Android 5.0 Lollipop breaks text messaging on some carriers, report Nexus 4, 5 and 6 users
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 19, 2014, 2:32 AM
The issue seems limited to particular carriers, so it might have something to do with the specific equipment or software they are using for relaying text messages back and forth. For now, it affects a pretty diverse group of carriers, spanning from Vodafone Netherlands, through Mobistar Belgium, to India, and virtual operators connected to those networks as well.
Nexus 6. This goes to show that the carriers' interaction with Android 5.0 Lollipop is to blame, though we have no doubt that the brainiacs at Mountain View will find a workaround in no time.The affected owners usually receive an error code 38, and yet there is no issue with actually receiving text messages. A Dutch tech blog has sent an inquiry to Google about the bug, and has received an answer that they are aware, and the text message sending cut is also present on
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posted on Nov 19, 2014, 2:46 AM 1
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Just like you!
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 4:02 AM 4
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Wow this year has been the worst for buggy Android and iOS updates Google and Apple need to step up their QC and testing
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 3:01 AM 7
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iFans need to stop criticizing. If I remember correctly, thousands or people could not use their cellular network and touch I'd when iOS 8 was released. At least its smart for Google to release updates in stages.
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 3:21 AM 5
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Never had bad issue about cellular network in my iPhone 6. Only the Wi-Fi I've notice that slow to connect. And when they released the new update 8.1 everything run smooth and fast.
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 5:27 AM 3
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This is the beauty of android and nexus lines, first to receive the bugs and after being tested and experimented by devoted Nexus users, the others than get the final clean version.
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 3:29 AM 0
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I love Android but this is nothing new, when KK was launched it broke MMS for lot's of people. The thing that kills me is Android always blames the carriers. I'm not a Apple fan but I've never hear them blaming the carrier's.
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 4:22 AM 1
Just had a call with Vodafone since not only messages don't work, you will get billed for international messages as well. They will rectify the bill and after I hung up, I received a text message. Blah blah.. satisfied with the solution? If not, send a message to Vodafone. Lol
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 7:10 AM 0
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Morale of the story: Never be an early adopter.
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 5:52 AM 1
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Yup. Always wait at least 1 month to install software, and 6 months to buy a device. Mistakes are too common in both hardware and software.
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 1:43 PM 0
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My auto brightness is funny since the update last night. It never gets bright anymore.
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 7:32 AM 1
Auto brightness is now called Adaptive brigtness, have you turned this on (under Display settings)? Also auto brightness could go from 0% to 100%. But adaptive brightness is set around a base line. So if you set brightness to 50%, it will go from 40 to 70 (http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/06/26/android-l-feature-spotlight-auto-brightness-is-gone-adaptive-brightness-takes-its-place/)
posted on Nov 19, 2014, 7:38 AM 0
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