Galaxy Nexus Users Report Misbehaviors in Android 4.0

November 21, 2011
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    Despite early critics raving about its performance and sleekness, complaints from irked owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus have appeared all over the Internet regarding a couple of software glitches. Already available since November 17 in the U.K., Vodafone is still holding back from selling the handset possibly in light of the issue.

    Early adopters reported in the XDA Developers forums of what they call the SAV-Ghost or Self Aware Volume Ghost. As the name suggests, the phone is able to control the volume automatically on its own without user notification.

    According to one forum member, “This morning the volume went down on its down. I actually saw the volume bar appear and decrease, as if I was pushing down on the rocker. It happened twice.” The volume will be at times set so low that listening to a person during a call can be difficult.

    With the Samsung Galaxy Nexus being the first smartphone to run on the latest Android operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, apps and plugin issues are expected. As such, users also unsurprisingly reported some incompatible or missing apps from the Android Market. Among the notable ones include Flash Player, required by some websites for video playback, and the BBC iPlayer app.

    Google has confirmed recently that both Android 4.0 and the Galaxy Nexus don’t support Flash yet, and that it’s “normal,” since Adobe has yet to update the mobile version of the player so that it would support Android 4.0.

    What other odd behaviors have you noticed on your Galaxy Nexus?

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