Owners report that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is plagued by random reboots

Owners report that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is plagued by random reboots
We’re not arguing about it, but it must surely be wonderful being the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – considering that it’s the sole device on the market available right now packing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Being the coveted smartphone it is, we’re all going to instinctively watch everything that goes on with it like a hawk, but as we know, it’s usually the problems that tend to stick out more than others.

Already, we’ve reported about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and its maddening volume control issue back in November, but this time around, it seems yet another issue is plaguing the venerable device. Although it apparently seems to be more widespread with the GSM flavored Galaxy Nexus, even Verizon handset owners have recently reported random reboots that are causing a lot of frustration. Specifically, they mention that it occurs while streaming music, playing games, or simply when the device is left to do nothing – so it’s basically looking to be an erratic issue.

Of course, knowing that the two devices were graced with software updates that brought them up to Android 4.0.2, it does make you wonder if it somehow brought on some sort of unknown bug – then again, it was meant to squash some previous bugs. In any event, affected owners also mention that the rebooting problem seems to be more frequent as time goes on.

Thankfully, Google is aware of the issues and pleas from owners, and they’re currently in the process of investigating it. So until they come out with some sort of announcement or software update, we’ll have to somehow live with this frustration in the meantime. So are any of you experiencing consistent random reboots with your Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

source: Google via BGR

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70 Comments

1. OmarF82

Posts: 17; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

And here comes the next round of issues for the GNex.

34. thisISnotNEWS

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

where are all the gnex fanboys NOW? harking about the gnex being the "IT" phone, the greatest- the one and only... well I got this to say HAHAA first the phone had an embarassing camera quality the gpu on that thing is equally embarassing: I tried to tell you all but people were like "NOPE the powerVR 540 was awsome" yeah back 2 years ago it was.... dum tha dum the screen while 720 was a inferior tech using pentile IDC what resolution an inferior screen is inferior another thing" that ext speaker... well lets just say it's NOT that great and thats being kind I knew that the ICS was full of bugs because that piece of software was rushed like crazy. People than said the stupidest thing ever "I like new phone where theres bugs so it could work itself out overupdates" WTF??? have fun with the rebooting on you in the middle of whatever your doing. hey wondering if people are still saying that gnex is still the "IT" phone especially when its unusable and plague with even more problems. Hey that should make a comercial out of the problmes gnex has, it would be quite funny.

37. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Not even worth a response. Thumbs down.

44. thisISnotNEWS

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

so are you saying that those things I mention are not true: the camera suks the gpu suks the ext speaker suks the pentile suks and ICS has a lot of problems if any of these are not facts and are made up please feel free to comment but just thumbing down means your an id1ot and a blind fanboy. iamcc i'm looking at you

45. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I think the camera is great. It takes pictures faster than any phone i've ever owned and I just press and shoot I don't even have to focus (if you want I can post pictures). I don't play games on my phone so I can't speak for the gpu but I don't notice any lag or delay for any on screen animations. The external speaker is definitely quieter than i'd like for listening to music or watching YouTube videos but not only would I disagree that it "suks" but it doesn't suck either. The pentile display doesn't bother me one bit. The phone visually is more impressive than any other device i've used including the iPhone4S. I have had absolutely zero problems with ICS. To back this up, my girlfriend wanted to get the RAZR and not the Nexus. I insisted she get the Nexus because I believe it's a better phone and she has time and time again let me know that she is going to try and find anything she doesn't like to justify going to the RAZR. Tomorrow is her last day to decide and she has absolutely no intention of switching because (much to her dismay) she has not found a single issue to complain about and her phone is bone stock. None of those things you mentioned are facts and yes some of them are made up. I am not a blind fanboy. Good day.

47. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

No, I think he's saying that you are full of yourself: "I tried to tell you all but people" yes, thanks for being the Messiah, now go up on a mountain and contemplate your navel for awhile. Or better yet, just shut up.

