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Samsung and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) have acknowledged an annoying bug in the brand-new Galaxy Nexus that would cause the volume to fluctuate uncontrollably. A software fix is promised for those in the U.K. who purchased the phone in its first week on the planet but the problem likely won’t affect the pending U.S. launch.
Overall, the Galaxy Nexus is considered the best Android phone produced to date: although that’s the common refrain attached to a lead-device launch that showcases a new version of Android, in this case, Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. However, the issue with the volume controls apparently affected enough people to where Google was forced to step in with a patch, which the company confirmed to The Verge will be coming shortly.
According to CNET UK, the volume bug appears to only be a problem for certain Galaxy Nexus customers on O2 and Vodafone (NYSE: VOD), which use a different frequency for 2G connectivity than other U.K. carriers which haven’t seen the same problems. That same frequency–900MHz–is not used by either T-Mobile or AT&T (NYSE: T) in the U.S.
It seems that Samsung and Google aren’t going to make the November window that many had expected would serve as the U.S. debut of the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon’s network. The companies never promised such a date, but many had expected them to get the new phone out before the Black Friday madness of holiday shopping. Business Insider reported Tuesday that the phone will now arrive in December.