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First Galaxy Nexus Sold in UK, Owner Has to Exchange It

By - Source: Engadget | B 26 comments

Android fans have been eagerly waiting for the release of the Galaxy Nexus. Though the phone still doesn't have a U.S. release date, the phone launched in the United Kingdom Thursday. Sadly, it seems the first phone sold was just a little bit screwy

Samsung UK on Thursday morning proudly tweeted this picture of the UK's first Galaxy Nexus owner. Sadly, it seems that toothy grin didn't last long. When Alex Ioannou got home, he realised that something was amiss. According to Engadget, he had trouble syncing with Gmail because the normal account set-up options were missing.

"Instead, his phone was apparently preloaded with a bunch of weird dev stuff -- including the handy option to 'Report a WTF condition,'" writes Sharif Sakr.

Alex has apparently since confirmed that he got a brand new Galaxy Nexus that is in perfect working order. However, neither Samsung nor Google have explained what was wrong with the first handset they sold in the UK.

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    Fusion777 , November 18, 2011 7:30 AM
    that shit was a collector's item. returning it? fail.
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    de5_Roy , November 18, 2011 6:52 AM
    wtf on arrival - wtfoa!
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    N.Broekhuijsen , November 18, 2011 8:58 AM
    Quote:
    -- including the handy option to 'Report a WTF condition,'" writes Sharif Sakr.


    Really goes to show how AWESOME the google dev atmosphere must be!
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    kikireeki , November 18, 2011 6:47 AM
    WTF?
  • 23 Hide
    de5_Roy , November 18, 2011 6:52 AM
    wtf on arrival - wtfoa!
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    goldenthunder , November 18, 2011 7:22 AM
    a development version of the phone?
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    eddieroolz , November 18, 2011 7:28 AM
    Ouch...
  • 30 Hide
    Fusion777 , November 18, 2011 7:30 AM
    that shit was a collector's item. returning it? fail.
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    N.Broekhuijsen , November 18, 2011 8:58 AM
    Quote:
    -- including the handy option to 'Report a WTF condition,'" writes Sharif Sakr.


    Really goes to show how AWESOME the google dev atmosphere must be!
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    win7guru , November 18, 2011 9:58 AM
    A WTF button is genius and should be included on all devices.
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    Filiprino , November 18, 2011 10:15 AM
    I'm loling hard. Report a WTF condition. Awesome!
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    JOSHSKORN , November 18, 2011 10:28 AM
    WTFRMA??
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    house70 , November 18, 2011 10:42 AM
    Nothing screwy here; it was a dev phone that got packaged by mistake for retail.
    A-plus for the WTF button.
  • 18 Hide
    belardo , November 18, 2011 11:33 AM
    For now on, all android phones should have a WTF button.

    Apple may not patent that.
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    billybobser , November 18, 2011 12:20 PM
    would've been wortha bundle
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    makistza , November 18, 2011 12:26 PM
    kala re vlaka to girises pisw????
    Disfimisi tis ellinikis eksipnadas eisai re file , an einai dinaton...
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    hoof_hearted , November 18, 2011 12:43 PM
    After you press Apples WTF button, you would get a popup saying you are holding it wrong.
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    Netherscourge , November 18, 2011 1:33 PM
    Another Faildroid device on the market. Just give in to the Dark Side and give Apple your soul.
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    slabbo , November 18, 2011 3:15 PM
    I'm sure they did this on purpose, what are the chances of it being the first phone? great viral publicity and free advertisement! I wonder if google patented the WTF button, would be pretty funny.
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    borisof007 , November 18, 2011 3:24 PM
    He should have sold it on eBay and bought 3 more galaxy nexuses with it.
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    getreal , November 18, 2011 3:31 PM
    What a joke. Bunch of amateurs. I am surprised they didn't just include an iPhone 4s in the case with a Samsung sticker over the Apple logo on the back!
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    house70 , November 18, 2011 3:45 PM
    getrealWhat a joke. Bunch of amateurs. I am surprised they didn't just include an iPhone 4s in the case with a Samsung sticker over the Apple logo on the back!

    ...and have the crappiest Nexus in the world? No, thanks. I prefer a phone loaded with devs software to a fashionable- only POS( i mean, iOS) device.
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    willwayne , November 18, 2011 4:30 PM
    I'm going to include a WTF report button in our latest GUI...'cause that's just awesome.
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