Samsung pledges Galaxy Nexus audio glitch fix
Bug plaguing Android 4 phone to be squashed soon
Samsung has developed a fix for the spontaneous volume reduction bug that has hit early buyers of its Galaxy Nexus Android 4.0 smartphone.
The South Korean giant did not, however, say when the patch will be posted.
"Regarding the Galaxy Nexus, we are aware of the volume issue and have developed a fix. We will update devices as soon as possible," it said on Twitter today.
The Ice Cream Sandwich-fuelled handset went on sale in the UK late last week. Almost immediately buyers found the sound output would sometimes plunge to zero during calls.
The glitch was narrowed down by users to a result of the phone shifting to the 900MHz band for 2G communications and is exacerbated by low signal strength.
It is thought the glitch may lie behind Vodafone's reluctance to release the Galaxy Nexus on its network.
Vodafone has still not said when it expects to offer the handset. ®
We have developed a fix and it will be part of Android 4.1 which will be available on the Galaxy Nexus S2. Current Galaxy Nexus owners will need to upgrade.
Also affected by nearby phones
If you bring another phone using the 900Mhz near the Galaxy Nexus it also goes mad.
Makes me wonder how it ever got it's CE mark / FCC certification.
From my EE days I remember you had this regulation saying that devices like mobile phones should have good immunity to possibly harmful interference (by the IEC 61000-4 standard)
maybe this is of interest
Just ordered a Nexus as opposed to the S2, I knew about the audio bug before buying but the more I read as each new piece of news comes out, the more I am beginning to regret maybe not going for the S2 now. Still it's got to be better than the 3 year old iPhone 3G I have, at least I will have more flexibility with Android.
Oh well, the early adopter gets the bugs, to borrow a phrase!
I'm on Vodafone...
...but I did get the phone from Phones4u. The guy at the Vodafone store told me they'd delayed it because they had an upcoming Nokia launch. Sounded like bollocks.
No volume glitch here, yet. Issues include no flash support - a big surprise, to me anyway - no manual (the website says it's on the way) - and no ICS docs. I think 'beta' is a pretty good description. I'm finding it hard to have much else to say about it without a manual. Still pleased with it, though, despite the flash problem, which is a major PITA.