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Verizon Confirms Galaxy Nexus Software Update, Will “Adjust Signal Indicator” to Better Match Other Devices

In a statement to ComputerWorld, Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney has confirmed that a software update is on the way to the Galaxy Nexus. That update will address the signal indicator on the device which has been showing lower than usual bar readings for customers. Over the weekend, many were quick to blame the radio inside the device as not being able to hold a strong signal, something we now know to not be true. That myth was debunked yesterday by the folks at AnandTech who discovered that the signal strength that the device was seeing was on-par if not better than other LTE devices from Verizon. It was the actual 4G indicator on the screen that was displaying something we were not used to seeing.

Raney stressed that the phone has no issues with performance, but that an update will “adjust the signal strength indicator to more closely match other Verizon Wireless devices.” The time frame for release was not given.

I think we all have opinions on whether or not adjusting the signal indicator is the right thing to do here, so feel free to weigh in via the comments.

Via:  ComputerWorld

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Mcclain/1463591684 Jim Mcclain

    well i tested my GNEX on speed test,go good speeds when I had 2 bars and amaing speeds when I had 4 bars, with 4 bars in a resturant I had download  34152 kbps  upload  22696 kbps and ping was 44ms, seemed pretty darn fast to me,the Gnex is the fastest phone on the planet , at least right now

  • http://twitter.com/JustinOnTilt justin choi

    It appears that when side by side on a Thunderbolt and Nexus, the thunderbolt was receiving better 4g signal strength or even detecting it at all vs my nexus. Has anyone else noticed this as well?

  • Anonymous

    I think its pretty clear we need to have a Thursday poll, in 4g LTE areas only report:
    type of phone
    number of bars
    signal strength
    and if you want show off your speed test results.
    My understanding from what I am reading in the article above is that there was some signal indicator problem that should be getting fixed but it seems that the people have spoken and the low signal indicator is actually justified and sometimes even a little higher than it should be.  If this is an actual hardware issue i dont want anything to do with the phone but if it is just a radio update then i will be returning my Razr for it, I just am addicted to rooting and custom roms and i dont think the razr will suffice.

  • Azturbomini

    I bought the g-nex and returned the g-nex. After owning 2 other Samsung phones and having the same exact issues on both I’m done with Samsung. 3g, 4g and wifi signal and speeds suck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=651163874 Rich LaFalce

    spoke to a verizon tech support guy who has a nexus and told him about
    these articles suggesting that the problem was simply a signal strength
    reporting issue and inquired whether this was true because my nexus has
    had problems switching to 3g.  He confirmed that it is a known issue
    within verizon that the nexus actually has weaker signal strength than
    other LTE devices.  He also explained that is known that the device is
    not proprely switching between radios.  He explained that his nexus
    along with many others could not connect to 3g this morning when LTE
    went down.  He said a fix is in the works.

    • http://twitter.com/pbolton70 Paul Bolton

      Exactly when 4G was down I could not get even a 3G signal well enough a 1X signal. I had some people tell me they could not call me it would go straight to voice mail. I tried everything airplane mode. switched to CDMA mode and rebooted. My wives phone (Droid Charge) went to 1X and then 3G pretty quickly.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, its not true that I have a -120 db signal on the Gnex while my dx2 kicks its butt at a -85. I am having so much fun imagining this signal issue  that I reactivated my DX2. I know there are a lot of crazy people in the world, but I am not one of them. Who in their right mind would let a Gnex sit on the table while they use a DX2?????? I WANT TO LOVE THIS DEVICE…BUT IT HAS NO SIGNAL STRENGTH. Recalibrating it to better fit the signal (or bars for that matter) of other devices will not change the fact that the signal on the GNex in my area sucks. I AM NOT IMAGINING THIS. What a fiasco…I am not angry, rather I am truly heartbroken that my open source unlocked device can’t get enough signal to operate properly. IT KILLS ME TO TAKE IT BACK! But I won’t pay this kind of money or give up an upgrade for this.

  • Taglogical

    I’m calling BS.

    I tried two Galaxy Nexus devices and they have terrible reception.  The reception and dropped-call issues are widespread (internet). The Galaxy Nexus struggles, and the Bionic (just an example; you can pick any phone that actually works and insert it here) does not.

  • Jason

    This might be a dumb question but I havent seen any one ask so I will, what is the number after the dbm asm or asu?? Does that number matter and if so how?

