Fix For Android Wrong SMS Recipient Bug To Roll Out Shortly

For more than a year now, Android users have been reporting a bizarre bug on their handsets that sends text messages to a wrong contact from the address book. Several long-running threads on the Google Support forum are littered with complaints from users who have been affected by the problem.

Finally, it looks like Google may have succeeded in rounding upon the actual source of the bug. According to a new report on BBC, the company has developed a fix that it shall be rolling out to Android handsets shortly. Speaking to the BBC, Android security team engineer Nik Kralevich said,

“It took us some time to reproduce this issue, as it appears that it’s only occurring very rarely. Even so, we’ve now managed to both reproduce it and develop a fix that we will deploy.”

Kralevich did not however elaborate on an estimated time for the rollout.