Motorola warns of DST bug on their devices running Android 2.3

It feels like every time daylight savings time kicks in, it seems to screw up some some form of technology. This time, Motorola is warning users on Android 2.3 that they may experience decreased battery life after the time change but a simple restart should fix the issues.

Motorola posted this message on their Twitter feed and does not give any more information about how dramatic the decrease in battery life will be. Fortunately, the issue is easily resolved and can be done with a simple reset.

If you do have a Motorola device running Android 2.3, it's probably best to go ahead and restart the device first thing in the morning to avoid any such issues. Last few times around Apple has had their own DST issues and one would hope that they have finally gotten on the ball and finally fixed the bug.

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I've not had a problem on my G2, but it's an HTC. This brings up another question: what the heck happened to Motorola ffs? When I was a kid, Motorola RULED the air, literally. Forget Verizon, anything that was radio-related and needed to have a high level of reliability and performance - like police radios or air-traffic control, was Motorola. How do you mess up DST with credentials like that? /puzzled

actually google failed to update dst. they added new timezones only to android 4 and dropped current users like second class.

all android users had to manually switch timezones after dst cancellation last week in russia. ms did provided auto update 3 months ago, but google simply doesn't care. hope federal communication supervision service, federal consumer supervision service and federal antimonopol service will fine them for a large amount of money for violating presidential decree.

coth said,
actually google failed to update dst. they added new timezones only to android 4 and dropped current users like second class.

all android users had to manually switch timezones after dst cancellation last week in russia. ms did provided auto update 3 months ago, but google simply doesn't care. hope federal communication supervision service, federal consumer supervision service and federal antimonopol service will fine them for a large amount of money for violating presidential decree.

nope Google updated their dst your phone manufacturer didn't
but the same can be said for iOS 3 WM6 etc... and I'm sure your micro-wave too...

coth said,
actually google failed to update dst. they added new timezones only to android 4 and dropped current users like second class.

all android users had to manually switch timezones after dst cancellation last week in russia. ms did provided auto update 3 months ago, but google simply doesn't care. hope federal communication supervision service, federal consumer supervision service and federal antimonopol service will fine them for a large amount of money for violating presidential decree.

That's pretty heavy handed for a timezone bug. Sounds like Soviet Russia, where Time Zone changes YOU!

NesTle said,
nope Google updated their dst your phone manufacturer didn't
but the same can be said for iOS 3 WM6 etc... and I'm sure your micro-wave too...

sure google sent updates to manufacturers? sdk and cm nightlies still have old timezones.

I've seen no issues with Motorola phones changing DST, neither have my customers.
I guess this was/is a very rare issue.

Trueblue711 said,
Motorola also needs to warn that users may experience tons of bugs from merely powering on their phones with Blur on it.

Harsh, but true!!

Although everything I've seen of the Motorola Applications Platform it seems to be much better.

Well, for some reason, the calendar on my phone (a G2 running CyanogenMod 7.1) is saying that DST ends at 7:00 PM today according to the lock screen, but it is showing it correctly in the calendar app?? Not really related to the problem in the article, but odd nonetheless.

tsupersonic said,
I don't understand, dumb phones never had a problem with DST. Oh iPhone and Motorola...
The last three dumb phones I had failed to handle daylight savings properly.

virtorio said,
The last three dumb phones I had failed to handle daylight savings properly.

Indeed, not one of the "feature" phones I've had has been able to properly change the clock because of daylight saying or moving in to a new time zone even though the option for it to do so automatically was activated.