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Galaxy Nexus volume bug: software fix on the way

There have been reports of various issues with the Galaxy Nexus’ volume control, however it now appears a software fix is on the way.

Since it launched last week, owners of the Galaxy Nexus have been reporting problems with the volume, including random muting and a inconsistent response when the rocker is used. It was actually reported on Google’s bug tracker website, where it stated: ‘Volume drops to nothing seemingly at random, volume rocker becomes unresponsive for a few seconds.‘

We tested the Galaxy Nexus in London over the weekend and had no volume-related issues at all. However a friend of ours based in the country used the handset and has reported problems.

At the time there were reports that it was a problem related to interference caused by dropping to the 2G signal used across Europe. Because it affected other phones, there were reports it might be a hardware issue.

Android Police got an official response from Google’s PR: ‘We are aware of the volume issue and have developed a fix. We will update devices as soon as possible.’

It’s certainly good news for Galaxy Nexus users that the problem is software related, as opposed to a problem with the hardware, however there’s no news on when the update will be available.

Via: Android Police