How Long Does It Take Google to Fix a Bug? 2.5 Years

By Sam Gibbs on at

Normally we're used to bugs being nixed in days, maybe weeks, but not Google, oh no. It's taken Mountain View a whole two-and-a-half years to fix a bug in Android. Yep, two-and-a-half freaking years.

The bug was first spotted way back in April 2010, and prevents Android revolving a hostname on a local domain to its IP address -- yeah, OK, maybe I can see why Google wasn't in that much of a hurry to fix it. Anyway, if you happen to be running a business, or in university or something, now you can resolve away, well, when the next version of Android gets spat out. Google's announced that the bug will be nuked in Key Lime Pie, or whatever the next iteration of Android ends up getting called. Still, 2.5 years to fix a bug, surely Google has enough engineers to get things done a little quicker than that, even if it's not exactly a major, world-ending bug? [Google via Android Police]