Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus problems via GottaBeMobile
It’s fair to say that when the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone was released towards the end of last year it was one of the most highly awaited phones of the year, running on the latest Android 4.0 ICS operating system. Although it remains a hugely popular handset there have been some concerns and today we want to focus on Verizon Galaxy Nexus problems as issues still appear to be ongoing.
We’ll be looking at three main problems that Galaxy Nexus owners on Verizon are encountering and to get an idea of how widespread these concerns are we’d like to hear from readers about whether they have any of these difficulties. An interesting article on Gotta Be Mobile tells one mans story of owning the Galaxy Nexus for the last 5 months and helps us get an overall picture of some of the problems that owners have been facing.
Adam Mills tells how since he had his Verizon Galaxy Nexus he met with various problems that eventually added up so that he temporarily went back to using an iPhone 3GS. He recently decided to try his Galaxy Nexus again only to find that far from finding an improvement his previous issues seemed to be getting worse. Have you faced any of the problems that Mills is still having?
Firstly, a microphone issue was reported by some users when the phone was first released, whereby the microphone cuts out during calls. Mills notes that this used to happen occasionally with his Galaxy Nexus when he was using it regularly but when he tried out his Galaxy Nexus again it happened every single time he made a call. Within 30 seconds the microphone would cut out.
Another major issue that Mills found was the battery life of his Galaxy Nexus. Although he had already expected the battery life to be average he had dealt with this by purchasing the extended battery but to no avail. He found that the battery life simply dives even though he’s careful not to be running multitudes of apps and not overworking the phone. To add to his woes other Galaxy Nexus owners of his acquaintance find the battery life to be perfectly adequate.
Finally his Galaxy Nexus suffered from random reboots since he first purchased it and when he recently tried it out again for the weekend this occurred three times, even more often than it had happened previously. Other more minor glitches noticed were the speaker volume being low and the phone seeming sluggish. Mills did point out though, that for all its faults he does appreciate the 4G LTE connectivity of his Galaxy Nexus and its HD display.
A software update (4.0.4) is expected for the Galaxy Nexus and there are rumors it could arrive today. If that happens then Mills hopes that many of these issues will be fixed and as the update has been five months in the making we’d also hope that by now Verizon and Google should have found a way to sort out these problems.
We’d like to hear your views on this. Are you a Verizon Galaxy Nexus user and have noticed any of these problems yourself? Do you wonder why it has taken to long to make a software fix available? Have any issues spoilt your enjoyment of your phone or has the phone wowed you enough that you can forgive some glitches? Let us know by sending your comments.