  • http://twitter.com/W0rldWideW0lfe Evan Wolfe

    i did a side by side test with my mifi hotspot and my g-nex in a usually low signal area.  the mifi gets 3 bars of 4g signal. the g-nex goes between zero to 1 bar of 3g signal.  i did some other tests like loading web pages. the mifi loads full web pages super fast and the g-nex loads slow and sometimes times out.  i love the phone but it absolutely should get better signal.  i’ve now drove half way across the country and have very little overall trouble with the phone but my droid x i just gave up was better for signal and the mifi is also better.

  • Dshudson

    If they plan on using the same radio’s this website posted earlier in this “Software Update” EK06 and EK04 I can tell you, bars display exactly the same and didn’t change a thing.  

    • Dshudson

      I just did a comparison with my gnex and tbolt, I am on the new radio’s but, like I said earlier.. I was getting the same from the old.. I got 78dBm with gnext, right next to it.. the tbolt 83dBm.. At home I have horrible reception, but that’s nothing new, gnex 101dBm Tbolt 106dBm

  • Stephen

    I’m on the original radios still and I’m getting 4G reception with no problems at all.  I have a consistent 3 bars at home and between 3-4 bars at work.  Now does it reconnect slowly when I come out of my parking garage at work (where I didn’t even get a signal on my OG)?  Yes, it’s slow.  But it does always come back.  I really haven’t had any trouble at all.  I’m hoping that the radio update will make the reconnect speeds better.

  • Rob

    I’ve got a razr and nexus right next to me. The razr is bouncing back and forth from 4g to 3g and the nexus can’t pull a signal at all.

  • Anonymous

    So basically, the Nexus has been reporting accurately. If a phone has a -107dBm it shouldn’t show having 2-3 bars. It should only show 1 bar. They are going to update the phone to show 2-3 bars when it should only show 1 bar??? This is dumb, in my opinion. There is a problem with data going in and out, I agree to fix that, but I don’t agree with being lied to and saying that I have 4 bars when I should have 1-2 bars. Verizon is giving in to the customers complaints because customers stating they used to have 4 bars on their old phone but now only have 1-2. I hope that when they do this update they have an option to go into the settings and change it back to how it shows the signal strength. This would be a way of Verizon messing up the nexus if they do this. Fix the data issues but don’t do anything to how the signal strength is displayed. Lastly, everyone should know by now that the dBm and not the bars is the true way of telling you if you have good signal strength. It would be funny if Verizon updated this phone to show us having 3 bars with -95dBm when it reality it should show 1-2 bars with that dBm. I urge Verizon to be smart when they do this update.

    • Anonymous

      I am in complete agreement. My DX2 is way stronger in db strength than my gnex. I can’t make calls on the gnex without having a garbled conversation. The browser won’t work half the time. So give me three or four bars thinking it will make me happy while I still have garbled conversations and no browser? No thanks. I reactivated my DX2 today. It is waaaaaay better than the Gnex super phone, which is ridiculous!!!! I have a $300 GNex on the kitchen table while I carry around a DX2. Yeah, I am imagining that… I am taking the GNex back to the store and getting my money back. If enough folks having trouble like us did that…Verizon might do something about it.

  • me

    Its the price of getting new tech first.big problems.i went through the same with my bionic.they will fix it just be patient if you like this phone it will be fixed.

  • http://twitter.com/xhaxol Vetal

    Wow!!!! so many people have no idea. With the Nexus you will get fixes and they will come much faster than Motorola or htc or any other manufacturer. Every phone has issues in some respects but they will get fixed faster with a Nexus. Even the Iphone has issues when it comes out but apple fixes them fairly quickly. It took many many many months to fix the txt msg bug for HTC, what about the voice mail not showing up. I for one have gone through many phones and the Nexus is the only way to go. 

    I loaded it with 4.0.3 nice!  fixes a lot of stuff. 

    Nova launcher, some nice improvements! 

    The nexus is The phone to have, you know for a fact that it will improve and there is a huge community helping make it just the way you wan it. 

    I cant say that for any other phone out there. When is the Razar going to get ICS? anyone! how about the rezound? its anyones guess. It took the Thunderbolt like 7 months to get gingerbread officially. 

