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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Bug Stops You From Deleting Apps

by Todd Haselton | December 16, 2013December 16, 2013 2:00 pm PST

Wow, this is awful. Apparently the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition smartphone has a bug that won’t let you delete any applications. First, that sounds like a really weird bug and, second, what a terrible thing to have to deal with when you’re paying top dollar for an unlocked developer device.

In the clip above, you can see that the settings menu crashes every time the user tries to access the area where you can opt to uninstall applications. That means that, once you install an app, you won’t be able to delete it. That’s particularly concerning if you’re installing huge applications that eat up the 16GB of storage you get out of the box, though it apparently applies to apps installed on your microSD card, too. Worse, Phone Arena says there’s another bug that prevents you from side-loading applications, which makes the phone almost useless for a developer who might want to try testing an application that isn’t in Google Play yet.

We assume the bug can be fixed with a software patch. If it affects every Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition device, which it sounds like it does, you should definitely wait until it’s fixed before picking one up.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...