The Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition has just been released, and already it seems to have some serious issues on its hands. Upon release, Google apparently left some serious bugs in the firmware the device shipped with, and now people cannot properly use their devices. This isn’t some lockscreen vulnerability that requires three hands and 50 button presses to pull off; it’s far more serious.
The first bug prohibits users from entering security settings. Going into Settings is fine, but tapping Security will result in a force close. This leaves you unable to set a lockscreen pin, among other things. For those working at a place that requires pins on Exchange-enabled phones, this could be a very serious issue.
Another bug is the inability to uninstall apps. For many when attempting to uninstall apps, the device will bug out, often resulting in a forced reboot. Any unneeded or battery draining app will just have to stay on your device indefinitely.
These bugs can be reproduced, though we aren’t sure how widespread they are. However, this being a Google Play edition device, Sony should be quite quick about getting a bug fix update out there. Until then, Z Ultra GPe users will unfortunately have to wait. Did you buy a Sony Z Ultra GPe, and do you experience these bugs? Leave a comment!