It seems that the new Google/Samsung Galaxy Nexus is having a little “antennagate” of its own. After Twitter user Jack Doyle tweeted to Verizon about signal strength issues he’s experiencing with his Galaxy Nexus, the Verizon Wireless Support team confirmed: “The signal strength issue is currently being investigated. We don’t have an ETA, but a software update is being developed.”
Now before you get nervous, this isn’t a real antennagate scenario like the iPhone 4 chaos of last year — albeit it is fun to joke about. There’s no right or wrong way of holding your Galaxy Nexus and Verizon seems to think that the connectivity problems currently plaguing the Galaxy Nexus are software-related, not hardware-related. Additionally, it doesn’t look like signal strength is a problem for all Galaxy Nexus owners, just a select few.
Phew. That’s a relief, right Galaxy Nexus owners? Though on the downside, you won’t be getting a free case.
The Galaxy Nexus launched in foreign countries back in November and it didn’t get to Verizon in the United States until December 14th. With the exception of this tiny signal strength wrinkle and an early volume bug in international markets, it has received abundant praise.
IntoMobile’s own Marin Perez reviewed the Verizon version today, calling it “quite an impressive device” and a joy to use.