A number of Android users are reporting that there appears to be a bug that causes some text messages to go to the wrong person in their contact list. Typically, the error occurs when a user has more then one text message conversation going, but it’s not always simply a case of sending message A to contact B and vice versa.
Here’s an excerpt from the Google support forum explaining a bit of the problem:
Further more, sometimes I will be in a conversation typing a message and the contact name will suddenly change if I recently received a message in another thread. I might have had 25 messages back and forth with contact A, then suddenly the software tells me it’s contact B after I get a message from contact B in another thread.
The problem seems to be affecting at least a handful of Google Nexus One and HTC Incredible users, although it’s not entirely clear if the problem is with the Android SMS application, the HTC handsets, the wireless carrier, or something else altogether.
I haven’t experienced any problem with text messages on my Nexus One, but I also send at most a few messages per month. By all accounts, the problems seem to be affecting people who are heavier texters than me. If you’ve had any problems, let us know in the comments, or sound off at the Android support thread.
Update: Google is aware of the problems and working on a fix.