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Galaxy Nexus To Get Signal Strength Fix


Computer World reports that the Galaxy Nexus Verizon LTE variant is about to get a update that addresses some data issues that have seem to have stricken Google’s flagship device. However, the update isn’t as extensive on the surface as customers suffering from data issues might have hoped.

Remember the iPhone 4 “antennagate” issue? Beyond the fact that the antenna design was flawed, Apple said that the formula the iPhone 4 initially used to figure out how many signal strength bars to display on screen was inaccurate. As a result, people thought they were getting better reception than they actually were. Apple decided to adopt AT&T’s signal strength formula and made a part of a software update.

Verizon says that a similar issue affects their variant of the Galaxy Nexus, except in this case, the signal strength indicator is said to be too accurate.  Users are questioning whether the indicator is the problem due to 4G data drops and seemingly random switches between 4G and 3G but Verizon insists that people are seeing better signal reported on other LTE devices strictly due to the fact that those devices use the less accurate signal strength formula.

One can’t help but wonder if a more substantive fix will be wrapped up in this update on the sly to avoid iPhone 4 like levels of embarrassment for Verizo
n, Google and Samsung?

While the update rollout schedule isn’t announced yet, we’ll be sure to keep you updated as soon as it drops!

Source: Computer World


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