A small but growing number of LG Nexus 4 handsets are reportedly giving out an inexplicable ‘faint buzzing’, early adopters have complained.
Over 80 Nexus 4 owners have already reported the problem, described as a “hissing/crackling noise”, on the Android issues site. Neither Google nor LG have so far responded to the complaints.
The sound is ostensibly coming from the earpiece, often during calls or when the handset is in use. However, a number of users claim to hear it even while the screen is turned off and with aeroplane mode enabled.
It’s still unclear what’s causing the issue or whether it’s a hardware or software issue. One of the more believable theories blames poor shielding from interferences and/or a service that’s constantly running.
Hopefully it’s something that can be easily fixed with a software patch. With the Nexus 4 sold out on Google Play even now, replacement units may not be very easy to come by.
We’ll be keeping an eye on developments and let you know as soon as we hear something from either LG or Google.
Have you experienced this buzzing noise with their Nexus 4? Let us know in the comments section below.
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