  • Anonymous

    It is hard to say the issues with “fewer bars” really matters. What matters is a flagship phone on the leading national 4G LTE network dropping off that LTE signal into 3G and staying there for prolonged periods of time. I don’t give a damn about the indicator light with more bars. Make it look like Andy himself for all I care…but what does matter is a phone that CANNOT HOLD 4G CONNECTIVITY AND IT REVERTS TO 3G AT LEAST HALF THE TIME IT IS ON! When comparing my employees’ GN to my Rezound with Spreedtest, the Rezound has 4G and true LTE down/up load speed. The GN says it is in 3G and it performs as such. Yes, the phone is in CDMA/LTE. Hello, are you journalists hearing the consumers talk about this?! Is Verizon listening?! The problem is real, it’s not gone away. Don’t hide behind the “bars.” Verizon is starting to sound like AT&T!

  • Flash

    This Gnex radio thing is driving me crazy!! I purchased my Gnex the day it came out and quickly recognized the poor reception. Yesterday i had the phone randomly shut off on me three times and restart. So today i went back to my Verizon store and got a brand new Gnex. Still having really poor reception. I will lose both 3g and 4g signal, toggle airplane mode and it comes back for about 5 to 10 minutes, but then its gone again.

     I wish they would just admit there is a problem and say they are working on a fix. I am about ready to go back and just get a Razr.

    • Vaglvr

      uh, they did admit that there was a problem.

      • Anonymous

        That’s not what the article above says. It says the myth was debunked yesterday.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. I have had nothing but trouble with mine too. Admit there is a problem and fix it. Giving me more bars without problem fixes does me no good. I am taking mine back.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t want to think I am connected to 4g I just actually want to connect to 4g.. crappy reception at work and poor at home :/

  • http://twitter.com/xhaxol Vetal

    I dont agree, I am holding the Nexus 89dBm, next to is thunderbolt 72dBm. 

    This is with the new radio in the Nexus. I have not noticed a difference between the new and old radio. 

    On a side note, although the 102 dBm (in bottom floor of my house) is much higher on my nexus supposed weeker signal I am geting crystal clear calls and 9.97Mbps down and 3.71Mbps up. Upstairs in my house i get 17.06 and 9.43.

    Looking at lower bars doesnt bother me as long as it works well. 

  • Anonymous

    Ok I noticed something big time at work the area i work in is eastern connecicut they just got 4g out here and my thunderbolt was great even tho i work in a factory with tons of machines running never droped below 4g and data speeds were great. My gnex barley gets 4g or 3g and its stupid slow data with the old radio and the new one thinking of returning and getting a rezound.

  • EC8CH

    Pretty sure *pple’s got a patent for this method of increasing signal indicators

    Verizon should expect to be sued in short order.

  • http://twitter.com/nvosker Neil Voskeritchian

    I don’t what you all have been experiencing but the bars seems accurate on my GNex.  All speed tests on 4g seems to reflect the signal perfectly.  When I’m at 4 bars, I get around 20+mbs up and down.  When I’m at 2 or even 1, I get maybe 10 down and 3 up.

  • weapon x

    I really hate to see all you guys suffer this way. It’s just not right. Everyone paid top dollar for a device that was obviously not ready for prime time. But you guys were clamoring for it, so there you go. I’m just here reading with my 5 bars of 4G with insane call quality on my Razr. FYI, I was in a Verizon store today, I ALMOST changed out my Razr for a Nex. It was in my hand, then I made a call…..it was bad. I couldn’t be happier. 

    • Anonymous

      How you like watching a movie in low light condition with all the blotches that so up.

      • weapon x

        none here, yellow. Be nice now…

      • Anonymous

        I specifically buy phones based on how well I can watch a movie in low light conditions. Watching a screen a little large than a playing card is perfect for 1.5 hours. I love the eye strain. So much better than watching it on a tv or laptop or tablet. 

    • Anonymous

      You made the right choice. My GNex is going back to the store. All you did was save yourself another trip…good for you :)

  • Anthony Vella

    For gods sake, my old Droid Charge had better signal at my house than my new Galaxy Nexus and let me tell you, that Charge had the worst data I have EVER seen.

    Also, care to explain why Verizon is basically talking for Google. Note they say an update is coming. Why the hell does it sound like Verizon is making this update and not Google!?!

    • Anonymous

      As far as I know, this is a LTE GNEX problem, nothing wrong with GSM/HSPA+… The European version seems to be working fine on other networks: that means VZW has to figure out what is up with their radios.

  • Kierra

    didnt Apple do this ? Dang Nex

  • Rw-1

    Interesting.

    Anyone else with a GN try the speech to text here on the cimments section?

    When i do i get just my contacts names randomly. Online seems to be the only place this ocfurs.

