The Samsung Galaxy Nexus officially went on sale on November 17, and so by now we're all supposed to be falling over ourselves with just how stupendously good both it and Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Only it's not working out that way. Early adopters have shown themselves to be less than happy on online forums, while Vodafone has decided not to make the handset available at all until the problems are resolved.
It seems the most annoying bug Galaxy Nexus users have found so far is one that mysteriously turns the volume down to its lowest setting completely at random. It could happen while you're transferring a file, but it could happen in the middle of an important call.
So far no fix – or even an explanation for the issue – has been found.
And that's enough to convince Vodafone that caution is the best approach at this stage, with the network having decided to hold off launching the handset until it's happy the various niggles have been addressed.
“We're continuing to test the Galaxy Nexus software to ensure our customers get the best possible experience of the device. We'll provide concrete details on availability once the testing process has been successfully completed,” a spokesperson confirmed.