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

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.

source: Google via AndroidCentral

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11 Comments

1. LoneShaolin

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 14, 2012

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

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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.

6. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

3. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

No GMail for you!

4. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 219; Member since: Oct 20, 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

5. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 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

7. yt6nin

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 16, 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...

8. skymitch89

Posts: 1451; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

9. ibap

Posts: 865; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

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

10. Sparhawk

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 10, 2012

Does anyone know the version number of the affected app?

11. CEHLS10

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

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

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