It seems that there is a bug in the mobile version of Gmail – effecting particularly Android-powered devices such as smartphones and tablets, where it renders Gmail unusable, not to mention cause them to hang as well. Google is aware of the situation, and says that the issue should be fixed soon. The thing is, this particular bug works in a strange way, where it makes your handset flicker just like a strobe light. I suppose participating in a rave while waving your bugged handset in the air would work to add to the atmosphere. This is not a widespread issue, affecting only a handful of users – and even so, limited to certain accounts. No idea on why this happens, but the smartphone is rendered unusable until restarted. According to a Google official, “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 apologise for any inconvenience.” Were you affected by this Gmail glitch?
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