Samsung’s (News - Alert) Galaxy Nexus had people complaining recently about its volume control, which sometimes scurried up and down on its own. This setback was likely caused by an issue in mobile operating system Android (News - Alert) 4.0.
The sound volume issue has led many people to receive phone calls that were either too quiet or uncomfortably loud. Although Samsung and Google (News - Alert) haven’t revealed many details as to what could be causing these problems, they promise that an update will be available sometime in the near future. Details about when this update will be available remain foggy.
"We are aware of the volume issue and have developed a fix. We will update devices as soon as possible,” says a spokesman in an email message. This obviously leaves many questions, but it at least makes the point that the companies are aware that the issue exists and are working on a fix for the phone released last week.
As far as phone owners are concerned, they report that the problem exists regardless of carrier or networking medium used. One says, “I was already awake and had not touched the phone yet, the alarm sounded for a second and then went silent. Thought that was weird so checked the phone and the volume was down. I can't trust the alarm to wake me up now for work!”
Another user posted on O2 (News - Alert) forums, saying, “Got my Galaxy Nexus on Friday night and so far I've been pretty impressed on the whole, however, the volume seems to have a ghost which makes it go up and down at its own accord!! I don't even have to be touching it and when it happens you have to wait for the volume bar to disappear before you can use the screen!!”
Miguel Leiva-Gomez is a professional writer with experience in computer sciences, technology, and gadgets. He has written for multiple technology and travel outlets and owns his own tech blog called The Tech Guy, where he writes educational, informative, and sometimes comedic articles for an audience that is less versed in technology.
Edited by Rich Steeves