52. thisISNotnews2

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

WOW ok fanboy calm down

48. bobnnate

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

first of all i have a gnex and the screen is better than any other phone out there,as for games, i have no lag, and for reboots, ive had no problems. and perhaps you forgot it is the first ics device, and first total software base phone. maybe you should keep reading biased opinions online some more and keep bringing them here

53. thisISNotnews2

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I guess you and imacc just have low standards but what ever blind fanboys will be BLIND FANBOYS!

50. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Yes, like how apple couldn't get DST to work properly, TWICE. Or battery issues. Or issues being slow on older device. Or issues with the vibrator on the 4S. Dude, grow up. Every device has issues. The rest of your post is just rambling nonsense. This very site debunked your stupid Pentile crap. "I knew that the ICS was full of bugs because that piece of software was rushed like crazy." Now you are begging the question. Let's also just ignore the fact that ICS is just Gingerbread + the phone side and that is been in development for over a year.

58. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Oh, yeah, forgot about the proximity sensor issue? You know, the one that broke the perfectly working iphones with the new OS? That took 2 updates to fix? Apple is no better than anyone else, and you pay more for them. Can't forget their failing time machines, yellowing screens, flickering video cards, SATA issues or anything else they suffer.

63. Iambutone

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

why is it that when someone says anything bad about a particular android device NOT all android device the arguments comes back to the iphone. The troll who started this flame didn't even mention the iphone so all of you smarta$$ had to bring it up??? as far as his statements go some are actually true and not one of you have disputed any of it. You all just went on blabing about other nonsense. So it makes you guys look even dumber!

67. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

What, you think he's a WP7/Symbian/Meego fan? Those people don't act like that. Only apple losers are that rabid. I don't have time to dispute all his ramblings - why don't you just read the review on this very site stating that the camera is just fine, but not iphone4s level, or that the speakerphone is not loud but not distorted, or about the screen issue here http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-and-Galaxy-Nexus-sport-HD-Super-AMOLED---is-the-PenTile-matrix-bad-for-you_id23134 There, you asked, I provided. Unlike others, I don't post stuff without proof.

68. thephoneguy92

Posts: 191; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

I feel like thisISnotNEWS made 8 accounts so he could get 8 thumbs up on his post. I can see no reason why anyone would thumbs up such an ignorant post. Not only is your information skewed and incorrect, but your use of language (not only spelt poorly) is completely childish. Please go home.

66. jamrockjones

Posts: 345; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Ya, but everyone was freaking out, saying that they needed to release the phone and we can deal with the issues, so people should just stop complaining.

2. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Wait for it.... the storm is brewing.

36. thisISnotNEWS

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

I love that sad :( face on the gnex pic in the article: can't say I can depict the phone any better :D

3. magman

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

A Samsung phone with bugs??? Shocking!!

18. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Don't think I've ever seen that headline before!

69. crc33

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

lol. I swear I said that to myself when I read the title of the article.

4. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I don't have any random reboots on either mine or my girlfriends but occasionally I get the "sleep of death" where I will lock the phone and can't wake it up without pulling the battery. I think that's related to my underlocking/undervolting I've been messing around with but definitely could be something else, who knows for sure.

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

of course here in PA will have some Nexus owners saying that they never have any issues,.. bla bla bla... good for them , but that wont make the problem go away....see CC already started with his story on him and his GF... we get it dude you in in candy land

8. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

I didn't say I never have issues. I said I haven't had any random reboots. That said, I haven't had any issues other than the sleep of death thing. If you look onwww.droid-life.com they did a poll and roughly 65% of the people said they are not having random reboots... so maybe i'm just part of the lucky 65%.

10. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Saw the poll now is around 70% but he does not care about that at all. He is here to press the hate button Edit : switching fast

12. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

more like returning the favor when you guys flock Apple articles....

14. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Ohh, in that case... Thanks! Just kidding. Go away.

27. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1776; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

31. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Yeah right......wait no you just like to troll

65. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

funny you should say that, i had my first expirenced yesterday. first time of any bug since i got it

5. doubler86

Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011

I've never had a problem with mine. Best phone out in the market, with by far the best OS. I can't wait till my tablet gets the upgrade to ICS.

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