Fixed Samsung Galaxy Nexus stock has arrived in the UK, with a software patch in place to address the volume bug that affects existing handsets when using 2G 900MHz networks. The new supplies have been updated with new software by Samsung, retailer Clove claims, though it’s still not exactly clear what the amended firmware actually does to the Ice Cream Sandwich handset.
The news fits with reports from pre-order customers in Ireland last Thursday, who told SlashGear that they’d been advised by retailers that a fresh batch of Galaxy Nexus was due in this week. Again, the expectation was that software rather than hardware could address the smartphone’s problem, which presents as wildly fluctuating volume when the Nexus is being used on the 900MHz band.
An unofficial release of a patch to fix the volume bug took place yesterday, tipped to be the same package that Samsung itself will release for existing owners imminently. Neither the Korean company nor Google have said exactly when early-adopters will get that new software, though we’ve heard independently that the patch will be one of a number of minor tweaks and bugfixes Google has been working on since the Galaxy Nexus first went on sale.
More on the Galaxy Nexus in the full SlashGear review.