Why Is The Galaxy Nexus Spontaneously Rebooting?

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The arrival of the Galaxy Nexus this past fall went over quite smoothly for a phone that’s also serving as the introduction of a major OS revision. That said, we did see a fair number of minor issues pop up in the weeks following the phone’s release. There was the volume bug, which would surprisingly start adjusting itself on its own, as well as reports of touchscreen anomalies. Then, once the Verizon LTE version arrived, there was the issue with 4G signal strength appearing under-reported. Amidst all this, there’s apparently been another issue lurking in the background, with a number of users experiencing a series of device resets.

In a thread on Google’s support forums, users have been reporting these resets since the middle of last month. Dozens and dozens of owner experiences have been posted since then, both with the original HSPA+ and LTE models, and while they all note running across random resets, it’s hard to spot a clear pattern to the issue. Some only see problems when charging their phone, others when using certain apps. Some return phone after phone, never seeming to find one free from this issue, while others swap-out their hardware and find the replacement works like a charm.

The good news is that Google’s aware of these reports, even if it hasn’t yet come forward with a theory on what’s going on, nor on how these resets might be prevented. For now, be patient if your Galaxy Nexus is misbehaving; with any luck, Google will have a solution for for your worries in the near future.

Source: Google

Via: BGR

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!