Galaxy Nexus sales frozen until next week to fix volume bug?

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released to customers last week over in the UK, but they were met with some issues surrounding the sound on the handset. Google have acknowledged the problem after a few days and have promised to provide a fix for it sometime in the future. It now seems that Galaxy Nexus sales have been frozen until next week until the volume bug has been fixed.

SlashGear are reporting that Samsung should have some fresh stock of the handset available next week, which won’t have any problems with the sound. It is also looking like the company is freezing shipments of the device in some regions until the updated handsets are ready.

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It is being reported that Samsung have told some resellers over in Ireland that it will be supplying new stock without the problem next week. The problems with the sound look to have made Samsung to hold onto stock that was already available in some retailers.

So far neither Google nor Samsung have said what is causing the problem, whether it is the operating system or the hardware. If it is the hardware you would have thought the company would issue a recall for the handsets already sold, but if it is a software issue owners will want an update as soon as possible.

Unofficial testing has found the problem occurs in the bootloader mode, which has led some to think it could be a shielding problem. The speed that Samsung look to be having unaffected stock available in Ireland does suggest a software problem is the more likely cause.

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