    Works perfectly for texts …

  • Fragdroidx

    Nexus-Life much? How is it a myth? The only thing the Anandtech article MAY have proved is that some devices MAY be showing 3G signal instead of 4G. It in NO way proved that there is not a problem with the Galaxy Nexus signal. The ever growing number of people showing concern over reception issues shows that there is CLEARLY something going on with the Galaxy Nexus radios. For you to dismiss it as a myth without any true evidence to back it up along with no investigation yourself is negligent journalism at best. And by the way, Honeycomb 4G devices report 4G signal as well, something the Anandtech article failed to mention. Since my Xoom has getting a consistent 4G signal in the -90 range and my sons Galaxy Nexus can’t pull a 4 G signal at all, I would so that the signal problems are far from myth.

    Take your Galaxy nexus blinders off for a while and get back to the awesome blog this used to be.

    • Anonymous

      So the Anandtech pics that show the Nexus getting the same numerical signal strength in dB as other VZ LTE phones while the bars differ hugely isn’t proof?  The number of bars DO NOT matter and are not a reliable indication of anything when comparing different phones, that was the entire point of the article.  The other phones are showing the 3G CDMA signal, not the LTE signal.  Do you have any proof of a Nexus getting a lower dB reading on LTE than a different phone consistently?  I’ve seen nothing of the sort.

      Brian’s article also said nothing at all about potential issues with LTE to 3G handoff or 3G signal strength, it was soley focused on LTE signal stregth.

      • Fragdroidx

        Understand what you read much? Nexus-Life, er sorry Droid-Life is saying that the Galaxy Nexus signal issues are a myth based off of the findings in the Anandtech article. This is clearly not the case and Nexus-Life, sorry, Droid-Life should be ashamed of themselves for saying so. And yes I do have proof as I have the Razr, Rezound, Galaxy Nexus, and two Xooms in my home. They Nexus without doubt has reception issues. The Xoom, Razr and Rezound all have quality 4G connections and the Nexus can’t pull 4G at all. In addition while all other devices in my home have super strong 3G connections the Nexus has on average -20 to -30 higher dBm than the other devices to the point of dropping calls. But what does it matter? Proof doesn’t seem to mean much around here anymore and it certainly doesn’t mean much to the followers of the precious.

        • Anonymous

          You’re a pretty incredible troll.  

          Right after I get done saying “Brian’s article also said nothing at all about potential issues with LTE to 3G handoff or 3G signal strength, it was soley focused on LTE signal strength.” you say ” while all other devices in my home have super strong 3G connections the Nexus has on average -20 to -30 higher dBm than the other devices.”

          Which part of “THE ANANDTECH ARTICLE IS NOT ABOUT 3G, ITS ABOUT LTE ONLY” do you not understand exactly?

          And with regard to your “Nexus-Life” crap, this phone is without a doubt the closest thing on VZ to what the OG Droid was when it came out.  Moto abandoned the philosophy behind the OG and started putting bloatware garbage and locked bootloaders on their phones.  What do you expect a blog like this to cover?  How to use VZ Navigator on a Bionic?

          • FragDroidX

            You just don’t get it do you? When the Galaxy Nexus is in 3G mode it is reporting 3G stats. Therefor you can compare apples to apples in regard to 3G. While in 3G it has -20 to -30 higher dBm than other 3G devices. Is that CLEAR for you now? This was included to affirm that the signal issues that this blog says are a myth, do in fact exist.

            Who is saying there is no issue? Seriously, do you read? Droid Life clearly states in this posting that the signal issues are a myth and they use Anandtech to enforce their claim.

            The Nexus-Life crap is because this blog CLEARLY has bias in regard to the Galaxy Nexus and if you can’t see it you are blind.

            Lastly calling me a troll is hilarious. I have two words for you. Pot, Kettle. Please do yourself a favor and dont go into a battle of wits to often. You seem to be unarmed.

          • Anonymous

            I am with you. I have a xoom, og droid, and dx2…all of which have a much better 3g db signal than my new super phone. Some folks are lucky enough not to have a signal problem, and unfortunately, they are skeptical about those of us who do. My gnex is a joke. Calls are garbled, and the browser is not even usable. I switched back to my Dx2 over it. I mean really…the dx2 crushes the gnex and there is nothing wrong? I am not imagining this, and I know you aren’t either. Mine is going back to the store.

          • Anonymous

            How about you read my post before opening your mouth again?

