
By the way, as others, I noticed better control under strong winds at low altitude.