The smartphones that many of us now own play an important in our busy life’s and allow us to keep up with everything while on the move. It’s when things sometimes go wrong we realize how much we rely on services, and today we have news of a Gmail problem affecting Android devices with a fix promised.
It is being reported by PC Pro that many Android smartphones have been experiencing issues with the Gmail service that is making it unusable, and is also hanging handsets. Google quickly promised a fix was on route, but the problem is pretty strange as it makes devices flicker like a strobe light.
This problem seems to be only affecting some users and is also only hitting certain accounts, as reports are suggesting that one handset may have the issue, but others work fine. Many users have taken to the Android forums to report the issue that first appears when trying to first sign into the email system.
Users have reported that the handset has to be restarted once the problem has hit, and it seems a variety of different handsets are affected, which suggests the problem is with Google’s servers instead of the operating systems on the handsets themselves.
Google promised a fix was on route and some users have since posted that the problem was now fixed. We tested one of our own Android handsets and had no issues logging into a Gmail account via the installed application.
It also seems the problem was affecting handsets running stock Android and those that have been rooted, and hopefully Google has now fixed the issue. The problem was first reported a few hours ago and it seems Google may have got on top of it pretty quick.
Did you have any problems logging into Gmail on your Android device?