…and you thought your Nexus 10 was buggy

With Google’s Nexus series, experiencing a bug or two in the latest Android software is nothing new. But how about finding a real bug crawling around under your screen? Such is the misfortune of one new Nexus 10 owner. After several days of normal use he came home to find an ant crawling around between the tablet’s screen and display glass. The ant promptly died, creating the only thing worse than a dead pixel.

How the ant got there in the first place we may never know. Pay tribute to the tiny insect adventurer at the source link below.

[via XDA | Thanks, Atmazzz]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alexander-Drizzy-Rojas/100000186636833 Alexander Drizzy Rojas

    You have ever right to be antsy :p

    • JoeyKhache

      I see what you did there ;).

  • Faiz Abideen

    Poor Ant :(

  • http://twitter.com/FaMiCuS FaMiCuS

    Now would that bug be covered under warranty?

    • Michael Lee

      Being that it died, I guess so. :(

  • sc0rch3d

    Google is hinting at a future OS release when they will be following the animal naming convention

    • Covert_Death

      ant… barracuda.. crocodile…. i like ittttt

      • LawrenceMcatee

        we still have to get to lemon merrang…

  • FreakFly

    Samsung needs to learn what a “clean room” is for manufacturing and assembly…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003794116761 Mark Washington

    4.2 jelly bean has a problem with bluetooth media playing music

  • b_to_the_randon

    Can we get the lizard who plays ant squash over here now?


    I know. There have been many cases of devices infested with Lice and Bed Bugs, almost exclusively form Apple on account of poor sanitary conditions in their factories in Asia.
    That’s why I recommend sanitizing all iPhones and iPad devices in the Microwave for 90 seconds on the High setting.

    • Michael Lee

      Great idea!

    • http://www.phandroid.com Kevin Krause

      I see what you did there…

    • Crimsonshadow774


    • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

      You had me going with your sanitation suggestions for a split second, haha.

    • XtremeMorph

      OMG, that works perfectly, thanks.

    • Ryan O’Neill

      THanks for the suggestion! Tried it on my mom’s iPhone and it is noticeably more usable now

  • Abhijeet Mishra

    “The ant promptly died, creating the only thing worse than a dead pixel.”

    Only one comment on this: bad luck of the highest order >.>

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amir-Salach/691182396 Amir Salach

    i remember 4 years ago i bought a new DELL 20″ widescreen monitor for my desktop and after a month all of a sudden there was a small ant crawling under the glass in the bottom right corner. she died after a week or so so im guessing that until this day she is dead buried in the bottom of my screen lol.

    • bmg314

      “She”? O.o

      • davo77

        worker ants and bees are female

      • koolkat2

        Her name was Emma

    • Michael Landauer

      I had a similar experience with a Dell monitor. A small bug (not an ant, but some kind of small bug) got under the glass. For a couple days I could see it slowly moving across the screen. It finally died in there and it’s still stuck there in its LCD grave.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/MMcCraryNJ Michael McCrary

    This is rare, but not unheard of. But before anyone comments about how Samsung builds theses devices in “dirty” or “disgusting” locations, know that this could have happened after delivery as well. Who’s to say the guy didn’t leave the device on the kitchen table or something where an ant wandered into the headphone port? Also, the whole “dirty Chinese factories” argument doesn’t apply here either, since Samsung manufactures these in Korea.

    It’s a moot point anyway, it will be replaced under 14-day return/exchange.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      Headphone port? I highly doubt the headphone port would give access to the display even for an ant.

    • XtremeMorph

      Dude… read the full comment, the dude is trying to tell a joke. Especially the last sentence.

  • PhilNelwyn

    Well, the bug’s fixed now…

    • jdeezy30


  • bob

    This could cause a SERIOUS problem while trying to play Ant Smasher.

  • Havoc70

    (Theme of the Pink Panther) Dead ant dead ant…Sorry had to

  • NexusKoolaid

    There’s been a game called Ant Smasher in the play store for quite some time. Looks like Google is pre-installing it now.

  • Rob Wild

    I call BS on the factory ant. There is more to this than we know. Not saying it didn’t happen at the factory, it’s possible… but.

  • ColorblindMonk

    And this is how the term “bug” came to be. Hope he gets this one worked out.

  • Unorthodox

    That’s a hell lot higher than retina resolution.
    Even bugs in Android have better resolution than iOS’.

  • kusgan

    JellyBean inside nexus10? What is sweeter than that. Ant magnet…

  • Basse

    This reminds me of a small creepy crawly thing that lived in the speedometer housing on my wifes brand new motorbike. At first we thought it was a cool animation around the digital lcd odometer as it was running round and round the display edge. To our surprice the animationstopped as the tiny millipede thingy got tired if it and ran away, disappearing under the speedo dial. It’s still there curled up in a corner of the dial, RIP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordan.caviness.7 Jordan Caviness

    Nexus 10 ant farm? We may have something here!

  • Steven Decato

    Encase him in rosin…

  • Rod

    Apple said they had a patent on that!

  • http://twitter.com/hostya_dot_tk Hostya

    Looks like apple are upping the ant-e

    • atg284


  • ColeHarris

    The Ant must have been confused about the ad that says the Nexus 10 comes with Jelly Bean inside.

  • roiji

    he’s not the only one. i got a mite crawl into the center of my Motorola Milestone. :(