Owning the Nexus S has been an exercise in frustration. Google’s flagship smartphone reboots in the middle of phone calls (and other random times), so I actually stopped using it as my daily phone. I expected a bumpy road when I purchased the first device to ship with Android 2.3, but I also expected it would make calls since Google is marketing the Nexus S as a consumer-friendly phone and selling it at Best Buy.
Some people called me a crybaby blogger for pointing out this glaring bug, but I only wrote about it to inform others who might be thinking about buying one and to point out how difficult it can be to support these Android phones. I understand that not every Nexus S owner has experienced the bug (yet), but I have seen literally hundreds of complaints so I thought it was important enough to warn people.
Thankfully Google has been working hard on a fix and one of their team members sent me a personal e-mail to update everyone on the situation. If you want to follow the status of this bug, make sure to follow this forum thread on the Google Mobile Help site.
The initial results of our tests look very promising. At this rate we will most likely be rolling out an OTA to resolve this issue within one to two weeks. We really appreciate your patience as we do our final verifications on this fix before sending it out.Google representative
Nexus One owners might laugh at Google’s definition of next few weeks, but at least this is a positive sign that the reboot bug might finally be squashed.