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Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume bug fix pushed OTA now

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus volume bug fix pushed OTA now
Samsung is reportedly starting to push an OTA update fixing the software bug users noticed a couple of days ago that would cause the volume on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to suddenly go down, sometimes to a complete mute, according to UK retailer Clove. The update however isn’t yet pre-loaded on newer Galaxy Nexus devices despite previous rumors about it.

So this will indeed require some action on your part - those of you who were lucky enough to get a hold on the Galaxy Nexus will need to install the update themselves. The update still hasn’t arrived for all of Samsung’s new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices, though, and it will be pushed in batches, so you might need to wait for a while to see it pop up in the update menu on your phone.

Initial reports about the volume issue claimed that the handset would adjust the volume level randomly either muting or just fluctuating it up and down, while the volume key wouldn’t function for you to manually reset it. It seems to only appear on 2G 900MHz networks like many in Europe where the Galaxy Nexus is already available. Lucky users with stable 3G coverage might not even know about the issue.

We recently got the chance to review the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in all of its 4.65-inch ICS glory and needless to say we were impressed. The US version of the Galaxy Nexus is expected to be a hair thicker than the European one, mostly due to the inclusion of LTE radios.

source: Clove via SlashGear

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posted on 30 Nov 2011, 09:02 2

1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

Samsung and Google should test everything and every details before selling a device.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 09:09 6

3. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)

They do. But things happen.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 09:27

5. LordBonztie (Posts: 52; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

it happens when its already sold.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 09:29 3

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

You simply can't It's nearly impossible to release a bug free OS and even the roughest testing may overlook something

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 09:06 3

2. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Well now that it's fixed can we have the phone now?

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 09:26 1

4. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

I sure noticed that after the pre order story wasn't true that the phone wasn't in the news yesterday!
I bet verizon paied PA to stop publishing Nexus stories so they would stop getting email and phone call threats!!!!!! LOL

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 09:33 2

7. palmguy (Posts: 661; Member since: 22 Mar 2011)

If update fixes the problem, Apple should take notes. :-P

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 10:47

8. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Ok guys I need some advice! This is kind of off this topic. I was looking at the dimensions of the RAZR and Nexus and the RAZR is actually wider than the Nexus!
See I think the wider screen is the adv. in this situation. So are the buttons on the bottom of the Nexus part of the screen? and if they are wouldn't that make the screen about the same size as the RAZR because of the buttons?
I could be totally wrong that's why i'm asking. Do you guys think with the RAZR getting ICS it will be just as good if not better!? The screen resalution is better on the Nexus but thats something I don't care about.
So what are the adv. of waiting for the Nexus? any input would be appreciated. thx

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 10:58

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

To be honest i\'m in a similar situation. I can answer one of your questions which is that on the Nexus the buttons are on-screen rather than on the body of the phone, so the screen fills up the entire face of the phone.

I was satisfied with waiting for the Nexus but I shattered the screen on my TB over the weekend and am tempted to grab a RAZR.

The screen resolution/quality is my primary reason for wanting to wait for the Nexus, but I love how thin the RAZR is.

Considering that Verizon extended the return period until January 15th i\'m very seriously considering picking up a RAZR after work today if for no other reason than I need a working phone til the Nexus is released.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 11:40

10. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Ya that is a good return policy! But it has to be a gift return!! and if you so much as scratch or sneeze snot on the phone they will reject your return. I just talked to a employee and he said it would be very hard to take the phone back!
But it can be done.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 12:17

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

I\'m not sure what you mean by gift return. I called Verizon before posting this and I am told that even if I pick up the RAZR today and activate it, I can still return by January 15th.

Also, the standard rules apply to returning a device... no water damage and physical damage.

I don\'t see a problem keeping the RAZR in good condition for 45 days.

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 12:35

12. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Alright lets go buy razr's today!

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 12:50

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

That\'s my plan. :)

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 14:27

14. Lionheartcahc (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)

first off i'm glad they finally got that bug fixed so mine will stop acting up...oh wait i don't have it!! sorry i forgot there for a second!
as far as the razr goes it is a really nice phone,got to play around with one and it works nice but it didn't feel good in my hand at all it was a bit uncomfortable (too square maybe??) but if that doesn't bother you then it would be a good choice. for me it is nexus or wait until next year for a phone,and at this rate it might be wait until next year for the nexus..lol!!
one question..so what is the next bulls**t rumor date that will come and go leaving us all angry?? Dec 8th or did something else pop up lately?? i stopped looking due to anger but if that IS true then we should be hearing some news by tomorrow or Friday.. Monday at the latest right?

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 16:05

15. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

That's funny. As far as I know the date is still the 8th with the droid 4 but who's to say thats true!
It just seems odd that there hasn't been an announcment and it's a week away. Usually they give more notice. So my guess it's not the 8th! you might be right with next year!
I did play with the RAZR today in fact and it's nice! But I wasnt all that impressed. But I live in a 3g area too.
If the Nexus was never mentioned I would get the RAZR. Now if the Asia RAZR was here it would be a no brainer!
I just think they slacked a little on the nexus, I mean look at the s**t they have already for the new phones with the new processor's the Nexus will be obsolete very quick!
I say verizon changes contract's from two years to one year!

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 19:29

16. dgmessenger (Posts: 3; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)

I have the phone (GSM). Never had the volume bug issue. The battery life could be better, however.

That "zero lag shutter" is absolutely amazing!!! Much faster than my iPhone 4S shutter!
However, I would say that the iPhone 4S wins in IQ, slightly.

By the way, I haven't received the update yet.

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