It seems a nasty bug has creeped up on a g0od chunk of Gmail for Android users. Upon opening the application, it would flicker on and off, making it hard to read and write email. Google seems to have put this high on their priority list, and understandably so. A Google employee, going by the forum name “BrittanyBee,” had this to say:
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.
I personally haven’t been experiencing this issue. It seems to be affecting a wide range of phones, including the DROID RAZR MAXX, the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Note. Oddly enough, even the Motorola XOOM has been reported by at least one user. Let’s hope this doesn’t take too long. [Google 1|2, thanks to everyone who sent this in!]