Samsung comments on Galaxy Nexus volume bug – fix developed, update coming soon

Samsung has finally put something on the record regarding the odd 2G interference volume glitch that’s been causing much angst among Galaxy Nexus buyers. Rather disappointingly, Samsung’s basically put out the same generic statement Google has been sending out to anyone that contacts it on the matter, saying:

Regarding the Galaxy Nexus, we are aware of the volume issue and have developed a fix. We will update devices as soon as possible.

That’s taken from the battle-scarred Samsung UK Facebook page. At least it’s a start. These two will have been emailing each other quite a lot over the last few days.

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It’ll be interesting to see what the fix is, and what form it tales. And whether it’s a rough & ready botch job or not.

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  1. Mike

     /  November 23, 2011

    They will disable volume UP/Down control as we know it, and volume will have to be manipulated with onscreen menu (just add a volume button to virtual buttons bar at the bottom of the screen).

    This buttons can be used for taking pictures (Volume up to focus, volume down to take the shot)
    And you can use a remote phone to trigger the shot (just make a phone call near by) without touching the phone (no more motion blur with handshake holing the phone :)

    Or they can use the volume UP/Down input circuit lines will be used for 900Mhz Radio Frequency detection.

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  2. This is quite pathetic… They should apply the fix much, much sooner than ‘as soon as possible’.

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    • Mike

       /  November 24, 2011

      You know, sending OTA hardware bug fixes it’s still not revealed how they are going to accomplish ;) maybe the Santa can do-it over night without no one noticing :P

      Anyway, I suspect that including a small capacitor in volume UP/Down circuit lines would be enough to fix it, but that would be a hardware fix.

      If these input lines were analog, they could change the threshold for considering a button press, but I suppose that they are using digital input lines, so if they are going to make a software fix, it has to ignore the pulses from RF interference, maybe react only when state is ON for longer than half second or something like this… just hope it doesn’t use much CPU cycles for this.

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