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Known issues with the Galaxy Nexus
This thread is for known hardware/software issues with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. If you discover an issue, either post in this thread or PM me or mods. I'll keep this original post updated with the most pertanent info.
Note: I'd like to keep battery life and signal strength discussions out for now. There are plenty of other threads for those and those are common complaints for almost all phones. However, we can approach those subjects if software/firmware updates seem to affect them.
Please see this excellent writeup on the Galaxy Nexus 4G signal.
AnandTech - Investigating the Galaxy Nexus LTE Signal Issue
It may not explain everything, and certainly there are members who are having problems, but it does help explain why the GNex shows lower signal readings compared to other phones, and also disspells the myth that the GNex has the exact same radios as the Charge. The 4G radio is an evolution different.
Issue 1: File transfers unreliable
Issue 2: WiFi bootlooping
Issue 3: Artifacts while playing videos in low light
File transfers over USB cable from computers is unreliable. There are reports that coping files from the phone works ok, but trying to copy files to the phone causes issues. I've tried this both on XP, Vista, and Win7 and had the same issues with intermittant transfers, timing out, and other issues. For example, my ringtones transferred fine, but I couldn't transfer any pictures.
Possible smack myself in the forehead moment. For all those with issues transferring files, try using the USB cable that comes with the unit. I just tried it, and all my transfers worked fine. I have a USB->MicroUSB cable that I leave plugged into my computer to hook up to various devices. Apparently, there was something about this cable the GNex didn't like.
This has been discussed on XDA. The problem has to do with lack of true USB host mode. Or could it just be the cable you are using?
There are a couple of workarounds:
Easiest: Download Airdroid from the market. It lets you wirelessly connect to your phone and control it, including transferring files. Can't believe it's free, works pretty slick (Must use Chrome or Firefox, don't use IE)
Moderate: In CWM, mount USB storage. I'm going to try this to see how well it works.
Issue 4: Extra audio clicking sounds
Issue 5: Power button problem after rooting
Issue 6: Keyboard lag
Issue 7: Bluetooth controls only work with Google music
Issue 8: Slow transfer speeds connecting with computer
Issue 9: Voice to text feature inconsistant