I most often use the Android app over a mobile connection (4G) rather than wifi. Sometimes, my 4G drops out for a few seconds — the connection will remain active, but I won't be able to download anything. If I happen to launch the Android app during those seconds, the load screen will goof out:
- The normal load screen will show up for ~3-5 seconds.
- Then it will fade to a black screen, and stay like that.
- If it still can't load anything 20-30 seconds later, my phone will report that the Android app isn't responding and ask if I want to close it.
- If it manages to start loading during this time, though, it'll successfully move on to the Feed, as it should.
It should probably just display the load screen for as long as it takes!
My phone's a HTC One running Android 4.3.