Jan
09
2011

Android Text Message Bugs Fixed by Google

For over six months now, sporadic complaints and reports of text messages going astray have been appearing on the Google Android Forums. Understandably, there are situations where text messages being sent to the wrong recipient could prove to be rather embarrassing. Google engineers have now come up with a fix for this problem, which has been reported by many an Android user.

The Android logo passing on a messageAt first, the bugs were played down as it was not seen as a ‘persistent problem’. After months of forum posts, the issue was finally elevated to ‘high priority’ a few days ago, prompting an investigation into the cause of the problem. After said investigation had been held, engineers managed to replicate and fix the bugs. The reply said “It took us some time to reproduce this issue, as it appears that it’s only occurring very rarely. Even so, we’ve now managed to both reproduce it and develop a fix that we will deploy.”

The forum reply from Google ended with “While we don’t anticipate any persistent problems, we’ll continue to investigate in case we come up with additional ways to trigger these bugs. Thanks again for helping us improve Android”.

Fixes and patches will be rolled out where necessary. The small number of problems discovered all appear to have come from Google Android users in the US, with no known problems from the UK.

Have you noticed any text messages go astray? We welcome your comments!

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