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Some Galaxy Nexus users having minor multitouch issues

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Some Galaxy Nexus users having minor multitouch issues
We don't want to cause any bad flashbacks for Nexus One users who jumped to the Galaxy Nexus, but there have been some minor multitouch issues reported from Galaxy Nexus users, though nothing along the lines that the Nexus One faced. 

The reports from RootzWiki forums have said that there can be inconsistent behavior when using the phone in landscape mode. Some users found that while playing games in landscape mode, the bottom right corner of the screen would eventually become unresponsive. Of course, there is a super easy fix, which is simply to turn off the screen and turn it back on. Still, it's an issue that could definitely cause some annoyance. Although, we'd definitely say that this is not nearly as annoying as how long it takes the phone to reorient from portrait to landscape. 

No word on any possible fix from Google on this one, but as you can see below, the issue has been reproduced on both GSM and LTE models of the Galaxy Nexus.



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posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:21 8

1. ZayZay (Posts: 556; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Just waiting for someone to say

"Should have gotten an iphone, stupid!"

or

"Androids suck!"

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:29 12

2. iosmaster (Posts: 115; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


Oh cool, another android bugphone

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:36 9

5. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Yeah, but it's nothing compared to your battery drainage and no sim issues.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:48 7

7. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Battery drainage is not with all people. and no sim issues has been fixed with a bug (weird that PA didn't told that). They're working on the battery also.

P.S. iosmaster that picture of you is really funny. +1 It's really funny.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:10 6

13. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Small mistake, No sim card bug fixed with a software update (I said bug). Didn't found the original article were I read this. Here's another link if you don't believe me.http://www.webpronews.com/latest-ios-update-fixes-sim-card-bug-2011-12

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:50 7

8. ZayZay (Posts: 556; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


I have been noticing that alot with the iphones coming in.

At least you can still use one finger with this issue, with the no sim, YOU CAN'T CALL!

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 15:15 2

36. ZayZay (Posts: 556; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Getting thumbs down for stating facts seems to be the trend around iphonearena

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 17:14 4

41. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yup. i get autothumbed down.. lol. who cares if your right or wrong, if you dont praise apple, you get thumbed down 24/7 :)

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 19:24 1

44. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I thumb you down on the spot simply because you spout ignorance in 95% of your posts.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 20:50 1

45. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2939; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


and how about with your 100%?

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:32 5

3. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


I'm just gonna say: What happend? How does a Google flagship device come out with so many issues?

At this point I very happy with my decision to get the Razr instead of waitting another month and a half for the problem happy Nexus.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:52 7

9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2657; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Every phone comes out with bugs, but flagship phones like the nexus or iPhone get every issue blown up in the news. I don't like it, but to a point our coverage helps get these bugs fixed by highlighting them to manufacturers.

That's why I'm careful to mention these aren't widespread issues.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 13:06 1

25. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


your approach is really appreciated

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:55

23. rcwfox2002 (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)


well with any electronic their will be issues, I do tech support for vzw And can say the razr has a lot of issues but nothing major it's a great device. The Nexus is a solid phone despite this article customers aren't complaining. The iphone has software issues to including freezing not coming on. losing data connection. bottom line no phone is perfect . My choice was between the razr and nexus and I'm glad I picked the nexus great phone NO issues.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 13:04 4

24. whiteninjazx6r (Posts: 32; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Cuz its Samsung...cheap quality and its a vanilla release of a new OS basically...bound to have problems. Thats why us smart people bought the higher quality RAZR and will wait for the update to ICS and it'll be much more stable.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:35 2

4. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Yeah, I don't understand either... I haven't had any issues yet but it's only been five days.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 13:32 5

29. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


It's because you're a fandroid. Fandroids get special android devices that are perfect, that are specially released for fandroids like you :)

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 14:43 1

33. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Sweet, I never knew that!

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 15:54

39. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


and let the haters flocketh!

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 18:55

42. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Says the guy who says there isn't any problems with his iPhone.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 19:02

43. Dark4o90 (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Feb 2011)


hahahah so funny haha

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:48 4

6. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I think because it's such a high profile device, people are picking it apart and reporting every bug and its brother to the tech blogs. Just like the iPhone.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:55 5

10. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


I really like the Android OS and what it offers... but it’s way too buggy for me. This is why I stick with my good-old-faithful iPhone. I don’t have a one second lag between screens and my useless widgets and live wallpapers don’t eat up my battery.

With all the said... I am really looking forward to a larger screen iPhone and better customization with the notification pull down. Yeah... I said it... BETTER COSTOMIZATION...lol

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 11:59 9

11. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


2012 will be an interesting year. ICS closes the lag gap, and the iPhone 5 (6?) might finally close the screen size/customization gap.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:02 7

12. tacohunter (Posts: 408; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)


Yeap, 2012 will be also a fun year for consumers.

