This Android 6.0 bug might make you late for your next appointment

13 December, 2015
It seems like only yesterday we were frantically waiting for Lollipop updates to roll in from various OEM's and the fact is that the process is still far from over. Android 5.x adoption rating might still be lingering in the 15% ball park, but Google has no intention of waiting and the new Marshmallow craze is already in full steam.

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  • Eske Rahn

DarkReed, 14 Dec 2015I use my LG E450F (L5x) in landscape mode. There's an option for... moreYeah, thanks. Abhijitbiswas told me that it has been fixed below. :)

  • DarkReed

Eske Rahn, 13 Dec 2015...Another crazy one that has been on several OS-variants is rev... moreI use my LG E450F (L5x) in landscape mode. There's an option for this on the menu. Look thoroughly.

  • Eske Rahn

AnonD-145045, 14 Dec 2015Well i use moto X play, so it runs stock android... I have an op... moreThanks!
Great to hear that Google fixed it. :)
...And a reason less for the Blackberry Priv to have the keyboard sliding the wrong way... ;)

I was stuck on ICS on my ancient Xperia Pro, and was forced to the horrible Ios experience to get a hardware keyboard (case) on a phone sized device. ( See http://eskerahn.dk/wordpress/?p=554 )
Ios still have this 'by design' bug in the desktop, and many apps and menus.

  • LA PWEEDY LEE

we are not here to check spelling nor grammar buh to comment on the problems that we are facing oooooK

  • Al

Nexus 5. Got the update 6.01 couple of days back :)

  • AnonD-362866

Brandon, 13 Dec 2015Please proof read your articles before you post :P I spot 2 mist... morewoh cears? :)

  • Anonymous

That's weird, none of my 4 6.0 devices have this bug. Is there any actual information on this? What devices were they using? Were they rooted? Any custom stuff on it? Yey for professional journalism right?

The only "issue" I've seen is WhatsApp not receiving messages overnight, but I'm pretty sure that's normal according to the settings.

Also, "the Google issue"...yeah, definitely not implying anything here...

  • AnonD-9000

LOL!!!!!

  • AnonD-145045

Eske Rahn, 13 Dec 2015I agree to a large extent. But at the least this one was quickl... moreWell i use moto X play, so it runs stock android... I have an option to use landscape mode under settings....

So i used other brand phones through my friends and found stock android n Sony xperia phones on lollipop n above allow you to change orientation of screen to landscape....

And ya, i have used the landscape mode earlier... It's legit! Enjoy... Hope it helps... Write back if you need anything more

  • Eske Rahn

AnonD-70006, 13 Dec 2015In reply to landscape, Sony Xperia has it on Lollipop. I've foun... moreWell not praising or bashing and specific brand here, But the crazy thing on the Xperia Pro was that the landscape UI was ONLY available when the slider was open. I never was able to find any plausible explanation for that crazy choice - but it clearly was a deliberate "per design" choice, as the fully functional support for landscape were there...

  • AnonD-464834

i had this Marshmallow feature of time delay on my Gingerbread Dell Venue too. lol :D

  • AnonD-70006

Eske Rahn, 13 Dec 2015I agree to a large extent. But at the least this one was quickl... moreIn reply to landscape, Sony Xperia has it on Lollipop. I've found Sony does all the little things best and their the best at updates.

  • Anonym

Eske Rahn, 13 Dec 2015I agree to a large extent. But at the least this one was quickl... moreThat actually became a "feature" and is by design. If you flash Cyanogenmod you'll have the option to disable that "feature" and have pretty much everything working with landscape (at least everything I've tried). -- I'm pretty sure Xposed must have something like that too.

  • AnonD-147044

I was always wondering why my android clock was like 2 minutes behind, now i know! it's a bug

No such problem here!

  • Eske Rahn

Eske Rahn, 13 Dec 2015I agree to a large extent. But at the least this one was quickl... more...Another crazy one that has been on several OS-variants is reverse phone-book look-up only looking at the last five digits.

I have actually TWICE over the years had two friends where that was an issue. So not that uncommon.

Once on an early Motorola Startac (actually they where equal on EIGHT digits except the country-code), and currently on Ip6- I got two equal on the last five digits, causing confusion receiving messages, luckily one does seldom text - though it is his name displayed on messages from the other...

  • Eske Rahn

Akinaro, 13 Dec 2015Google company with loooots of money and resources. With every ... moreI agree to a large extent.
But at the least this one was quickly addressed.

But yet, it IS amazing and really annoying that what seems like completely basic functionally bugs/design flaws are not detected - or worse not fixed for years.

One that exists for both Android and Ios (not to bang one or the other), and has been there for ages, is the poor/lacking basic landscape support. But the crazy thing that it is per design!! On the ancient Xperia Pro the desktop IS supported in Landscape when the slider is open (only), so the function is there, but deliberately disabled by some crazy design decision. It make no sense what so ever that they should want to 'force' me to hold my phone in a certain direction - a crazy variant of "You're holding it wrong".

Messaging to more than one person has different strange bugs in different OS-variants, despite those were fixed on early Nokias back in the last millennium...

  • Brandon

Please proof read your articles before you post :P I spot 2 mistakes in grammar.

there's a bug with the do not disturb feature when you turn it on it can't be turned off only way to get it off you need to do a factory reset was ok on the 6.0 now 6.0.1 that bug came
6.0.1 on 6P

  • Anonym

Akinaro, 13 Dec 2015Google company with loooots of money and resources. With every ... moreGoogle, Microsoft and Apple need to be just as quick because they are fighting each other fiercely every inch of the market!

Google needs volume, Apple tries to steal the flagship Android market whilst trying to keep their own costumers and Microsoft essentially grasps at every straw to survive in the mobile arena.

Even in the desktop world Microsoft needs to be quick, given how Apple is gaining traction in the professional world. The Windows 10 privacy concerns aren't helping there, though it's not likely that (in the consumer market) Microsoft will be challenged any time soon.