According to a smattering of reports we’ve been hearing, it would seem as though the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition is being plagued by a particularly nasty bug that does not seem to allow the user to uninstall apps. Uninstalling or removing an app from a phone is usually a straightforward and painless process, either by dragging it to the trash in the app drawer, or by loading up Google Play and choosing to uninstall it from there. Unfortunately this bug does not allow the user to do either, as you can see in the video above.
As it stands it would seem as though this bug is only affecting the Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition, meaning that regular Xperia Z Ultra owners should not be affected by this. We’re not sure what might have set off the bug, but we can only assume it is a software issue from installing the stock version of Android onto the device, since Sony’s own take on Android on the regular Xperia Z Ultra does not seem to be affected by the same issue. In any case hopefully Sony/Google will issue a fix for the device ASAP as we can only imagine that this can be incredibly frustrating for some users who might be running low on storage.
In the meantime you can check out the bug in action in the video above, captured courtesy of the folks at Android Central.