The hotly-anticipated Galaxy Nexus last week made its worldwide premier in the United Kingdom. However, while the rest of us were green with envy, it soon transpired that a huge number of British early adopters were having a problem with their new purchase. According to a poll conducted by XDA Developers shortly after launch, 60 percent of Galaxy Nexus users were seeing the volume on their phone go up and down of its own accord, a bug they soon dubbed the Self Aware Volume Ghost (SAV-Ghost). Though the cause of the problem is unknown, users have figured out that it happens most often during phone calls, or when the radio is being switched from 3G to 2G, or in areas of poor signal, and only on phones that use 900Mhz for 2G coverage.
Google today responded to the many complaints it received regarding the issue. The search giant confirmed that it was aware of the volume issue and said it had already developed a fix that it planned to roll out as soon as possible. The company didn't provide much else in the way of information regarding the issue, such as the cause, but the company's statement suggests that this is not a hardware issue, as the folks at XDA initially thought. With any luck, this means early adopters have avoided the inconvenience of a recall, however, we still have no time frame for a rollout of the fix.
Google's statement: "We are aware of the volume issue and have developed a fix. We will update devices as soon as possible."