Galaxy Nexus users having issues with volume, media goes crazy

Galaxy Nexus users having issues with volume, media goes crazy
Some Samsung Galaxy Nexus users have been reporting a strange bug in the system that causes volume issues with the handset, and of course that has caused impatient media outlets to claim this issue is to blame for the Nexus not seeing its global release yet. We're as impatient as the next when it comes to wanting the Nexus released, but it seems like a bit of a leap to say this issue is causing the delay. 

Users have been reporting that there is a strange bug which causes volume to suddenly drop and sometime go to a full mute on the Galaxy Nexus. Additionally, the phone may become unresponsive for a few seconds. So, the full extent of this problem is having your volume drop for about 10-15 seconds, and you may miss a notification (assuming you also have vibration and LED notifications turned off as well.) Users are also reporting that it may be connected to 2G as it tends to occur when on or switching to a 2G network. 

Of course, given the relative minor annoyance of this bug very few have been complaining of it. As of this writing, there have been 184 people who have starred the issue report in the Android forums, and the issue itself is labeled as "medium priority" by Google. Still, just like the iPhone battery bug which affected a minority of people as well, media outlets are taking this bug and blowing it out of proportion. 

Many are even saying that this bug is causing the delays in release around the world. (Side note: say what you like, but Google announced a November release. We are now 9 days from the end of November, and we don't even have solid release dates yet. There is a delay somewhere in that process.) We'd hate to think something this minor, which will likely be fixed with an OTA software update, would be the cause of global delays. Especially since the Nexus S was released with a bug casuing random reboots, which is far more troublesome than this.

source: Google

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1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

VZW has pretty stringent testing standards to release a phone. Lots of phones have been delayed months on VZW because of that.. (cough cough bionic..cough) lets hope they get it figured out quickly though. Regardless of whenever it releases, its going to be a huge hit.. especially if its sold in multiple carriers and their brick n mortar stores... so that I'm not worried about.

2. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

im all for sammy having success with this phone but since amazon was having that sale i couldnt pass up an sgs2 epic touch for just a penny. i had to get away from the kyocera echo. da*n hinge finally broke -_-

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, you still gave sammy some money. I feel ya. If i were up for switching carriers n such, that free SGS2 would have sold me. Especially since theyve discovered they can change the resolution on it to 720p like the nexus and its stronger than the nexus anyways, so it will perform better under ICS. Kind of a win win there.

43. Skyrim

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

How can they change the resolution? If you really can this might change my descision on my next phone.

51. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i posted a link the other day, but im at work so i cant right now.. just do a youtube search for SGS2 720p. it will probably pull right up.

9. AppleLover

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I knew ICS would be full of bugs... Last I mentioned it people were all thumbing me down but NOW WHAT? its a rushed OS put on a POS phone with a rushed and ugly screen and a OLDA$$ gpu thats laughable. So much for the high hopes of having the GREATEST phone this year. Oh and don't forget that nasty camera which could hold a candle light to "other" phones which I won't be naming.

12. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Are you feaking kidding me!! You must have not read this article earlier this week: Not to mention we both know what would happen if each of these devices accidentally got dropped. Well lets just say with the Nexus one would still have a fully functional phone vs the iPhone which would be a total disaster. Now take your iTard ass some where else with all the bs your talking.

16. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

@Ivan6479 Calling someone iTard is trolling. You wanna provoke something?

18. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

You really are going to say Ivan is trolling? Did you read the post he is replying to? That dude is clearly a bonified iTard.

20. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Oh yeah you're right. On second thought AppleLover is a troll too. But still no reason to call someone itards. That's even closer to a troll.

28. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I agree, but AppleLover is clearly a legitimate iTard. It's only trolling if it's an unnecessary comment being used to provoke some sort of argument. Example: Calling all hispanics "border hoppers" is a racial slur. Calling the dude at the police station who's being arrested for crossing the border illegally a "border hopper" is appropriate. In this case, he's being a freakin' iTard.

30. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Yes you're right but iTard is trolling. Just call him apple troll.

32. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Fair enough.

39. AppleLover

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

ivan please refrain from all the hostility this site promotes a healthy and happy arguments. with that said retard any phone would be F up just depend on how high and where you drop it on. as far as the nexus goes you have yet prove me wrong: pentile s0cks camera on the nexus s0cks ICS is full of BUGS GPU is a OLD HAG BAG with a new clock speed??? if you weren't just a retard you would've had something better to say

15. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Really? Full of bugs? Rushed OS? POS phone? Ugly screen? Taco? Is that you!?!?!?!

5. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I agree with you but on a half-note. Verizon tests the phones to a certain extent before selling them to the public, because they feel it is solely the manufacturer's responsibility to ship them a functional product. Personally, I've gone through 4 replacement OG Droid's, the last 3 of which I have not downloaded a single third-party app, in less than 18 months. I do not blame VZW entirely (they say they do a 100-point check of every refurbished unit they send out; I'm calling BS on that), but I do believe they deserve some of the blame. Overall, I believe the entire process is so frustrating on both consumers and suppliers, that carriers just say "eff it, here you go. We'll fix the 'small stuff' later." Neither the media nor consumers are forgiving, even though the blame ought to be shared by everyone as a whole. The pressure caused by consumers is put on manufacturers to rush a "perfect" product that has glitches, which leads to carrier heat from those same demanding consumers. A cycle of hypocrisy.

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

This is a pretty standard android experience.

26. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

yep ios5 came bug free lol every new os comes with bugs

45. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Refurbished replacements suck. Once you send in your original phone to be replaced, you can almost guarantee that you're going to go through several replacements. And since Verizon canned the No Lemon policy (known during its existence as the Multi FRU Replacement policy, wherein three issues with three separate phones, which could include the original, guaranteed a brand new equivalent phone-so long as you could get to a Verizon store) the last glimmer of hope for a lasting remedy for frustrated users has disappeared from Verizon.

47. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they got rid of the multi-FRU?!?!?!? boo.

46. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And Taco, see above. Having multiple replacements is a standard experience for anyone who receives a refurbished warranty or especially an insurance phone. It truly sucks, but it's the carrier's fault and not the manufacturer's. And it's most certainly not Android's fault.

13. xupru

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

remixfa, I really respect the degree of knowledge you seem to have on phones, I was hoping you could help me with a personal decision on buying. Is there anyway I could reach you or should I just post it as a comment to one of these articles?

19. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Someone would give you thumbs down.... haha Just mentioning "remixfa" instantly earns you thumbs down.

37. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

remixfa is like a magical word... that has a downside i guess.. ^_^

49. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

notoriety has its upsides and downsides.. lol

48. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

my email is in my profile if you like, otherwise, feel free to post it up. :)

38. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

NOW I see why it's not released. Again Samsung forgoes quality control and tries to release a half baked effort. Honestly, who in the hell are they trying to fool here? They botched the Nexus S with all the problems it had, and they had ample time to fix that for the Galaxy Nexus.

42. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

the iP4S was 'delayed' and there are still problems with that phone... they had plenty of time to hash out those issues, yet, didn't...

4. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Ya but the coverge is a lot better with verizon than all the other carriers or, I would have switched a long time ago! cause the SGS2 is a badass phone!

6. kpfirefighter

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

I did talk to verizon employee this morning and he said that the nexus will be out this week from what they are hearing at all the stores I guess. But we know how that goes.

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