Google finally fixes Android text message bug

Google has claimed that it engineers had finally fixed a bug that was causing text messages to go astray.

Since June last year, Users of the Android-based handsets had been complaining that their text messages were being delivered to the wrong recipients.

At first the bug in the Android operating system was played down because it was not a persistent problem. But, afterwards Google engineers managed to replicate and fix it.

Announcing the fix, a representative for the company said on the Google forum, "It took us some time to reproduce the 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."

However, it is still unclear if Android users in the United States only, or European Android users were also in jeopardy.

Google engineers have also been examining a second and entirely unrelated text glitch. This glitch causes opening of a wrong message. In case a user does not notice this problem, they might reply to the wrong person.