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Some Galaxy Nexus Users Having Touchscreen Problems

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Are you having problems with the multitouch on your Galaxy Nexus?

The phone having launched in the U.S. last week, there's no doubt there are plenty of happy Galaxy Nexus owners that are glad they were able to get their hands on the phone before the end of the year. However, it seems some users are having problems with the touchscreen on the device.

Engadget points to a thread on RootzWiki in which users claim Google's latest Nexus phone experiences problems with multitouch functionality when playing games. User teh Jax says he can reproduce the issue 100 percent of the time and solve it by locking and unlocking his screen.

"To start off without the bug, unlock your device and use a multitouch testing app and it's good (pick pretty much anything that works and it shows it working just fine). To break it, run Heavy Gunner 3D by Com2uS (was one of the 10c apps) and use the two control areas for your two guns. Notice that the left one reliably works but the right one often doesn't work," writes on RootzWiki. "Once you've done the previous thing, exit the app and go back to your multitouch testing app and you can continue to to reproduce the problem by using the same two areas of your screen that I mentioned in the game."

Since he posted this little how-to guide for producing the bug, several other forum members have confirmed that their device also has the same problem. User Protonus then uploaded the following video to YouTube so others could see the problem for themselves.

Galaxy Nexus Multitouch Problem

The issue has been reported to Google but the Mountain View-based company has not yet commented on the problem.

Edit: Users on the Rootz Wiki forums are also having this problem with other games that utilize multitouch, including Pew Pew 2, ShadowGun, Gun Bros., and Samurai Warrior II. Apologies that this was omitted from the original piece by accident.

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    zybch , December 20, 2011 7:58 AM
    Doesn't this seem more like a bug with the Heavy Gunner 3D game rather than the device itself?
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    N.Broekhuijsen , December 20, 2011 9:10 AM
    zybchDoesn't this seem more like a bug with the Heavy Gunner 3D game rather than the device itself?

    Yes, that's my thoughts, but remember, tom's is all about the iStuff, so they have to fabricate negative press on this thing...
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    Anonymous , December 20, 2011 9:11 AM
    Sounds like there's a process that doesn't shut down properly. Or the OS isn't taking back control after the game quits ( and the game doesn't specially give it back either ).
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    zblade , December 20, 2011 9:23 AM
    Need to change the title of this article to "Heavy Gunner 3D players are experiencing problems with their Galaxy Nexus".

    This will stop people from downloading the game and experiencing problems on their Nexus phone. :) 
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    ben850 , December 20, 2011 9:25 AM
    zybchDoesn't this seem more like a bug with the Heavy Gunner 3D game rather than the device itself?


    Allowing an application to interfere with touch screen sensitivity when it's still in the background IS a bug in the OS.
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    win7guru , December 20, 2011 9:41 AM
    So its a problem with one game that hardly anyone has used. Big whoop.
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    house70 , December 20, 2011 10:24 AM
    Sounds like a buggy process related to that game that won't quit. Just kill the game after exiting.
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    hardcore_gamer , December 20, 2011 10:45 AM
    Atmel's touchscreen solutions are crap. Samsung should've used Cypress' truetouch.
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    JMcEntegart , December 20, 2011 10:49 AM
    xbeaterYes, that's my thoughts, but remember, tom's is all about the iStuff, so they have to fabricate negative press on this thing...


    Sigh. Tom's is not all about the "iStuff." As far as the news team is concerned, I have a Nexus One (for my sins, it feels like there's a new problem with it everyday), Kevin has a Droid 1 and an Xperia Play, Marcus has a Nexus S, a Galaxy Nexus, some breed of Motorola Droid and an iPhone 4. Not sure about the others.
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    zoemayne , December 20, 2011 11:00 AM
    well i dont play games w my phone so blah
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    wemakeourfuture , December 20, 2011 11:46 AM
    The millions of excuses by Droid fans starts again, waiting on the millions of attacks against iPhones...

    No real focus on the news and technology just cheering and jeering.
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    Netherscourge , December 20, 2011 12:00 PM
    If the bug persists after you exit the game, it's an OS bug.

    Because if the game is able to bug up your whole device, it's an OS/UI glitch and any other app could technically cause it to happen too.

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    zblade , December 20, 2011 12:38 PM
    wemakeourfutureThe millions of excuses by Droid fans starts again, waiting on the millions of attacks against iPhones...No real focus on the news and technology just cheering and jeering.


    Can't blame people when only one game was mentioned in the original article and nothing else was mention about any other game. Even the editor realized his mistakes and added additional information and apologized. However, your post just indicated how bias you by assuming that all negative comments are from "Droid Fans" when the full information has not been provided.
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    wemakeourfuture , December 20, 2011 12:47 PM
    Quote:
    zblade: Can't blame people when only one game was mentioned in the original article and nothing else was mention about any other game. Even the editor realized his mistakes and added additional information and apologized. However, your post just indicated how bias you by assuming that all negative comments are from "Droid Fans" when the full information has not been provide


    Actually the video mentions more than one game, and it also mentions and demos that the touch app AnTuTu Tester also has this issue. The additions of other games by the author is great, but it is clearly stated in the video there's an issue with more than one game (mentions them) and non-game apps (demos this).
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    Anonymous , December 20, 2011 1:48 PM
    I love my GN! Best Android phone out of the 11 I owned! :D 
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    house70 , December 20, 2011 2:11 PM
    mathelliI love my GN! Best Android phone out of the 11 I owned!

    Damn! You must be dropping your phone every other day!
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    tmshdw , December 20, 2011 2:13 PM
    Ahh, where's the 'You're tapping it wrong!' post ?!?

    I love the love droid heads are giving this "dismissable" flaw!
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    JMcEntegart , December 20, 2011 2:59 PM
    tmshdwAhh, where's the 'You're tapping it wrong!' post ?!?


    You're on the ball, today. :) 
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    N.Broekhuijsen , December 20, 2011 3:40 PM
    mathelliI love my GN! Best Android phone out of the 11 I owned!

    Yep!! It is! Loving mine too!!! :D 
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    eddieroolz , December 23, 2011 11:08 AM
    Tried handling one at a storefront, found the software to be very laggy. Hoping that was an issue with the hardware...
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