“We’re currently rolling out a fix for the volume issue which will reach everyone in the coming week,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.
The Nexus was released almost two weeks ago and within five days, the news of a bug in the Ice Cream Sandwich powered flagship spread like wildfire. Its a very unusual bug that causes the volume to sometimes drop to nothing, stopping you from hearing phone calls, music or ringtones.
O2′s UK forum saw posts from confused owners such as this one from a user called finchilla: “Got my Galaxy Nexus on Friday night and so far I’ve been pretty impressed on the whole, however, the volume seems to have a ghost which makes it go up and down at its own accord!!”
…the user goes on to say, “I don’t even have to be touching it and when it happens you have to wait for the volume bar to disappear before you can use the screen!!”
We reported about an unofficial, warranty voiding fix on Monday but it requires an unlocked bootloader and there’s a risk you could end up with a nice shiny brick, so we recommend users hold out for the official fix!
With the fix now here, lets see if the un-bugged Galaxy Nexus has a positive affect for Android sales. We saw yesterday that reports for last month shows Apple with a 42.8 per cent share of all smart phone sales, compared to Android’s 35 per cent.