Canadian Nexus S’ experiencing voice search bug?

A recent thread on the Google Support Forum has brought to light an issue with a small number of Canadian Nexus S devices. But first, a bit of background. On an Android device, by default, when you hold down the Search button for a second or so, it activates the Voice Search function where you can ‘Call Mom’ or ‘Search sushi Toronto.” It’s usually a very useful function, especially when driving.

These affected Nexus S’, however, are experiencing the Voice Search function activating at random times, often going into a loop that causes other buttons to stop responding, at which point the only solution is to pull the battery or force a restart. Several theories exist to explain the cause, most of which revolve around 3G radio functionality. The latest Android OS version 2.3.4 has not resolved the issue and some users say an unauthorized radio update has reduced the occurrence.

A Google employee has taken the concern to the Android team, but as of now there does not seem to be any rhyme or reason to explain the phenomenon. The only permanent “solution” at this point is to turn off 3G functionality, something that would render the phone useless for Bell and Telus users, and cripplingly slow for Rogers customers.

Are you experiencing the issue? Hit up the thread below for more information and let us know in the comments!

Source: Google Support Forum
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