Nov 17th, 2011

We mentioned Alex Ioannou in our post detailing the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the UK. He looks mighty happy to have his new smartphone in the above picture tweeted out by Samsung mobile. However, after getting home and powering up his new toy, Alex’s joy quickly turned to frustration. His Galaxy Nexus came loaded up with an older Android 4.0 developer ROM, complete with debug options including the ability to “Report a WTF condition.” Alex also had trouble adding his Google account to the device, leading to a trek back to the store where he currently awaits a replacement. The incident seems isolated as there have been no other reports of such software problems. Perhaps Samsung had a special device set aside for the first person to buy the Galaxy Nexus and that device somehow slipped through the cracks without getting a final software refresh. We might never know the why, but those planning to buy the phone today shouldn’t worry about similar OS issues just yet.

[via Engadget]

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