+1 both of you.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:12 5

15. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Agreeed,

With tweeking of Android continuing to impress me, increase in iPhone display, and Windows Phone kicking some competitive butt....
2012 will be a great year for consumer choice!

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:10

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Though the rotate thing was done on purpose to avoid unwanted switch

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:12 3

16. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Eh so much strange and sudden issues coming from Samsung Galaxy Nexus makes me wonder if Ice Cream Sandwich is still some sort of beta

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:18 3

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


so much strange Issues with most OS's when they release a new version why people cant understand that? Is quite simple

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:19 3

18. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


On top of battery issues, on top of data connectivity issues, on top of staying connected to LTE---now add this glitch to the list...This can't be the result of what people have been waiting for--Definately not a "Flagship" model to follow--after not even being out a week yet. Let's all go back to 3G and Android Cupcake and wait for the manufaturers and carriers to catch up-- because this is the root of ALL of these problems..You can't keep releasing dual core, new operating systems, LTE networks in monthly intervals and not expect these types of problems---Remember back--these problems were not around until LTE and dual core ignited---Remember the Thunderbolt!!!

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:31 1

19. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Cupcake FTW!

Seriously though, Nexus devices are very much a worldwide testing platform. And when the big bugs filter in, they push out a quick update. So by the time other handsets get updated next year, they'll get 4.0.8 or whatever. Win-win the way I see it.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:40 1

20. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I had the Thunderbolt and didn't have any major issues after Gingerbread... now with the Galaxy Nexus i'm again not noticing any issues.

I must be lucky! It does seem that a lot of people are experiencing bugs here and there but from what I read on the actual GN forums it seems to be on fewer handsets than most people think. We shall see.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:44 2

22. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


count me as lucky too I still plan on getting this phone. :D

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 12:42

21. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


as I said a new OS version or new phones simply there will be issues that will have to face it has occurred in the past it will occur in the future, rather have all issues found and fixed now than when my phone becomes more mixed up with my life

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 13:07

26. Forsaken77 (Posts: 547; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)


What a solid phone they put out lol... Bad signal issues and now a multi touch issue. All within a few days of release. I can almost guarantee these reasons were behind the delay, weren't properly taken care of, and Verizon/Google wanted the phone out in time for X-mas and they'll deal with the problems later.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 13:14 2

27. davin8r (Posts: 45; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)


No issues with my Verizon Nexus. I love it! The screen is soooooo gorgeous I could stare at it all day...... :D

And btw, Dead Space is amazing. It looks every bit as good as it does on my iPad2.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 13:26 2

28. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


um you guys are kinda late on this.
this should be fixed on 4.0.3 which will also be the base version of ice cream sandwich.
4.0.3 fixed a lot of bugs and hopefully they will include a signal fix in there as well.

even with its bugs, the galaxy nexus beats all android phones

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 13:45

30. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I just bought the Galaxy Nexus at Costco. Took it home and was too giddy about a new phone since my D2 Global was on its way out. Had to see the boot up animation and skip the set up to get straight into the OS. Very nice, but since its a Christmas gift for myself. Had to turn it off and put it away, so I cannot verify any issues, but I do in fact own one.
These phones were selling out very quickly through 3rd party stores when they were first released last Thurs. but seeing as my first flip phone was a non-camera samsung phone back in 04, lasted me all through my contract without a hiccup so I do not expect anything less from this samsung device. All these issues that everyone keeps mentioning will be resolved since it is a Pure Google(interpretation) phone they will receive the necessary update to fix it.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 14:33

31. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


So we did it with the i4s, so to be fair we should do it with the Nexus. Weekly bug report bets. Next week, imma say that there is an issue with the nyan cat wallpapers. any takers? :)

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 14:43

32. terabyteRouser (Posts: 415; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I have a Galaxy Nexus. I do not have any of these problems. Lost my signal today and had to reboot, but that's happened on my Thunderbolt, my Bionic and my Rezound. So nothing new there. That has been the only time that has happened since I purchased the phone last Thursday. I do not have any multi-touch problems. All of these issues are being exacerbated .

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 14:45

34. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


You must have gotten another one of those perfect fandroid edition Nexus... ;)

I have one too... we are the lucky ones.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 14:58

35. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


How's your Nexus vs. Rezound experience? I'll (impatiently) wait for the ICS update on mine, but I am curious to hear from another Rezound user.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 15:42

37. terabyteRouser (Posts: 415; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I would have to admit, hardware wise the Rezound is better.

The chip on the Rezound scored better in benchmarks. As far as everyday use, the chips are even.

