Google Android phone hit by texting bug

Tony Savvas

A texting bug has hit the G1 Google Android phone sold by T-Mobile.

The bug causes a phone to restart when owners type in the word "reboot" soon after starting up the device.

The BBC reports that Google has rushed to repair the problem, which causes the phone to interpret any text entered as a command just after the phone has been turned on.

Google has now released a fix for the problem. The bug was discovered by a user of the G1, after they typed the word "reboot" into a text message after restarting the device.

Google also recently issued a security patch to fix a vulnerability which left the G1 open to hackers. This was the G1's first security patch since the device was launched by T-Mobile.

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