Google has finally acknowledged a bug in Android's text messaging system by been labelling it as 'critical'.
The bug, which was originally reported back in June 2010, causes text messages to be sent to the wrong recipient from a user's phone book.
Google is expected release a patch for the bug soon.
The bug sends messages to the wrong recipient unbeknownst to senders, due to the sent folder of the messaging app erroneously showing that the SMS has been sent to the intended receiver.
People usually only discover the error when told by the receiver of a misdirected text.
A Google engineer wrote on the Android code forum: "It took us some time to reproduce this issue, as it appears that it's only occurring very rarely. Even so, we've now managed to both reproduce it and develop a fix that we will deploy.”