Thank you again for all the datapoints.
I integrated the SweetBlue library and have been testing the new version of the app (version 37) on a few different phones, including an Google Pixel with Android 8 installed. So far the behavior is good.
I’ve released version 37 to beta testing. You can join the open beta here:
Please let me know if this improves behavior for those of you who have been experiencing initialization failures. You can give feedback here, through email, or through the Android beta program.