March 23, 2012 4:43 pm
Over the past couple of days, many users running the Gingerbread version of Google’s Gmail app have been reporting an issue where the screen will flicker and not respond to any other input.
Users are reporting this in several official Google user groups, and a company spokeswoman says, “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.”
A user by the name of Nymo has posted a video of the issue, which seems to be affecting users of multiple manufacturers, OS versions and countries. The problem seems to have its origins behind the scenes on Google’s servers, so a software fix is unlikely.
Are you experiencing this issue? If so, Lifehacker has a workaround for the problem which seems to be working for some users.