On 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.