Multitouch bug hits Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Multitouch bug hits Samsung Galaxy NexusOn paper, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one of the most formidable smartphones ever made, with a blisteringly fast processor, a great 4.65in screen, and of course Android Ice Cream Sandwich on board.

Yet its impact has been blunted by a couple of embarrassing niggles that have made a mockery of its so-called prestige release status: first there was the volume control glitch, and now users are complaining about problems with multitouch.

The Galaxy Nexus was announced two months ago to the day now, the third in a line of Nexus-branded handsets that have rolled out in conjunction with major new versions of Android.

In the Galaxy Nexus' case that new version is of course Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and so far opinions about the latest Android offering remain broadly positive.

Instead, it's been the Samsung hardware itself that has received less-than-stellar reviews. First came the volume control glitch that saw the handset randomly drop volume when being used in 2G mode.

Now comes the potentially more troubling news that users have been experiencing multitouch issues when using the Galaxy Nexus is landscape mode – such as when gaming.

It's still early days in terms of figuring out what is causing the bug – and coming up with a fix – but it seems that turning the screen off then on again is one way of resolving the problem. The bad news, however, is that the bug is repeatable, so could be back at any time.

There's no doubt that Samsung and Google will be working hard to come up with a fix, but we can't imagine this was how they wanted to mark the handset's two-month birthday.

Via Engadget

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 19, 2011 at 10:05

Guess that is to be expected when a company churns out a model per week :p. ???

Also: exact figures would be interesting, of course. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is flying off the shelves. Is this really a (significantly) common bug? Or just a headline-grabbing fluke?

Stelph  Dec. 19, 2011 at 11:35

Would be interesting Jan, unfortunalty the people who get a bug and are hugely vocal about it tend to get a lot more interest from the press than what is propably the silent majority who have no problems and are happy with their new monster phones!

danstheman600  Dec. 19, 2011 at 22:25

Guess that is to be expected when a company churns out a model per week :p. ???

Also: exact figures would be interesting, of course. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is flying off the shelves. Is this really a (significantly) common bug? Or just a headline-grabbing fluke?


actually google makes one. samsung makes if averaging out the 4 galaxy phones one phone every 3 months.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 20, 2011 at 08:06

dan, I said "churns out a MODEL per week"...not a Galaxy. Google, to be clear, makes no hardware. Thet don't make phones. And yes, I was exaggerating, but Samsung, like Htc, do make a lot of devices. And not all are perfect - just look at our Galaxy Ace thread ;)

But again: I do reckon this may well be a no-story. A small number of disappointed users. Or maybe not. We'll see.

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