The SQLCipher for Android project provides access to the native SQLCipher APIs via Java-JNI layer which seems to be forked off an early version of Android (2.3.7 perhaps). There were a number of reported issues with this version of Android (sample discussion here).
These SQLite issues seem to have been patched in newer versions of Android. Additionally, the design has changed to allow newer SQLite capabilities such as Write-Ahead-Logging. SQLCipher supports this in the native layers (i.e. iOS/*nix and Win desktop can use) but it cannot be used safely without concurrency issues on Android due to the issues in the Java layer.
Are there any plans from the SQLCipher team to update the Java-JNI layer for Android?