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YouTube Music migration from Google Play Music is breaking the YouTube sidebar for some

YouTube Music migration from Google Play Music is breaking the YouTube sidebar for some

Last month, Google began rolling out a transfer tool to help users migrate seamlessly from Google Play Music to YouTube Music. It's a one-click process that syncs your library, recommendations, playlists, likes and dislikes, and more. However, as is often the case with new tech like this, many users are experiencing a glitch, reporting that the migration of their data is causing their YouTube side panel to disappear on both desktop and mobile.

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(Update: Fixed) Google Assistant refuses to answer some users on Android Auto, despite understanding requests

(Update: Fixed) Google Assistant refuses to answer some users on Android Auto, despite understanding requests

Google Assistant and Android Auto didn't play together nicely a while ago when the Assistant muted itself over Bluetooth for some. Another unrelated issue has now surfaced where Google simply doesn't answer voice commands on Android Auto, even though it understands and parses speech perfectly fine.

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Home screen Google search bar not showing history or suggestions for some Pixel users

Home screen Google search bar not showing history or suggestions for some Pixel users

The once-handy home screen Google search bar is acting up on Pixel devices. Many users, including some here at Android Police, are experiencing an annoying glitch that causes the bar to not show search history or suggestions of any kind.

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Fix for glitchy Google Maps visuals in Android Auto rolling out now

Fix for glitchy Google Maps visuals in Android Auto rolling out now

Back in April, users reported to Google that their Android Auto head units were showing weird, glitchy visuals under some circumstances. A fix was promised for sometime in June, but the month came and went with no resolution. Google has acknowledged this, though, and says a fix is rolling out now.

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Some Nexus 6 Owners Are Reporting Total Mobile Data Connection Failures

Some Nexus 6 Owners Are Reporting Total Mobile Data Connection Failures

As the de facto flagship phone for Android (or at least that portion of Android that isn't covered in Samsung logos), the Nexus 6 gets an inordinate amount of attention. That's not always a good thing, especially when the hardware and/or software exhibits major flaws or defects. For example: a considerable number of users are reporting a total failure of their phone's mobile data connection. The problem is occurring on multiple software versions and across different carriers and locations.

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After A New Round Of Touchscreen Issues, OnePlus Promises Another Firmware Fix For The One

After A New Round Of Touchscreen Issues, OnePlus Promises Another Firmware Fix For The One

One of the more persistent and frustrating issues with the OnePlus One has been its touchscreen, which saw a spat of problems and firmware fixes late last year. A software update in November seemed to have fixed the glitches, but in the last few weeks dozens of users on the official OnePlus forums have reported a resurgence of touchscreen issues. Perhaps it has something to do with the new Android updates, perhaps it's because of the rising temperatures as spring hits the northern hemisphere. Whatever the cause, OnePlus One owners are steamed.

You can see a typical example of the problem in the video below, uploaded to YouTube two weeks ago.

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AT&T Galaxy Note 3 4.4.4 OTA Is Rolling Out Again After Bloatware Stalled The Initial Release

AT&T Galaxy Note 3 4.4.4 OTA Is Rolling Out Again After Bloatware Stalled The Initial Release

Raise your hand if you like carrier apps added to your phone. Anyone. Go ahead, don't be shy. Well if you don't, here's a great example of why companies like AT&T should leave the software alone. An over-the-air update to 4.4.4 for the carrier-customized version of the Galaxy Note 3 was sent out on November 28th, then unceremoniously pulled. A previous message on the support page explained why:

Update: The software update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SMN900A) is temporarily on hold, effective November 28, 2014. Samsung is working with AT&T to resolve a reported issue with ATT Address Book synch on the latest Samsung Note 3 operating software update. 

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Glitch Temporarily Kills 50GB Google Drive Offer On AT&T's HTC One M8, Should Return In Mid-May

Glitch Temporarily Kills 50GB Google Drive Offer On AT&T's HTC One M8, Should Return In Mid-May

One of the selling points of HTC's Advantage program is free Google Drive space. Of course, that's not as interesting as the free screen repair or update guarantee, but it's still part of the package. HTC has just posted a message on its Advantage website that alerts customers to a problem with the Google Drive deal. An error of some sort is preventing M8 owners on AT&T from redeeming that 50GB offer.

2014-04-23 11_48_23-HTC Customer Advantage _ HTC United States

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[Bug Watch: Fun Edition] Web Play Store Displays Wrong Category Number For Apps With Over 1 Billion Installs, A Single Bit To Blame

[Bug Watch: Fun Edition] Web Play Store Displays Wrong Category Number For Apps With Over 1 Billion Installs, A Single Bit To Blame

If you're idly cruising the Play Store on the web, checking out the most downloaded apps ever, you might stumble onto a little glitch when an install count crosses 1 billion. That's right, billion... We're talking 9 zeros, folks! Hitting this illustrious mark will result in an install range that reads 1,000,000,000 - 705,032,704. Not only does tradition tell us that the larger number should come second, but that is an exceptionally specific amount.

Screen Shot 2014-02-13 at 3.14.51 AM

The bug is actually the result of an integer overflow. I probably just lost most of the non-programmers out there, but this one is pretty simple. If you know and understand binary, feel free to skip the next paragraph.

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[Worst. Update. Ever.] EA Updates The Simpsons: Tapped Out With Origin Syncing, Deletes Some Players' Entire Towns [Updated x2]

[Worst. Update. Ever.] EA Updates The Simpsons: Tapped Out With Origin Syncing, Deletes Some Players' Entire Towns [Updated x2]

Some of you who've played The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Electronic Arts' Springfield-themed Sim City clone, may have noticed a lack in features when compared with the slightly older iOS version. Namely, it lacked the ability to sync saved games (towns) over Origin, EA's much-derided social gaming platform and store. The latest update to the Android version adds Origin syncing... while leaving at least some players without a town to sync.

TAPPED OUT

While plenty of players were ecstatic at the ability to play Tapped Out across multiple devices and operating systems, at least a few let out a cry of "glavin" at the inexplicable loss, as evidenced by recent reviews in the Play Store and our own tips box.

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