Experiencing bugs with Android 4.3? You are not alone, here’s a list of some issues

Experiencing bugs with Android 4.3?  You are not alone, here’s a list of some issues
We have already shared the news about issues some users are having with Android 4.3 and the Netflix application. The problem seems to be with a device’s inability to “wake up” if it goes to sleep with the app open.

We are not sure how widespread the problem is or if it affects specific Nexus devices. We encountered no problems using Netflix on one of our new Nexus 7 units in conjunction with Chromecast. Though, we do not recall specifically if we left the Netflix app open when the tablet went to sleep either.

That said, a number of other issues seem to be creeping into view with Android 4.3 as well. We are reading sporadic complaints about slow user experiences on the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. However, with Android 4.3 there is now support for “fstrim” which is supposed to fix sluggishness in first generation Nexus 7 tablets. There have also been some reports of Nexus 4 devices getting hung-up on the boot screen, but again, this does not seem to be affecting every device out there.

Now, it is looking like Android 4.3 may have compatibility issues with some Bluetooth keyboards. Keyboards like ZAGGkeys FLEX, Spider, and Kensington will pair, but typing actions do not register on the Nexus devices.

Google and Netflix have acknowledged the problem they are having and working on a fix. These other issues are still awaiting a response, though the bugs have been noted in the Android Open Source Project Issue Tracker.

Since Android 4.3 updates were rolled out in phases, it is possible you have not updated your Nexus gear yet. If you use third-party Bluetooth keyboards or like to watch Netflix a lot, you might want to hold off on your update until things are on track for a fix.

If you have already upgraded, are you experiencing these issues or something as yet not widely reported?

sources: Gotta Be Mobile and Android Police

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74 Comments

1. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1251; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Running 4.3 on my N4 and its working flawlessly.

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

There's more people running it than just you dude.

6. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Use your brain, he is just telling that his phone is ok after update

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Hey, no need to attack jedii for stating something that's true.

33. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Hey, no need to attack marbovo for stating something that's true.

35. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Too bad I wasn't attacking him. Go away.

52. Blake

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Hey, no need to attack aditya.k for stating something that's true.Too bad you were attacking him.

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Smurf, I guess he couldn't see that I wasn't attacking Joshing. I was merely stating, it's early for the rollout. Any new launch is gonna have issues, that's why they have updates, and patches. +1 bro

9. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

You got owned haha

41. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1251; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

At the end of the article it says to state if you are experiencing these issues. I stated that I was not having issues. Sorry if I upset you. I hope you have a super wonderful day.

64. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The thing is jedi is that your comment added no value to this article, and we all know that you always tell us you own both devices. Somehow, I really do not believe that, however, compared to my and taco, you are mostly not all that bad of a poster.

26. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Ditto. Haven't really noticed anything drastically different at this point, good or bad. Waiting for my Chromecast, will have to see how Netflix performs after that.

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

if u guys have bug, then call ORKIN pest control now, kill bug in minute. Or go to store and buy bug spray

38. lifebeyondearth

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Can u get anymore lame?

39. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

And that's why humanity has no sense of humor these days, they can't even smile on a joke and calling people lame. Come on dude, smile more!

53. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Well said dude. I know u r right

57. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It wasn't funny at all...

59. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

55. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Yeah dude, in contrast my butter is gone. Guess back to project lard with 4.3

66. neoprimal

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 03, 2013

Do you have a way to test Wifi 5Ghz J? My N4 works fine as well (I haven't chanced using Netflix yet), however I definitely have a problem with Wifi 5Ghz where I barely get 5Mbps on a 50Mbps connection. If I switch to 2.4Ghz, i get the regular speed and connection. The signal is very strong, there's just little to no throughput. I can barely download apps, etc. Let me know if you can please and thanks.

3. gustavo4

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

My nexus 4 took about a week to get the update....after I finally got it when the phone went to install the update ..the screen said error...and it got stuck on the boot up page....called google and apparently they weren't aware of the problem,so I had to wait for their specialist to figure out what happened...at least in getting a new one (not refurbished!) I never had any problem with my N4

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Nice.

7. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

are you from USA?

65. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

You've modified the system files in some way. Same thing happened to me, I uninstalled Busybox, my AdAway hosts files, and restored my original soft keys and my Nexus 7 updated normally.

4. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Mine runs well, the only glitch I've found is at start up it still shows the Nexus color X instead of the 4 circles.

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

My N7 still displays the X too. I don't mind it though.

15. MirOsamahAli

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Why? What is it supposed to display after the update? :S

25. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Android 4.3 is meant to display a X made up of circles instead of line's and animate like the lines with color and movement. Make no difference now to me but I was a little disappointed the first time it wasn't there.

32. cretinick

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I think the new boot animation is only for the Google Edition Phones (S4 and One) which are not Nexus. The X is exclusive for Nexus devices. That's why they created a diferent boot animation. Thats my guess. Mine continues with the old animation.

40. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You mean like the animation of the Google Play Edition Galaxy S4 and One? Those are special animations for Play Edition devices, Nexus devices will still have the traditional X.

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