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  1. imaginegrl

    imaginegrl New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a Samsung Moment with Android 1.5 and take full advantage of the Google Calendar sync.

    Today I received a notification on my phone for a calendar event. The description read "Fake event to work around calendar issue."

    I did not add this event to my Google Calendar on the phone. When I got home, I checked my online Google Calendar (before syncing w/my phone) and found no event to this effect.

    Could an Android app I installed have added this event to the calendar on my phone? I haven't given any of the apps access to calendar data.
     

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  2. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member

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    Yes, any app that is allowed to "read calendar data, write calendar data" could have created that calendar entry -- which to me (as a developer) definitely sounds like a work-around left over from debugging! :p Which app it was is probably impossible to tell, though.

    A similar issue was reported recently; you might want to latch onto that one and see what happens to it. Are you also having calendar-syncing problems?

    Are you quite sure you don't have any calendar-accessing apps? If you are, this stupid message comes from the Android OS itself! :eek: If you're really curious, you could download the Android source code and search for that message...

    Also: Welcome to the forum! :D
     
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  3. imaginegrl

    imaginegrl New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for your very helpful response, KlaymenDK. I verified that none of my Android apps have access to the calendar. I'm not having any syncing problems.

    Unfortunately, I don't have Linux or Mac OS X, so I can't look at the source code. Though this gives me a good excuse to create a dual boot on my Windows 7 laptop.

    I had found the report you mentioned. Guess I'll subscribe to the RSS feed on that page and see if anything happens.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't really serious when I suggested you look at the code. :p It would just have confirmed whether or not that's where the message is from, although I must say it really sounds like it is.
     
  5. imaginegrl

    imaginegrl New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hehh, that's funny. I was serious about looking at the code though :).
     

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