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Android Sending Text Messages To Wrong People?

Mashable is reporting that there is a known bug in the Android software and that a small number of people are sending text messages that are either going to the wrong recipient or to no one at all.

Although we hadn’t heard about it on twitter, comments or in our email box, this problem has reportedly been going on since March 17th when a user posted about it in a Nexus One forum.

“When I have three or four separate text message conversations going, the software gets confused and sends texts to the wrong person some times. You will think that you are typing a response to contact A and then suddenly the contact name at the top switches to contact B.”

Mashable, known for their research, cites a ZDnet poll which has been going on for the last 14 hours or so and so far only 10% of those polled reported any kind of problem with text messaging.  Google is classifying it as a “Priority Medium Bug”.

This seems like an isolated and somewhat small problem but we’re curious have you had this “bug”?

Source: Mashable

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  1. Both my wife and I have had this problem. Did a hard factory reset. Problem continues. Very serious problem. We both have the Droid2.

  2. I’ve had this problem before. Was texting my boyfriend and all was going well until I got a text tweet from twitter. Someone had sent me a message saying “Texting fail”. Upon checking my twitter page I realized it had texted a post to my 400+ followers. This problem needs to be patched, and fast. Been happening for over a week now…

  3. Yes! All the time! I have only had a android for two months and it has only givin me problems

  4. I am definitely having the same problem, and because of this problem I’m actually looking to dump the android until they find a fix.. Not that I send anything incriminating, it’s really just irritating. Some conversations are just best private.

  5. Absolutely it is still a current issue and needs to get a patch asap. It has happened to me a dozen times since purchasing my Evo4G in September. Totally uncool.

  6. it happened to me twice? Is there any fixes to this problem? My text were sent to the previous person that I text to.

  7. Yep! Running on an android Samsung Facinate with 2.1 When the text comes in, it appears to be from someone else and the name will change when I go to reply. Very odd. When will there be a fix?

  8. Just a day ago I sent a text to someone and it even showed up in my messages as sending to that person, but instead of that person receiving it, someone else did…. what’s up with this????

  9. I love the HTC EVO … amazing phone. One of my first SMS was sent to TWITTER instead of the recepient. fortunately, it wasn’t a text that mattered too much, but it freaked me out completely. This is real, unfortunately. Thought it might be isolated, but seems like a gob of people have experienced it and Google isn’t fixing it. Odd, they’re usually ON stuff. JG

  10. I got samsung galaxy s in july 2010 and up to recently thought it was great. However texts have started going to the wrong contact both in instant reply to a recipient or sending a message from scratch. Im really concerned about sending messages now and indeed what i say in them. Is this a software or phone fault?

  11. I don’t text much, but I don’t think this ever happened with me, and I use android for 2 years now. Mainly v1.6 and v2.2. Which version has it been reported for?

  12. Indeed I have… on more than one occasion… and it got me into hot water when the text was sent to a female friend of mine’s Facebook page

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