A bug in the machine: ant gets caught under customer’s Nexus 10 display

Daniel Bader

December 12, 2012 9:17am

A Singaporean Nexus 10 owner is enduring “misery and frustration” after discovering an ant trapped — and crawling — between the LCD and glass. The XDA-Developer user, who goes by the alias tanzhjoash, claims that he didn’t see the ant for the first few days, but he “came home one day and found this ant stuck under the glass screen of [his] N10.”

Some Nexus 10 owners have complained of poor build quality, but this particular model has proven more resilient than most. The ultra high-resolution screen boasts a very small air gap between the glass and the LCD, but apparently it’s big enough for an ant to move around in comfortably. There’s no way to tell whether the insect was trapped inside during production or if it somehow found its way through a tiny gap in the finished product.

While the lone drone will likely live inside the device until he starves, the owner doesn’t plan on waiting that long. He intends to ship the “infected” device back to Google for a replacement, citing a “bug in the system.”

Source: XDA-Developers

  • Michael

    I wonder if it’s like TRON in there… 😀

  • Max

    Playing Sim Ant emulators too much eh? I loved that game in the 90’s.

  • EvanKr

    What a buggy platform 😛

    • some guy

      I don’t get it.

  • Mopo

    You’d think Samsung would be shipping bug-free products by now. Apparently not so.

  • Faiz

    ant isnt a ‘bug’, its an insect..lol.. we need new terminology in computer science

    • some guy

      Thank you Capt Killjoy.

      I take it you still haven’t enjoyed the company of a woman yet either?

    • DroidFTW

      lol, you put the same comment in G+

  • squirrel_masher

    Maybe it’s a new version of Farmville – Ant Farm-ville!
    Or Samsung was getting a little TOO inspired by nature.

    At least ants don’t nibble through the internal cables much – and it will probably fry before too long if it walks over the heat sink.

  • Netguru

    I’m thinking this is a Photoshopped prank.

  • ASH

    He should install an anti-virus 🙂


    yea i think antivirus will help in this case…lmao

  • 45

    That would surely.. bug me!

    HA HA… ha… ha.. haaaa….

  • TouchMyBox

    Just display an image of a sexy ant at the bottom corner of the screen and he’ll move out of the way.

  • Qoma

    I know they said the Nexus 10 upped the ante on the tablet market, but this is just going too far.

  • JL

    Ladies and Gentleman….Samsung Build Quality

    It’s crap but it won’t break if you drop it!

  • elektrovaporx

    I’ve always said Android is buggy!

  • Julien

    hahaha, if I worked at Google, I would totally keep it as an office joke device!

  • dv

    ”A bug in the system” aha really clever.

  • Dyson

    Dust trapped under glass too, very poor quality checking.

  • awsguy

    Lol samsung was a little too much inspired by nature

  • D

    The only instance we’re it’s acceptable to take a picture of your screen instead of taking a snapshot of it.

    • D


  • patorikku

    Has he tried displaying a picture of an anteater?

  • lol

    that’s why they should’nt have banned pesticide.

  • GlassBackBadIdea


    Suck it Nexus owners, i****s . go shove that Nexus 4 up yours and the Nexus 10 also