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Samsung promises Galaxy Nexus fix

Mat Bettinson
Samsung promises Galaxy Nexus fix

Following reports of an erratic volume control bug, Samsung and Google said that a software fix has already been developed for the Android 4.0 superphone.

Reports emerged that a large number of owners of the Galaxy Nexus GSM version were experiencing random changes in volume related to the use of 2G networks. The issue seemed to be related to the volume control hardware as the problem could also be seen even in the bootloader where the volume keys move up and down through the menus.

Samsung kept quiet about the issue but later Google released a statement saying: "We are aware of the volume issue and have developed a fix. We will update devices as soon as possible."

Samsung has since tweeted Google's words verbatim.

The ability to provide a software patch is surprising since evidence suggests that a hardware error is to blame. Galaxy Nexus owners have provided logs from their device which show that when on a 2G network a device called the "tuna-gpio-keypad" experiences a buffer overrun, presumably swamped with erroneous input.

British retailer Handtec said that the firm had ceased shipping until Samsung responded to the issue. The company now says that stock delivery has been delayed 48-hours.

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