Owners of some Android devices, in particular the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Nexus, may have noticed a bug that causes their device to have trouble transitioning between different WiFi access points when access points overlap. XDA Forum member felixchris has put together a hack that addresses one of three possible ways the bug manifests itself. According to felixchris, the three ways that users may experience the bug include: » Read the rest
Google announced it will correct the bug which prohibited the entry of December events into the updated People app in Android 4.2. The good news came via a Google+ post for the official Android account. While no specific date was given we’re hopeful “soon” means sometime before December arrives.
Some people I still think this may have been Google’s attempt to prevent the end of the world by not allowing 12/21/2012 to come. Read the full statement below.
“We discovered a bug in the Android 4.2 update, which makes it impossible to enter December events in optional fields of the People app (this bug did not affect Calendar). Rest assured, this will be fixed soon so that those of you with December birthdays and anniversaries won’t be forgotten by your friends and family.”
Source: Android Google+
The newest iteration of Android, version 4.2 Jelly Bean, seems to think there are just 11 months in a year, effectively leaving out December altogether. No presents? No Santa? What ever shall we do?
The updated People application found in the stock AOSP version of the software doesn’t allow users to select the 12th month of the year, meaning people who have birthdays, anniversaries or any other sort of special event around Christmas time aren’t able to have it recognized.
The issue has been reported to the official bug tracker and has already been acknowledged by Google. We’re expecting an update to Android 4.1.2 soon. Perhaps, before non-existent December rolls around?
ASUS is finally out to appease the scores of Transformer Prime owners… sort of. While it still hasn’t acknowledged the wacky behavior caused by the recent Android 4.0 update for certain owners, ASUS has in fact acknowledged a specific bug affecting another select group of owners. This bug presents itself in the Transformer Prime software which doesn’t allow the OTA update to recognize the tablet’s serial number. You know what that means— no serial number, no dice.
Using an official thread on XDA, ASUS has given a simple recommendation for owners. A simple factory reset or reboot should correct the bug. While these options doesn’t guarantee a solution, they do seem to help in some cases. Moreover, Gary Key of ASUS mentions that they are “very close to finalizing a fix”. Hopefully it’s not too much longer before you Transformer owners get to enjoy that Ice Cream Sandwich goodness.
Last week, an OTA update was issued to early adopters that aimed to fix the volume bug that affected the new Galaxy Nexus. While reports are saying the update did the trick, a video recently surfaced showing the phone experiencing continual volume issues while in bootloader mode with a 900MHz/2G device butted up against it. Don’t be alarmed though, the way in which this guy got the issue to manifest should hardly be a concern. Nobody uses their phone like he demonstrates and it’s likely the issue will be fixed with the updated bootloader code.
[via Android Central]
Recently, Vodafone acknowledged complaints from many Samsung Galaxy S II owners who claim to be experiencing GPS problems ever since the most recent firmware update was issued. Reports are showing that GPS services are now taking extremely too long to lock on to a usable signal and sometimes wont even lock on at all.
Thankfully, Vodafone stepped up to the plate and agreed that the latest Android 2.3.3 update was the culprit and says, “We’re aware that some Vodafone customers are experiencing a slow GPS lock on their device following the recent software update,” and continued with “We’re investigating the cause with Samsung and will provide an update on timings for a fix as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, customers should still able to use location services as normal once their device has locked onto the GPS connection.”
Too bad part of the complaint was that sometimes the phone would not receive a GPS signal at all, no matter how long they waited. I guess at least somebody is aware of the issue and plans are in motion to devise a fix. Here’s hoping it doesn’t take too long, it must be a bummer having such a sweet device that all of the sudden gets crippled by a the carriers official Android update. Sound off in the comments below if you were one of the folks effected by the bug.
[via Vodafone forums]
Some of you Sprint Epic 4G Touch users have been experiencing an annoying bug causing you to loose signal when traveling in between coverage areas. Good news because apparently the issue has not gone unnoticed as Sprint and Samsung claim to have a fix in the works. The problem seems to arise when users are in spotty 3G and 4G coverage areas and has adopted the name “LoS” (Loss of Signal) Bug, and can usually be temporarily fixed by rebooting. As you can imagine, this is not an acceptable fix from a consumers standpoint and thankfully not one that Sprint and Samsung will live with. » Read the rest
So you own a new Galaxy Nexus, but have faulty volume rocker issues? Google certainly has the cure if that’s what ails you. Don’t believe us you say? Here’s Google’s formal address and response of the well-known issue:
“We are aware of the volume issue and have developed a fix. We will update devices as soon as possible.”
So there you have it. What once was thought to be a serious hardware malfunction/error is actually a simple software bug. Here’s hoping that patch is released within the next few days so owners won’t be muted much longer.
[via Android Police]
Uh oh, despite its popularity and overall great reviews, it looks like early adopters of the Galaxy Nexus are experiencing a wide spread problem with the phones volume and volume rocker. There are a couple of threads over in the XDA forums filling up as we speak regarding the issue. It’s not a problem with just a few GN’s, it appears to be more wide spread.
When trying to adjust the phones volume, people are experiencing erratic behavior of the volume dialog window going up and down, and in and out of vibrate. Based on general reports, this is mostly happening when in a 2G coverage area rather than 3G. I know it sounds weird to blame said issue on the phone’s radio but enough coroberating stories have led users to to think this is the cause. Check out the video below to see the problem in action. If you too are experiencing the same issue, hit one of the XDA source links below to get in on the discussion thread.
This is a real bummer for those experiencing the problem and here’s hoping Google finds an easy and timely fix. Maybe this is the time that we here in the states should actually be thankful for Verizon’s delayed launch. Who want’s a brand new buggy Galaxy Nexus?
HTC has provided an official response and states an update will be provided in regards to a recent security vulnerability which could possibly expose user data on devices running Sense UI.
“HTC takes claims related to the security of our products very seriously. In our ongoing investigation into this recent claim, we have concluded that while this HTC software itself does no harm to customers’ data, there is a vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by a malicious third-party application. A third party malware app exploiting this or any other vulnerability would potentially be acting in violation of civil and criminal laws. So far, we have not learned of any customers being affected in this way and would like to prevent it by making sure all customers are aware of this potential vulnerability.”
The company is focused on providing a patch for the issue and hopes to get out it to carrier partners for testing before releasing it to customers. Once all of the bugs are ironed out Sense users should receive an OTA update plugging the security issue for good. HTC states it would be wise to download the update as soon as it’s available for download. And in the meantime, be extremely cautious and cognizant of what third party content you download onto your device.