Galaxy Nexus has received a very warm welcome from critics and the public, but it is facing a problem or in other words a complaint has been received for Galaxy Nexus regarding its signal strength.
It appears that some sort of software bug is causing the Verizon version of the Ice Cream Sandwich flagship to get fewer bars than it should. While the details are still foggy, a Verizon rep has tweeted that the company is aware of the bug ad is working to get it resolved via a software update.
Signal issues have related to dropped calls and a difficulty in getting full bars on LTE. Some have needed to toggle Airplane Mode on/off in order to improve connectivity. It isn’t a universal problem, but enough users have complained to make it a significant issue.
By fortune Verizon is aware of the problem and is working to resolve it, what exactly that is, we don’t know; a rep’s tweet merely said that it is being investigated, and that an update is being developed. That statement leaves Verizon with a lot of wiggle room, so we don’t know if the company has nailed anything down or is just wafting PR flames while it searches. One thing it does converse is that the bug is related to software, not hardware. As the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus has had no such issues, this isn’t surprising.
In the meantime, we wouldn’t recommend letting this influence your purchasing decision. We have tested on four different Verizon Galaxy Nexus units, and have been unable to reproduce the issue. These things have a way of getting blown out of proportion. While it’s unfortunate that anyone is having signal problems, it’s easy to walk away with the impression that the phone can’t provide a solid signal. It can and will provide a solid signal — it just may not provide an excellent signal for everyone!
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