Verizon Galaxy Nexus Owners Facing Signal Issues

December 17, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Galaxy Nexus Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone is in many hands now in the US on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

The device, as you know, opened to some rave reviews soon after release. And now, the handset has popped up again in the news due to some signal issues.

Customers have begun complaining of weak signal strength on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

The drop in signal strength in the 4G LTE handset after purchase is one serious issue, and many find the occurrence as irritating.


Even with no drop in the signal, the smartphone remains in the 3G network. To switch back to the 4G network, users are forced to toggle the Airplane Mode. Meanwhile some claim that they have to reboot the handset because issue was not solved even with toggling to the Airplane Mode.  The handset, incidentally, had excellent 4G coverage for about 4 hours from the time of buying.

First, it was thought that the signal problem was due to bad coverage in specific areas. But the increasing number of complaints from different users point out that this is not a region-limited issue. Some reports say that the issue started after the Android 4.0.2 update was installed.

One of the users was quoted as saying that the problem was solved after he contacted Verizon tech support. He says after fixing the issue, the handset started to receive double data speeds!

Remember, signal issues were reported in the Nexus S 4G too earlier. We hope the Galaxy Nexus does not have problems with the hardware. If the problem is due to a software problem, we think an OS update would fix it.

Tells us if you are among the users having signal problems with the new Galaxy Nexus.

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