Google Nexus 4 owners: What’s that buzzing?

Google Nexus 4 owners: What’s that buzzing?The LG-built Google Nexus 4 sold out in just over 30 minutes when it went on sale a couple of weeks ago, and there’s still no sign of further stock on Google Play, causing many customers to rip off their pants in frustration.

But there’s a new twist to the tale, as we’re hearing that many early Nexus 4 adopters are reporting a strange buzzing sound emanating from the device.

Remember the official Android issue tracker we were talking about the other day? In the story about Google finally addressing the 2.5 year-old Android issue?

Head over to said tracker, and you’ll find Issue 39936: Nexus 4 constant buzzing in earpiece.

The issue reporter explains: “When listening to earpiece, one can hear buzzing and clicking. It's very faint (>5" away can't hear it).  Not sure if it's a shielding issue, or something that can actually be fixed.”

The Nexus 4 buzzing issue has been starred by a further 145 people, with 130+ comments at the time of writing. Some users report a constant buzzing, while others reckon it only occurs when they make or receive calls.

Interestingly, one chaps muses: “wonder if they didn't sell out rather then pull the current stock due to this issue? Either way ill be keeping a close eye on this issue”.

Google has yet to comment on the Nexus 4 buzzing issue, and with regards to Nexus 4 stock, says only: “We are out of inventory. Please check back soon.”

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13 comments

Pondlife  Nov. 26, 2012 at 12:11

Interestingly, one chaps muses: “wonder if they didn't sell out rather then pull the current stock due to this issue? Either way ill be keeping a close eye on this issue”.

Well that makes no sense, either they knew about it already in which case why sell any or they found out about after it had sold out and people started receiving them.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 26, 2012 at 13:05

Interestingly, one chaps muses: “wonder if they didn't sell out rather then pull the current stock due to this issue? Either way ill be keeping a close eye on this issue”.

Well that makes no sense, either they knew about it already in which case why sell any or they found out about after it had sold out and people started receiving them.

+1

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 26, 2012 at 13:05

Judging by all the issues that 4.2/N4 seems to be having, I'm pretty glad I was busy during the time it took them to sell out.

Pondlife  Nov. 26, 2012 at 13:20

Yeah think waiting to see if second batch is better, surprised they've not patched the contact calendar and some of the other issues yet.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 26, 2012 at 13:31

Yeah think waiting to see if second batch is better, surprised they've not patched the contact calendar and some of the other issues yet.
Almost like they know there's only about 5 users worldwide...

Pondlife  Nov. 26, 2012 at 13:34

So it's outselling Nokia already you reckon ;)

lcurdie / MOD  Nov. 26, 2012 at 13:34

Interestingly, one chaps muses: “wonder if they didn't sell out rather then pull the current stock due to this issue? Either way ill be keeping a close eye on this issue”.

Well that makes no sense, either they knew about it already in which case why sell any or they found out about after it had sold out and people started receiving them.

+1


Oh, you boys. I don't give much credence to the notion that the issue resulted in the initial sell-out scenario, but it might explain why we haven't heard a peep in almost two weeks. Or not.

Pondlife  Nov. 26, 2012 at 13:36

Ah well that's not what he said ;) The silence is odd, as is them still not letting you pre-order the next batch.
3g N7 went back in stock though

bez  Nov. 26, 2012 at 13:41

Not noticed anything like this on my N4 16GB. But then again I do have tinnitus :-)

BTW re the calendar issue - it's a combo box on the people app for adding birthdays. Hardly stopping day to day use is it :)

You can just install a different app or do it on contacts.google.com if you're that desperate.

What other issues are there??

lcurdie / MOD  Nov. 26, 2012 at 13:45

Ah well that's not what he said ;) The silence is odd, as is them still not letting you pre-order the next batch.
You were supposed to read between the lines. Or, better still, read my thoughts. Apologies if that wasn't clear.
3g N7 went back in stock though
Indeed.

Pondlife  Nov. 26, 2012 at 14:46

Ah well that's not what he said ;) The silence is odd, as is them still not letting you pre-order the next batch.
You were supposed to read between the lines. Or, better still, read my thoughts. Apologies if that wasn't clear.


No way I'm reading that mind ;)

AaronUser  Nov. 26, 2012 at 17:50

Judging by all the issues that 4.2/N4 seems to be having, I'm pretty glad I was busy during the time it took them to sell out.

Diagree, sorry. I bought two. One for me and other for wife. Both are working perfectly and ZERO issues. Best device I have purchased for the price (and im a big Samsung fan for many years and have owned them all).

Delta5  Nov. 26, 2012 at 17:50

Buzzgate?

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