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Worsening Galaxy Nexus bug reported by numerous users

When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus first released in the UK many owners reported of a strange issue with the sound, and the fact it would lower itself all on its own. This was eventually fixed via a software update ahead of the US release of the handset. Today we have news that the Galaxy Nexus likes to reboot itself for some users, so does your handset have similar issues?

The Galaxy Nexus has been pretty well received since it became available from users and reviewers alike, but the world’s first Android Ice Cream Sandwich running device seems to have developed a strange problem. An article over at BGR is reporting that numerous owners of the device are reporting a bug where the handset will randomly reboot itself.

At the moment the exact cause of the issue is unknown with the largest amount of reports coming from users with the GSM version of the smartphone. It is thought though that some owners of the CDMA version of the Galaxy Nexus are also experiencing the issue.

It is not just a few devices being hit by the problem and is pretty widespread, and happens while users are streaming music, playing games, and even when the device is sitting in standby. Users are reporting that the problem gets worse as time goes on as well. Google has made it known that it is aware of the issue and is currently looking into it.

The problem could cause some embarrassment for both Google and Samsung considering it’s the platforms flagship operating system, and comes after some users reported 4G LTE connection issues with the handset. Hopefully there will be a solution offered soon to ease owner’s frustrations.

Do you have a Galaxy Nexus and experienced the issue?

Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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FfitchnerHtgffDennis LeeTrollmannen Recent comment authors

I am on CDMA verizon version on release day, and have no issues with this issue. So far this has been a perfect device.


do have a problem when on a phone call that requires my input, such as
“press 1 for…”, etc. The phone “pad” (numbers) go dark and won’t allow
any inputs. This will happen nearly every time I pull the phone away
from my face to enter the numbers!!


I have the verizon version. So far no problems with automatic reboot. I hope I do not experience what people have been reporting. So far the phone has been working well.

Dennis Lee

I had this issue, took it back to the verizon store got a new one and have not had the problem ever since. It’s now been about 2 weeks since I exchanged it.


I got this issue alright. Got my GSM Galaxy on Friday and I’ve had it reboot on me 4-5 times. It’s also frozen completely once, with battery removal the only remedy.

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