            “Who is saying there’s no 3G issue? I see it too.”

            I said the article is ABOUT LTE.  I’m not arguing with you any further on this since you’re insisting the article is about something that it isn’t.

          • Guest

            This is nothing like the OG Droid in terms of signal. Turning off 4G on the Nexus and comparing the dBm to the Droid’s shows that the Nexus has 15-25 higher dBm than the Droid. There’s clearly something wrong with the Nexus’ radio.

            Droid Life took an article and twisted it in a way that makes it sound like the phone is fine, it’s just reporting the wrong amount of bars. That’s clearly not the case. There IS A PROBLEM WITH THE RADIO. Why does Samsung suck so much when it comes to hardware??

  • biker bill

    I say keepbthe nexus true if its really displaying true signal strength and adjust the othephones so they display correctly . And speed up the 4g lte . Because it has been slow in cleveland ohio since i git the nexus . My rezound was always pulling 16 down and now im lucky to get 8mbs down on the nexus .

    • Fragdroidx

      But the Nexus signal issues are a myth so that can’t be.

  • Anonymous

    SH1T SON

  • Tim Swann

    I got incredible speeds today.  Here was my highest!

    • Anonymous

      I got that too but had to be in the store once outside and the farther I got from the store the worse it got.

      • Tim Swann

        I was no where near any Verizon store actually. I was just waiting in line at a store when I decided to fire it up today.

      • Anonymous

        Are you talking in a Verizon store? Just curious. When I bought my gnex, it kicked in the verizon store…never been the same since. I am thinking they had a signal booster of some sort going? It would make sense.

    • Anonymous

      damn 31.33/9.82 thats crazy i was pulling some of my top speeds today on my RAZR and i was only getting 22-23/13-14.  My signal strength was -70dbm, any idea what yours was at the time of that test?

  • gearmonky

    hey verizon: you’re doing it wrong

  • Fillyo

    Plus, if this were true, I would have 4g, not 3g, I don’t believe there is a problem with improperly displaying 3g symbol while connected to LTE network.

  • Anonymous

    Good job people. Because of your ignorance and complaining we will now have an inaccurate/optimistic signal indicator…

    • Anonymous

      Yep – hope the idiots are happy.  I *want* the true signal shown, not the signal of a totally separate network (3G) while I’m on LTE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DaveCalzone Dave Calzone

    Its ok, just make it read inaccurately and I’ll be happy.

  • Fillyo

    Yeah, I am calling BS.  I work downtown Chicago, and get surf the internet on the crapper on the 33rd floor with my TB, and maintained 4g signal most of the day.  On my Nexus, no such luck, in 3g 90% of the time, and 1x in the crapper.  This may not be a keeper.

  • Whytecountry

    That’s a terrible idea, but that’s Verizon’s only option at this point because the average consumer is too stupid to use their brains.

    • Bert336

      +1 on that one.  Unfortunately most of those average consumers somehow made their ways to Droid-Life and are now bitching bc their phone reads 1 Bar @ -88 dBm lol

      • Tim242

        Mine is 1 bar, -120 dBm.. Thunderbolt is 3 bars, -80 dBm. This is on 3G. Something is wrong

  • JJ69Chev

    i call BS im getting single digit mbps on my nexus while my wife’s charge and my nephews TB are getting high teens low 20’s… no problem my ass

  • Bert336

    VZ please do not change the way the bar reads. We do not want a fake signal reading. pretty plz!!

  • Skyskioc

    I live in the North orange county California area and have had problems with 4g signals from the beginning. After the 4g went down today I had no 3 or 4 g service for a while. I was ready to throw my phone when on my way to Verizon to tell them about the issue, it started working again and low and behold I 4 g service full bars an amazing connections through the city of Brea Ca. Having no problems at all now. Just saying

  • Bert336

    works perfect for me…. no issues at all :) ppl need to quit their bitchxng, you all have plenty of time to take the phone back if you are unsatisfied. http://i42.tinypic.com/2a4s8kw.png

  • Stewie

    If I continue to not have 4G at home, I can understand that, being in a fringe area of 4G.

    BUT my OG had full 3G all the time at home, and the Nexus has been cutting out totally.

    Telling me you are going to adjust the indicator DOES NOTHING but MASK the REAL ISSUE here.

    Now, you like to keep harping on the AnandTech article, which does nothing to explain why I still have CRAP on 3G even if set to CDMA only, in an area where everything else is loving life, the signal, the quality and full bars (even other samsung 3G phones) … 

    • Bert336

      3G and 4G is like comparing apples and oranges. if it bothers you that much then go get a 3G only phone.

