Little things can add a lot of otherwise unnoticed polish to the apps we use and the games we play on a daily basis. Thanks to animations, sound effects, music, and custom graphics, our software tends to feel more responsive and engaging. But sometimes a bug comes along and breaks a part of that experience. Today, we're going to take a look at one of the more user-facing bugs to sneak out with Android 4.3: automatically looping sounds are broken in numerous apps.

The issue comes up when making a simple call to the play() method of the SoundPool class. One of the parameters passed in during the call will set the chosen sound to automatically repeat, either continuously or for a specific number of times.

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