Google Promises Fix For 2.5 Year-Old Android Bug
Affected users will have to wait until the next major Android version.
Although it's only affected a small percentage of users, Google has promised to deliver a fix for an Android bug that is two and a half years old.
During the April of 2010, an Android bug was discovered that wouldn't allow a device to resolve a hostname to the correct IP address situated on a local domain. While Google initially didn't receive a considerable amount of complaints pertaining to the bug in question, the original filing on Google's Android issue page attracted increased attention as more and more users started to experience the problem.
The search engine giant has, however, finally promised a fix for the bug. That said, those still experiencing the bug will be disappointed to know that the fix won't be released until the next major version of Android arrives.
"The fix for this has gone in thanks to Kevin Tang. It will be available in the next major release," said a Google employee responding to the thread. "Guys, it was a matter of prioritization and resources. We don't have people to put on every requested feature and we certainly were not idle during this time," the employee said on the long wait. "I apologize it took so long. I can't say what the next version will be (neither know it nor can discuss it) but it will be after 4.2, which has already gone out."