If you've been eagerly awaiting the launch of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone, you may want to take a rain check for now.
Over at the XDA Developers forums, users have reported that the Samsung handset running Android Ice Cream Sandwich suffers from a hardware bug that forces the phone to automatically change the volume.
The problem has been documented when the Galaxy Nexus is placed close to another phone that's making a call on the 900MHz GSM band. Apparently the Galaxy Nexus has inadequate shielding, and the interference is causing the handset to rapidly trigger the volume down button.
While there are temporary solutions (like forcing the smartphone to run only in 3G), it may not always be convenient, especially if you're in an area where 3G coverage is spotty. This also happens on the bootloader level, as shown by the video below. … Read more