There seems to be something going on with the Android Gmail app for many users out there, and it doesn’t appear explainable. It started sometime yesterday afternoon for both rooted and non-rooted users. Upon opening Gmail from your Android phone or tablet, it gets stuck in a loop of trying to refresh and it flickers. It obviously can’t be the app itself because there hasn’t been an update in the last day, so it has to be an issue with Google. Users of the following devices are reporting the issue: Atrix 4G, Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Optimus S, EVO 3D, Acer A500 tablet, Photon 4G, Epic 4G, Nexus S 4G, Thunderbolt, and most likely others. Here’s a quick video showing what the issue is.
I haven’t noticed any issues with my Galaxy Nexus, how about you guys?
Google has acknowledged the issue with the following statement from Googler BrittanyBee
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.