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Pardon us if the headline is a little sensational, but this is one that we've personally experienced -- and it's not pretty. For at least the last couple versions, Android has been plagued with a couple extremely serious bugs in its text messaging subsystem that can ultimately end up causing you to text the wrong contact -- even contacts that you've never texted before. There appear to be a few failure modes; the one we definitely experience on the Gingerbread-powered Nexus S involves being routed to the wrong thread when you tap it either in the Notifications list or the master thread list in the Messaging application, so if you don't notice, you'll end up firing a message to the wrong person.


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The entire Title did not fit in: Android still has horrible text messaging bugs that'll get you fired, busted, or otherwise embarrassed

This seems to be a serious bug and they should have already fixed this- Andriod Fail.

Want to see this fixed as much as we do? Scroll to the bottom of the Google Code page and hit "Vote for this issue and get email change notifications."Here
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The wrong contact issue has never happened to me, but I have heard about it. It may be because I don't use the stock SMS/MMS app.
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I have had it call a random person when I...

1. Call correct contact
2. Hang up
3. Tap phone
4. Tap call

And it has dialed someone further down my recently called list. I don't know if it's similar, but it's still annoying.
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I run the sapphire ROM on my droid 1, and have never had a problem with messaging, or the alarm. I wonder if this bug has been corrected in the ROM?
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post #5 of 61
is this in gingerbread only??
I havent had a single bug error on my Vibrant yet. I use it religously for everything.
I use the stock sms/mms and havent sent a msg to a wrong contact yet.
    
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I have the text problem about once every two weeks.
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When alarm clocks don't work I get pissed.
But I hate that it doesn't allow custom ring tones when the SD is used by the PC.
Because it randomly changes to some other ring tone and then keeps using random ones even after I've unplugged the phone from the PC.
This was on 2.1 though.
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well I use Wildfire and haven't found any big bugs yet, although it is quite annoying
when you try to select the 2nd caller in the list, the call always goes for the 1st..you can only call the 2nd one after you do a scroll..
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is this in gingerbread only??
I havent had a single bug error on my Vibrant yet. I use it religously for everything.
I use the stock sms/mms and havent sent a msg to a wrong contact yet.
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For at least the last couple versions, Android has been plagued with a couple extremely serious bugs in its text messaging subsystem
Seems like it's in previous versions too
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Handcent hasn't given me any of the mentioned problems. Running Fission on a Droid2.
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