S3 4.4.2 Update Issue - Music Player Broken
The other day I performed the prompted over the air update to 4.4.2 for my S3, and was able to get most things working normally, after figuring a few changes out. I seem to have one showstopper issue remaining (I hope just this one).
I regularly listen to a wide variety of off-line podcasts, audio news, ebooks, etc. and the audio player now functions very erratically, if at all, following the update. The device freezes up / lags in responding to screen input / controls, restarts tracks unpredicatbly, skips foward or back to to new tracks unpredictably, or won't play at all (the normal case). It simply is unusable. As I rely on this heavily, I tried looking for an alternative player application. I installed BeyondPod, but it appears to display similar issues, so I assume this is not a bug in either app, but in some common library, driver, decoder, API, or something else that is part of the updated platform.
I did some browsing in other android forums and many people seem to report a range of issues post update, a few noting the music player doesn't work.
Does anyone else have this experience? I can't imagine my situation is in any way unique.
What are my options to resolve this? If this takes any lenth of time to resolve (i.e. more than a day or two) I would like to reverse my update somehow, as this is basic device functionality for me that I regularly and heavily use.
I trust posts to this forum are sufficient to have this issue treated as an 'open case' that AT&T will help me resolve, and that I'm not further required to call AT&T support / customer service about this.
Any help or advice is appreciated.