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Gmail app for Android is locking users out of the inbox, fix is coming

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Gmail app for Android is locking users out of the inbox, fix is coming
Google has acknowledged that a bug is creating havoc with its mobile app for Android. On Thursday, Gmail app users complained about a flickering screen that locks them out of the inbox. Android Central spoke with Google about the situation and the company said that they "are in the process of fixing it." The complaints were all basically the same with the user unable to access his inbox. Some complained that the app kept refreshing.

Kudos to Google for being up-to-date with the problem and working on a fix so quickly. There are countless number of Gmail users who rely on the service every day and for many, downtime just cannot be tolerated. Google didn't say when the fix would be made available. Have any of our loyal readers run into this problem with the Gmail app today? What exactly were the problems that you were facing? Let us know by dropping us a comment in the box below.
Beginning this morning, we've received reports of a bug causing some Gmail users on Android to experience screen flickering when they open the app.  We are in the process of fixing it and the issue should be resolved shortly.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

source: Google via AndroidCentral

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posted on 22 Mar 2012, 20:43

1. LoneShaolin (Posts: 307; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)


Not me. I havent been having this issue on my Skyrocket or Atrix 2

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 20:43 1

2. Doakie (Posts: 1240; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Yarg. I nuked my CM7.2 EVO 4G this morning thinking I had screwed something up with the 7.2 update... lol. Coincidence is a bastard sometimes.

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 22:55

6. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


and it's Google... At least they're making an effort on fixing is ASAP, at least and hopefully...

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 21:30

3. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


No GMail for you!

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 21:41

4. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 215; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)


I have been having problems. In my inbox it says I have 11 new mail but when I check in my inbox there is less than 11. This has been happening for the past 5 days. GOOGLE PLEASE FIX

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 22:55

5. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


I had that issue, but it only was for one of my gmail accounts (and I only have two synced to my phone) and it seems to work fine now, its only been a day and there hasn't been an update notification in Google Play yet

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 22:56

7. yt6nin (Posts: 100; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


I don't think I'm having any problems with the Gmail app on my HTC Inspire 4G (stock). Seems to be working properly, and hopefully I won't encounter that problem...

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 01:08

8. skymitch89 (Posts: 1056; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


I haven't had any problems with G-Mail on UK Evo Shift, but one of my friends has had problems with his. He can open the app but when he goes to open an e-mail the app closes then re-opens repeatedly until he hits the home button.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 07:41

9. ibap (Posts: 693; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Sprint HTC EVO 3D seems to be fine, and I've used the app more than usual in the last several days.

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 13:47

10. Sparhawk (Posts: 75; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


Does anyone know the version number of the affected app?

posted on 23 Mar 2012, 14:49

11. CEHLS10 (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


No problem here; HTC Thunderbolt running 2.3.4 and Gmail App 2.3.5.2

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