Google to Release Fixes for Android Smartphone SMS Issues

google-androidGoogle Android smartphone users previously reported technical bugs in the popular mobile operating related to the way SMS messages were being handled by Android.

The bugs caused the operating system to entirely mishandle text messages, some times even sending messages to unintended recipients without the sender knowing at all.

The now critically classified bug likely put many users at risk of sending possibly confidential information to other people in their address book, among other information.

Google has finally dispatched a team of engineers to resolve two important identified issues, including the one when the operating system mistakenly sends messages to unintended people, and another, that displays the wrong SMS message when chosen by a user from the Messages application.

Google recommends users double check opened messages, and that it believes the technical issues, especially the one pertaining to sending messages to wrong recipients, is isolated to few handsets and is rare.

The company says it will release a fix that would be available as an over-the-air automatic download for the Nexus S and Nexus One smartphones.

If you have another Google Android powered smartphone, you will have to wait until your manufacturer releases the patched software update.

Security and other operating system related updates that are issued by Google can simply be downloaded individually, instead of having to download the entire mobile operating system, as is required with Apple iOS mobile devices such as both the iPhone and iPad.

The company did not further elaborate on a more specific release date for the fixes, rather it acknowledged the issue to ensure user confidence.

The issue that was first reported many weeks ago should have been better handled by the company given the potential seriousness of the issue, especially for business users, as Google tries to take away more market share from the enterprise sector that is dominated by the highly secure BlackBerry smartphone from Research In Motion.


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  • denise Lynne

    i have this problem still because i received a replacement phone for one that broke. samsung is clueless on how to fix this. android systems are awful products. they cant even fix it prior to shipping a phone to a customer.

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