|This topic describes known Android device restrictions and limitations with IBM® Notes® Traveler.
For limitations and restrictions that apply to all device clients, refer to Server limitations and restrictions U9
Table 1. Android platform issues
Dates are not formatted according to user's format selection.
The Java™ date formatting API may ignore the Android Date & time settings > Select date format setting. As a result, Android platform applications (such as Calendar) may not respond to changes in this setting. Use the Android Language & keyboard settings > Select language setting to select your language and locale. The selected locale is used within IBM Notes Traveler.
Application icons are incorrect and non-functional. Clicking on one of the incorrect icons displays the error, "The Linked program is no longer installed on your phone".
On some devices, upgrading from a previous beta version of the client can cause the application icons to be incorrect and non functional. This is a known issue with these devices. To resolve the issue, uninstall the previous version of the application, then install its most recent version.
The IBM Notes Traveler application appears in the wrong location under Manage Applications.
In the Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications menu, the IBM Notes Traveler application may be sorted under 'C'. This appears to be temporary. Pressing back and returning to Manage Applications restores the proper sort order.
Sony Tablet P closes the Settings menu when selecting sub elements.
On Sony Tablet P devices, selecting sub elements within the Settings menu will force close the dialog. This is due to an error in the device manufacturer's OS implementation, and can only be fixed by the device manufacturer. This limitation will exist until the manufacturer provides a fix for the issue.
Sony Tablet P dual display problems.
While all functions work, due to the special dual screen layout of the Sony Tablet P, the user experience of IBM Notes Traveler may be less than desirable. User experience problems such as this will remain until Sony fixes the screen layout issue.
Table 2. Install issues
Migrating from 8.5.2.x.
Migrating from 8.5.2.x to 8.5.3 requires an uninstall and reinstall of IBM Notes Traveler, as well as the removal of the standalone IBM Installer application.
If you have Lotus Notes® Traveler 8.5.2.x installed on your Android phone, when you update to 8.5.3, IBM Installer will guide you through the process of uninstalling the 8.5.2.x version, installing the 8.5.3 version, and then removing the IBM Installer application.
After migrating from 184.108.40.206 to 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1, some IBM Notes Traveler icons will disappear on Android 2.2.1 versions.
Application icons can disappear on some devices, or appear with the wrong icon. This is a problem with the device. To correct, you should uninstall and reinstall IBM Notes Traveler on the device.
Table 3. Uninstall issues
After uninstalling IBM Notes Traveler from the device, some unusable data is left on the SDcard.
For Android 2.2, the directory on the SDcard used by IBM Notes Traveler to store data is specified by the Android OS, and is supposed to be deleted by the OS when the application is uninstalled. On some devices, this data may be left on the SDcard after uninstall. The data that remains on the SDcard is encrypted and inaccessible since the key is removed during the uninstallation. As a result, the data can safely be deleted by the user if they need to regain space on the card.
Password policy could be modified after uninstall.
For Android 2.2, the length of the password you are required to set may be affected by enabling and disabling the IBM Notes Traveler device administrator. Some devices may continue to require a long password even after the device administrator is disabled.
Table 4. Mail issues
Soft reset may cause mail syncing and refresh.
Performing a soft reset of the client device may cause mail to sync with the server and refresh.
Limitations with inline images and mail body file size.
The file size limit for inline images depends on the device's available memory. The limit can range from 1MB for older devices to 10MB for newer devices. In addition, mail bodies greater than 1MB will be truncated. If a message body or inline image exceeds these limits, a message in the mail body stating that it has reached its maximum size displays.
Limitations with attachments.
Attachments greater than 10MB will not be synced to the device. In addition, mail message bodies greater than 10MB will be truncated.
|Search mail will not search Sent,Drafts,or outbox||Searching mail will only find entries in the inbox or custom folders.|
Table 5. Calendar issues
Meetings are not ghosted.
A ghosted meeting refers to a meeting that is displayed in the calendar that has not been accepted (the meeting information came from an invitation).
Limitations with attendee responses.
Attendee responses are not displayed (accepted, declined, tentatively accepted, delegated).
Limitations with contact names in calendar events.
No actions can be taken on attendee contact names. In addition, available actions on meetings do not include an option to send comments to the meeting chair.
Limitations with attachments and calendar events.
You cannot add attachments to calendar events, or view attachments in calendar events.
Limitations with searching calendar events.
You cannot search calendar entries.
Privacy information is not displayed.
Information regarding whether an event is public or private is not available.
Event descriptions cannot display rich text.
Event descriptions are currently not sent as HTML formatted strings to the Android client. As a result, event descriptions cannot be displayed in rich text.
Cannot reschedule all instances of a recurring event to a different date.
This feature is unavailable in this release. Use the IBM Notes client to perform this action.
Not all instances of a repeating meeting display.
If the user creates an event from the device, the IBM Notes Traveler server truncates the event to either 10 instances if there is a yearly repeat rule, or 250 instances otherwise.
Calendar entries past the year 2067, on both the device and the server, are not synchronized.
|The following message displays as a mail when a counter to a meeting invitation is received: "This document is a meeting notice and requires the use of an IBM Notes or iNotes client to view the content".||Devices do not support Counter notices. An IBM Notes or iNotes client must be used to process a counter. |
Invites are not sent to personal groups.
Because we do not support the synchronization of groups, calendar invites sent to a personal group (one not defined in the Domino?? server's address book) are not delivered and are not able to be sent.
Table 6. To Do's issues
|Can not assign To Do's from mobile device.||To assign To Do's to another user use the Notes Client or Notes Web Mail (iNotes). Ability to assign To Do's will be reviewed for inclusion in a future release.|
Functions not implemented
Table 7. Functions not implemented
Parent topic: Known limitations and restrictions
This will be considered for a future release.