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Support Maximum year in Android Calendar - 2036

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Julie9009, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Julie9009

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    I went to enter a friend's birthday into my Galaxy S using the built in calendar. I entered it as starting on her birthday (in 1973) and set it to repeat yearly. I'm given two options; 50 years or "until" (pick a date). If I select 50 years, it ends in 2022. I hope she lives longer than that!
    If I choose to enter a specific end date, I can't enter a year beyond 2036 - it rolls over back to 1902.

    Similarly, when clicking on "Go to" the maximum year is 2036.

    Interestingly, when entering a new repeating event, it still gives me the option of 50 years, which would bring the last occurrence event way past 2036

    Is this Google's attempt to avoid the 2038 Unix date bug?

    I'm not sure if it's related, but after trying various date combinations, the calendar kept force closing and I had to power off the phone!
     

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  2. snapper.fishes

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    That's an interesting find. but I doubt my phone will still be working then...
     
  3. lobo76

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    isn't the built in calendar the Google calendar? if you do it via the PC, you can repeat infinite time, and the best thing is when you change to another android phone, it will still be there.
     
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    Please elaborate?
     
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    Google is unix based and sincce the phone does'nt have a 64bit proceccor it's hooked on the 32 integer timestamp that does'nt allow to go past if im right (febuary 2038)
     
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