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Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update presents GPS bug

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was one of the first devices to get the update to Jelly Bean (at least on some carriers), but that may not necessarily be a good thing. Apparently, Jelly Bean didn't come as bug-free as we'd hoped it would, with some Galaxy Nexus users reporting a bug that messes with the phone's GPS capabilities. The bug can make it difficult for your Galaxy Nexus to get a proper GPS fix, which could complicate things if you're trying to get somewhere and were planning to rely on your phone's GPS to do so.

Signal issues arrive after Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update

Last week Google released the latest version of Android, version 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich to multiple devices. One of those, the Galaxy Nexus, appears to be having problems. We are now starting to see and hear multiple reports that users are experiencing signal problems and loss of signal since accepting the official OTA update. Below are multiple screenshots and links with all the information.

Google Play Store bug scares Samsung owners with Russian email app

There's been a considerable amount of confusion today surrounding Samsung smartphones, the Google Play Store, and a previously benign app specializing in email for Russians. A bunch of Galaxy-series phones have inexplicably had "МТС Мобильная Почта" (Mobile Mail) from QJSC Mobile Telesystems installed on their phones via a Google Play update without ever seeing it before. What's even more concerning is that the app can't be uninstalled, and there's no explanation for affected users.

Is your Gmail app flickering or broken? Google’s preparing a fix

Making the rounds as of late is news that Google's Gmail app for Android has developed some sort of nasty bug. Personally I've had zero issues but we are hearing about flickering problems, freezing, and even becoming completely unresponsive. If you are experiencing any of the mentioned issues don't worry, Google is said to be working on a fix or have already put one in place to ease your pain.

Galaxy S II GPS errors recognized by Vodafone

Those of you with a Galaxy S II on Vodafone's network may have been experiencing some GPS connection issues after your OTA update to 2.3.3. This doesn't strike me as too surprising, as Samsung Androids have had a brief history of GPS bugs. Whats been happening on these plagued Galaxy S II's is the GPS either takes too long to home in on your location or simply never does. Unlike some carriers Vodafone definitely took these complaints seriously.

Qualcomm teases Snapdragon efficiency, 100% bug powered smartphone [Video]

Yes you read the title right, that says 100% bug powered smartphone and that is exactly what we have. Today Qualcomm has presented us with the "Bug Circus Generator" where they've neatly gathered a few speedy Praying Mantis and tossed them on unicycles and a Tarantula on a treadmill and rigged them to generate tiny amounts of electricity. What do you get? A 100% bug powered smartphone thanks to the extremely efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

Nexus S Update Available Now, Bringing in Bug Fixes and Map Update

Just under a week after its launch, it seems the Nexus S has been pushed an OTA update. XDA member, rocketragz, just noticed the update and it said it included bug fixes as well as a map update. The original thread over at XDA is all over the place. There have been reports of receiving it on the East and West coasts as well as being pegged as build# GRH78 - Android 2.3.1. GRH78 - Android 2.3.1:
  • 1.9Mb file stating Bug fixes and Maps fixes
  • Browser lag appears to be fixed
  • Blurry MMS fix [?]
  • Bug Fixes
As with all OTA updates, it may take some time for you to be pushed the download. Have any of you noticed an update ready for download for the Nexus S? Have you noticed any significant changes? Let us know in the comment section below!

Android Community Week In Review – Week 38 2010

This week was clearly the week of updates for Android devices across all carriers and manufacturers. The Droid X got the much anticipated, although a bit buggy, Froyo 2.2 Upgrade, while other manufacturers were pushing out general updates for their devices. Google’s CEO commented on requiring device makers to have a fresh, non-customized option of Android ready to download if the end-user so chooses. And finally the T-Mobile G2 made was available for pre-order.

Samsung Fascinate Known Launch Bugs According to Verizon

No cellphone can ship perfectly with no bugs. Usually it is up to the end users via forums to find and report such bugs. This is not the case with the Samsung Fascinate that launched 2 days ago online and yesterday in stores. In fact a document with all of the know bugs has been shared with the folks at Boy Genius Report.
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