I Got 99 Problems And Gingerbread Is One


Looks as if Nexus One owners are experiencing a new set of problems this time related to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It appears as if the very excliusive/elite group of Nexus One owners are getting delayed response when making phone calls since receiving the Android 2.3 update. This happens after a call has been connected on both ends, and remains for about 3 seconds or so.

Our friends over at Android Guys reported this issue earlier today and it appears that Google may be giving the affected group of owners the run-around, pointing them in the direction of various help forums.

However, what first seemed like just another Nexus One problem seems to be a little more widespread. I for one can vouch for this issue after running a custom Gingerbread ROM on my Evo, I am definitely familiar with this problem.

I now pass this questions on to you guys. Have you experienced this “call delay” on your Gingerbread running device (rooted or not)? If you are, don’t forget to star the issue via the Help Forum and leave a comment down below.

[Via PocketNow]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Nope

    1. Not only do i have a delay on my Nexus 1 since I upgraded to 2.3.3 the battery life is terrible now long with the camera hanging after none or two shots. Everyone complains about how bad the government is but have you ever tried to get any support from Google. It is non existence and Matt Cutts just blogged about the next Android upgrade coming in June. I can’t wait

  2. most annoying problem ever! google better fix soon!

  3. not sure exactly what you mean by delayed. like the call audio is delayed?

    also, you first mention 3.0, then change it to 2.3

    also, also, hi chris :)

    1. Hi. =)
      And yeah, its like you don’t hear anything and they don’t hear anything but the call is connected. Its kinda weird…. Guess you don’t have the problem =p

      1. Yeah i have experienced that and blamed the rom but i guess it just wasn’t the rom but 2.3.3 itself

      2. Takes a while to connect and start ringing, at first I thought it was a carrier problem

  4. ive noticed it on my N1 with CM7 final, i just assumed it was because the rogers network has been laggy in my area for both cell and tv… i guess it is ginger bread

  5. I have the delay in my G2 running Cyanogenmod 7. VERY irritating.

  6. Yes I have been experiencing the delayed calls on my nexus one with gingerbread update! What to do?

    1. Band together! Google needs to be aware of the problem. Star the issue I linked above so it gets noticed! =O

    2. Me too, 2.3.3 has been the worst update yet!

  7. mt4g- def have the problem

  8. Lol I just love the title of this great job dude

  9. sometimes i experience this on my Samsung galaxy S 2.3.3 .

  10. Small typo, the first time you reference Gingerbread you refer to it as 3.0, where as you mean 2.3. You get it right the second time!


    1. GAAAAH! Thanks for not crucifying/insulting me. Good looking out =)

  11. yes, i have this, samsung galaxy s running 2.3.3
    i say hello, then nothing, then the other person on the other end is like, why didnt you say hello, even tho i did.

    its very annoying !!

  12. Yes, definitely experiencing this on my N1 running CM7. I thought I was just crazy at first, but I guess not!

    1. Same here! Thought it was the MIUI ROM I was running… Glad we’re not crazy!

  13. Yes, I definitely have seen this issue in CM7. I’ve also experienced the battery eating wifi sleep issue and the OutofResourcesException issue which freezes the phone in stock Gingerbread.

  14. I’ve got 99 problems and Gingerbread isn’t one of them, because Verizon won’t push it out.

    1. No call delay hear. Touch screen loses synch to often though….

  15. Lmao at the title good job Chris

  16. Ditto on an international Galaxy S running 2.3.3. JVB, JVK both exhibited this problem

  17. I had no idea others were having this problem too. N1 2.3.3.

  18. Not just that, but unlocking/locking the screen is completely unresponsive for a minute at a time sometimes. I think both unresponsiveness problems stem from the same problem.

    1. The unlocking the screen thing can have a lot to do with the kernel. Are you rooted??

    2. have you tried a different lock screen? The LS app on older phones are a bit rough in Ginger.

  19. Yes, when i answer a phone call it takes a few seconds before i hear the other person. A little bit annoying. Im running cm7 on a g2.

  20. Yeap. I count to 3 before talking. Did not realize it was gingerbread. always thought it was at&t

  21. This was a huge problem on release candidates of CM7. I’m sure they will be relieved it wasn’t them. The Dewonkificator app totally solved the issue for me on N1.

  22. I’ve noticed this on my OG Droid running CM7 and UD 3. I wish I could tell you my Fascinate experiences it but so far it’s gingerbread-less.

