Android 4.3 Bug Fixed, But Others Remain
Google said that it was investigating a fix for one major Android 4.3 bug that was plaguing Nexus owners and it now appears that that issue has been taken care of thanks to a Netflix app update.
Shortly after the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update rolled out, Nexus 4 owners almost immediately started to complain about issues with the Netflix application, namely that it wasn’t working properly. Google immediately came out and stated that it was looking into the issue but offered no time table on a fix for Netflix owners on Android 4.3.
Today, the fix for the issue has arrived in the form of a Netflix update that contains “fixes and optimization for devices running Android 4.3.” The update also says that “on the new Nexus 7 HD, this version requires all Android 4.3 system updates to be installed.”
Obviously, this is a big fix for Nexus owners who use Netflix on their mobile devices and it’s one that Google handled relatively quickly. Problem is, the Netflix bug was only one of the many issues that has been plaguing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean users since it was released at the end of July.
In addition to the Netflix bug, we’ve been hearing about a number of different problems with Android 4.3, problems that Google has not promised to take a look at. Maybe the most prominent of the bunch are the battery life complaints that we’ve been receiving from old Nexus 7 owners in particular. Several Nexus 7 2012 owners have complained that their device drains abnormally, even when it Airplane Mode.
We’ve also heard complaints from Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus owners in regards to battery life. This is something that typically happens after all major Android updates so it’s hard to say if it’s a Google issue or a user one.
Users have also complained about broken Bluetooth keyboard support, something that we recently confirmed on a ZAGG Bluetooth keyboard. We’re also seeing Nexus 4 owners complaining about hang ups on the boot screen, broken Gallery applications, and overall sluggishness in the user interface. It appears that some owners are experiencing broken applications as well with MLB at Bat one that has been singled out.
One Nexus 7 owner told us that his auto rotation is now broken in Android 4.3 though we haven’t been able to replicate the issue. Others have told us that their slow charging issues with the old Nexus 7 remain.
So while one Android 4.3 bug may have been fixed, there are still quite a bit of bugs on the Android 4.3 bug list and that list seems to be growing by the day.