Update On The Android SMS Bug

In a previous post I wrote about a bug in Android that is causing text messages to be sent to the wrong destination. The bug appears to be triggered by receiving text messages that originated from e-mail systems. Companies like Bank of America and T-Mobile that send SMS alerts to large groups of people often do so using e-mail-to-SMS gateways.

Google has been able to reproduce the problem and says they have a fix that they will deploy shortly. Apparently, there is also another problem with the messaging app where users opening a text message don’t see the message they thought they were opening. Google says this issue may be caused by not letting the Messaging app fully load, so users should wait until all elements of the app display. A fix for this problem has also been developed.