  23. I have the same problem on my Nexus One with 2.3.3. I have to wait 3 seconds before I hear the other person. Also even when the call is connected the other person doesn’t hear anything. keeps happening. Very irritating. Thought at first it was an issue with the service provider. Google should take note of this issue.

  24. I have the same problem on Samsung Galaxy S and Gingerbread.

    I have started a thread at XDA:

  25. I’ve had this issue with every Gingerbread ROM I’ve tried on my HTC Desire

  26. nothing about delays in calls…but losing signal and getting missed calls even though I have a signal……thats weird

    nexus one, running 2.3.3

  27. I have not experienced this on cm7 HTC inspire 4g but I just flashed it yesterday

  28. Yes definitely have this issue along with horrible battery life. Where’s my evolution 3d?

  29. Evo… No issues here… However sprint service in northern Indiana is getting on my nerves…. A bit over a week left to drop them (30day guarantee) because of data issues (with and without root) but voice has been good with and without root and battery life has increased since dropping a GB rom on it.

    BTW no love for the title… its kinda gay

  30. No issue here. Nexus 1 + Gingerbread


  31. My G2 works fine

  32. I’m on Gingerbread stock GRI40, files downloaded from Google, manual upgrade. Not having that problem with calls. Battery life is more or less the same. No problems with camera. I’ve noticed that wifi signal is weaker, that’s true.

  33. I experience this delay problem on my nexus one running stock 2.1 éclair.

  34. Only happens every now and again. OG Droid running UD 3.3

  35. MT4G here with gingerMIUI…not seeing this issue at all….but ill keep an eye out for it.

    1. Ginger miui rocks!

  36. As a nexus one owner I have experienced the issues with slow to connect calls, not to mention Singapore problems that I didn’t have before and problems with my GPS connecting when using Google maps. I have to go as far as turning off my GPS and then turning it back on to connect. Hey maybe its just my imagination.

  37. Yes it’s happened to me. Seems like they are leaving the N1 people in the lurch.

  38. Yup, been having this problem since day one, both with Stock 2.3.3 and with CM7. Worst thing is, it comes and goes… you get a few good calls, think the problem is solved, and then you turn into the Verizon guy (Can you hear me now?). ANNOYING.

    1. Yup, same for me, I always thought it was bluetooth lag in my car since I rarely talk on the phone otherwise.

      1. If you’re having the call delay problem (note this is not the wonk, that’s a different problem), please star the issue here:


        Google recently declined this known Gingerbread bug, saying it was “device specific” (to the Nexus One).

        However this problem is also being reportedly widely on the HTC Desire, as well as Samsung Galaxy devices. I have posted a new issue above and not attributed it to a specific device.

        Please comment and star this issue. And please specificy especially if your device is not the Nexus One, so that Google gets this message that this is a widespread Gingerbread bug, which has nothing to do with the device.


  39. OG Droid running GPA 14 and his 1.1 kernel. No problems at all. Smooth as silk. Pete is da man.

  40. How about static on bluetooth. I don’t hear it, but whoever I call sometimes it works fine, then other times, all they hear is static.

  41. II have the problem also

  42. Weird bit of news…. Gingerbread has been out for a long time. I’ve had it on My Nexus One since they first released it and have not experience this problem.

  43. I had the delayed call issue twice with froyo and twice so far with gingerbread. The call is connected but you can’t hear anything for several seconds. Battery life is sometimes shorter, Screen sometimes becomes unresponsive or shows no icons when woken up. These issues are not consistent, very occasional. It is a great phone most of the time but has become totally useless at critical times. I await an HTC Nexus Two. Stock N1,OTA 2.3.3,GRI40,T-mob

  44. I have rooted HTC Desire running Redux 1.1.2 which is basically aosp android 2.3.3. Yes there is a call delay.
    In fact the call delay wasnot there in 2.3.2

  45. This is not a new issue as I’ve had this going on since the day I downloaded the update on my nexus

  46. I can confirm this is a problem on my N1

  47. I haven’t experienced this problem with stock gingerbread, or on CM7 with my Nexus S.

  48. Whenever I answer a call I say hello the other person never here’s me so I always have to say it a second time. I am cm7 rc1 on evo

  49. I have the connection problem, I have to actually say hello twice everytime I answer and wait for the phone to hang up. P.s. battery life went way down for me as well. Stock N1 2.3

  50. Hello twice everytime but I can always hear them immediately when I pick up

  51. Stock nexus direct from Google, OTA gingerbread update.

    Yup, have to wait 3 seconds before actually talking. Very frustrating!