      • Taxed Todeath

        Either I can make/take calls or I can’t.  Since I can’t….it’s going back.  Reactivate OG Droid or kiss big red goodbye forever.  I don’t give a crap about the numbers, it still has to be a PHONE

      • Rw-1

        Please read before placing foot in mouth.

        No one is comparing.

        If you can’t fallback to a known good 3G signal, then you have a $300 brick.
        There are plenty of people in this situation right now, and return time is running out.

    • Marc

      Same here stewie, crap 3g.  I cant even send a text out of my house without standing near a window whereas my iphone never skipped a beat in same spot

    • Anonymous

      How many times do I have to tell people that article was about LTE *not CDMA/3G* ? He said in the comments he’s still testing 3G and also and issues with LTE to 3G handoff.

  • http://twitter.com/AllTeam AllTeam

    I have had fine strength for the most part. I have a few minor things that bother me but I think the overall issues I read (which is what delayed me picking up the phone until last night). However, I have not found any issues that so many “people” are complaining about. I think the problem for some is between the device and the chair. Its a phone everyone. Its not meant to take over for a laptop or a TV or a gaming console. Its a phone. 

    • Marc

      Some of us still have real STRENGTH (DBM) problems, like me.  The phone is great and I’m not saying it should be a laptop, but if the stupid thing cant even send a text over 3g because im getting -120dbm when my iphone in same spot is getting -73 dbm, then there IS AN ISSUE

      • Anonymous

        The lower reading is coming from an LTE signal per the Anandtech article. The iphone is reading EVDO signal for 1X and voice. So essential comparing apples (no pun) to oranges. 

        I do agree there is a issue in handoff between 3G and 4G, and for me the voice signal is very sub par, i have a feeling this can’t be corrected by software. 

  • tyguy829

    Then how does this explain the fact that my bionic got average 4g signal at my dorm, but my galaxy nexus doesn’t get 4g at all?  Do I have a defective unit?  Should I exchange it?

    • Anonymous

      Because the software written to have a conservative cutoff in signal strength. The software believes it can save battery life by putting you in 3G vs 4G. I think at some point it will be corrected hopefully in 4.0.3.  

      • tyguy829

        thanks for the reply.  They really are stupid.  If I wanted 3g, I would either turn off LTE or buy a 3G phone!!!  

  • Kevin der Kinderen

    Wait a goddamn minute. Did we just read a report that says the Galaxy’s bars were more accurate and realistic than other devices? This is kinda BS no? More bars in this case would not mean better connection.

    Am I missing something or did I just get rolled over by a marketing machine?

    • Anonymous

      Yep, they classified us in the same group for iphone users. Remember they did this last year on AT&T?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

    Eeew. I like seeing how the signal actually is. Keep it as is!

  • http://androiddelight.com/ Audio

    It’s likely more accurate the way it is now and is buffered to look good on other devices.  Keep it!

  • John

    You guys are completely missing the point here. The radio/signal is fine, but the strength indicator is wrong. So why would you want them to leave the signal indicator alone since that is the problem?

    • Nexusplz

      bs the radio signal is fine. it s way weaker dB for Db than other devices.
      Hey Verizon put the radio fixes out officially that devs are now flashing and leave the friggin display icon alone

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

       The strength indicator is correct.  Verizon is much more generous on their other phones with bars, which means they are not exactly accurate.  The G-Nex is actually reporting a more realistic signal strength.

      • Anonymous

        Well Verizon just shot themselves in the foot. There will be an influx of calls to the tech support asking why am I losing signal when i have x amount of bars. 

      • Tim242

        Really? Then why does my tbolt show 3 bars, -80dBm…and my Nexus shows 1 bar, -120 dBm? This is on 3G.

  • Anonymous

    I agree, keep the signal the way is currently is.  I like knowing what I am actually getting. 

  • Anonymous

    REALLY verizon?! *pinching bridge of nose*

    I wonder if the stronger signals people are seeing with the new radios are because they switched the status to display the 3g signal strength instead too.

    What’s almost more amazing is them admitting this is their “fix.”

  • mrz1125

    In an area where I was getting full 3G signal on my droid x to not having any signal and it says there is no network connection, changing the way signal reads does absolutely nothing for me. So in my eyes it is the radio. I’m not talking 4G here i really do mean 3G