The GPU on the Rezound is superior, so I would say when the Rezound gets ICS, you will really see it shine. The GPU on the Nexus is really struggling especially seeing a huge pixel jump to 1280 x 720 vs the 800 x 480. I think this is the reason why the Nexus is still a little finicky in the graphics department. The smoothness is equivalent to the Rezound on Gingerbread which might say something to how it would perform after receiving ICS.

The on-screen buttons removed are pretty convenient. No more accidental pressing those buttons when trying to reposition the phone in your hand. However the 3 buttons at the bottom appear a little wonky compared to the long held 4 button set up. But they do work well. Having the application switch button is nice. But I do not like the fact that they take away from the screen. This might be a plus on the GNex since it takes a lot of effort to get your thumb to reach from 1 edge of the screen to another.

The battery life on the G Nex is much worse than the Rezound. I have an extended battery in my G Nex compared to the stock battery in the Rezound and the Rezound kept more juice by far. And I'm talking about the phone sitting in my car while I'm at work and having half of my juice gone on the G Nex compared to about 70% remaining on my Rezound. If the Rezound had a 2100 mAH batter it would probably be much better.

The screen on the Rezound is crisper, more clarity. Absolutely no jaggies on the screen. The white on the Rezound is much better. The smaller screen makes it much easier to use with one hand. The G Nex screen is much more vibrant due to the amoled technology. However the it does have jaggies from the Pentile matrix but they are hardly noticeable because of the resolution. The G Nex vibrancy is much more vibrant because of the true blacks. The larger screen is much better when watching video. It is also really good for typing. Typing in ICS is much improved but this improvement is not exclusive to the G Nex because the Rezound will receive it.

Browsing with the larger screen on the GNex makes it easier to read or might I say keep the phone a more comfortable distance from your eyes. You don't have to read so close like iPhone 4 users.

So in summation the screen quality on the Rezound is better but the size of the screen Galaxy Nexus has its added utility.

The speaker on the G Nex is a joke. I can barely hear the alarm clock on my phone anymore. Using the speaker phone is really, really difficult to hear. The Rezound's speakerphone works as one would expect.

The form factor of each phone are even. While the G Nex is thinner and sleeker without the loud reds the width is a little less manageable and to add that the back is kind of slippery. So adding a case to counter the slipperiness takes the size of the G Nex up t

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 15:42

38. terabyteRouser (Posts: 415; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


to the point where it is much bigger than the rezound. The rezound is narrower and although has much more girth, it is easily the most ergonomic of the Razr, Rezound, G Nex trio. However the G.Nex is a very sweet looking phone especially with the black case I added.

The picture quality on the Rezound is much better than the Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy Nexus' zero shutter lag is very sweet though. It makes taking photos with your camera fun. I had the rezound, taking photos was a much more intense experience. You had to focus on getting the picture in focus, the lighting, etc. Capturing panorama on the Rezound took a lot of concentration. When doing so the photos on the Rezound are better quality, but marginally better. I find the pictures on the Nexus are still pretty good. And once again taking the pictures are a joy and do compensate if not cumulatively outperform the camera experience on the Rezound. You can take solace in the fact that your photos will be of superior quality. I would say the experience is even in this case.

The headphones on the Galaxy Nexus suck. I never tried the beats headphones but I can only surmise that they are much better. My Klispsch S4i headphones seem to have worked well on both phones.

The 4G conection and signal quality is even for both of these phones. However the speed tests do indicate that the Rezound has faster downloads. I don't notice a big difference.

I did not experience any hiss or static in the earphone jack of the Rezound or the G Nex.

The Google Apps are much improved in ICS. But this is not exclusive to the G Nex.

Intangibles... The hardware on the Rezound will probably stand the test of time better than the G Nex. The form factor is better and more practical instead of being a behemoth. The G Nex has ICS. There is no telling how long it will take the Rezound to receive it. Also, how much of it will remain intact after Sense is applied? The new people app and everything else in ICS are significant improvements and do not need any sense-ible surgery. Also security flaws have been found in a vast majority of HTC products at one point last year and there was no way to receive a fix!!! With a Google product, all issues will be fixed swiftly. There is no locked bootloader so tether away on the GNex. There is no hope to overclock the G Nex since it already wreaks havoc to the extended battery.

You win with either of these phonse: personally if the Rezound had ICS on it already, I would have picked the Rezound without question.

posted on 20 Dec 2011, 16:30

40. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Thanks! Sounds pretty well in line with what I've read in reviews of the two devices. My only complaints about the Rezound are bloatware (goes with the VZW territory of course) and minor squeaks and flexes around the edges of the soft-touch battery cover. Between the sharper screen, better audio and strong call quality, I don't regret my Rezound purchase a bit. Once ICS is available (God knows when, if the TBolt GB update is any indication), it should serve me well for a couple years.

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 13:26

46. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Thumbs down for the info dump though.

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