    Battery life is not as good. Also suffered the wifi stand by issue where the battery would get drained. Changed always on wifi and it doesn’t drain as much.

    And seem to be more laggy.

    Although it appears to be a more rounded OS revision, it has brought about a new set of issues.

  52. I can also confirm I had the problem on my N1. I fixed it using a patch available on the Android Market. Its called ” call delay patch” if I’m not mistaken.

  53. Actually I HAVE noticed this problem. I have to wait 2-3 seconds after picking up a call to respond, even though I can hear the other people, because otherwise I’ll just end up repeating myself as they never hear me the first time. SO FRUSTRATING!

  54. I have been having this same problem ever since I installed CM7. I am glad that it is happening to more people than just me. =P In all seriousness though, it is quite annoying to repeat yourself once or twice every time a phone call is sent or received.

  55. Yeah, it’s annoying. It is even worse when making calls with google voice #nexusone running 2.3.3 stock ROM

  56. I was experiencing this on my N1 in the CyanogenMod7 release candidates. I haven’t made or received many calls since upgrading to CM7 stable, but I’ve yet to experience it since.

  57. Same problem on evo with cm7 rc4 only on incoming calls.

  58. Title FTW

  59. Nope, don’t have this problem at all. Matter fact I never had any of the problems I see reported on the phones, updates that you guys mention. I don’t know, maybe I’m lucky or maybe its not as widespread of a problem as most sites make it to be.

  60. I am running gingerbread on my nexus one and definitely have this problem on almost every call. At first I was getting pissed at my friends like why the hell arent you saying hello back after I just said it three times. Haha but now I understand.

    Gingerbread also drains my battery and I have more force close issues with the stock keyboard. Although the keyboard is much improved over 2.2

  61. you need the dewonkificator. it in the background enables and disables the mic on a timer to keep everything working or something to that effect. Anyways, i’m using the 2.3.3 build of MIUI and i havent seen this issue on there, though i did with cm7 and stock

  62. My N1 battery life seems the same, I have possibly had the call delay before but I though it was a low signal strength issue…but now I am on the lookout. I don’t make many calls though. But, my issue has been that I have had to do more power off’s, reboots than I ever remember having to do with Froyo. My GPS sometimes gets totally frozen but the really annoying thing is that my exchange sync goes dead and that only way to fix it is rebooting. I could have lived without gingerbread.

  63. Yep 3 second call delay. Also the wifi issue sucking battery up.

  64. Wow that explains so much, I could not figure out why when my wife calls me, I say hello, and she never answers so I have to say hello again. I just thought it was a tmobile thing, but this explains it all. How annoying.

  65. definitely noticed this with CM7.

  66. OG DROID with two different ROMs and NO problems.
    I try to avoid CM7 and run either Peter Alfonso’s GPA14 (2.3.3) or Project Elite 1.5.2 (2.3).
    Both are terrific ROMs and beautifully running GingerBread. I have bugs but nothing wonky like a 3 second delay.

  67. So here is the quandary.. You can upset your customers by taking the time to make the upgrade smooth with less issues out of the gate with whiners telling the world you don’t care about them.., or you can upset your customers by pushing out the update with annoying problems, so that the whiners can tell the world their number is higher than your number.. It’s a no win.. All the handset manufactures for Android should get together and make a change like this.. you buy a phone with 2.2.3 then your a “2.2 owner” and get updates to that.. 2.2.4, 2.2.5 .. 2.2.107 .. etc. There is nothing to stop parts of 2.4, 2.5, whatever, making it into to your updates.. but the whole version upgrade thing is just too much frustration and unwarranted anger as it is.. as to the mod thing, well nothing to stop that from continuing,.. that’s my 2 cents.

  68. Can confirm on cm 7 I thought it was just a from problom

  69. The gingerbread update? Yes that would explain it. And to think i kept chiding my wife that her iphone was at fault.
    However it is only when i receive calls.

  70. My comment is that there is some problem with the 2.3 gingerbread I have it on my droid x and it eats my battery and yeah the call delay that too

  71. Yep. Have the delay on my N1. Still like the upgrade, but this IS a bit annoying. At least now I know “it’s not me.”

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