I've bought two Galaxy Nexus phones about a month and a half ago. I'm experiencing phone freezing on calls on both hence I doubt it has anything to do with the phone but rather with software.
When does the phone freeze
Someone calls me.
- I drag to green to initiate the phone call
- Display changes to in-call mode which displays the big red stop the call button
- Phone freezes
I try calling someone.
- I open contacts
- Select a contact and phone number
- The moment I select Phone calling app (because I also have Skype and it asks me which one to use)
- Phone freezes
I tried un-installing Skype but there was no difference.
Other possible candidates
I haven't tested thoroughly but I suspect if I have a phone number in my contacts saved with spaces (or whatever that blank button on contact number keyboard is - could be some dialling pause maybe?) my phone freezes. When I removed spaces I usually was able to make a call. But I haven't tested this thoroughly and am not 100% sure of it.
I should point out that freezing doesn't happen on every call. It's sporadic but often enough to be extremely annoying. Makes me look ridiculous in the eyes of others what kind a phone I'm using.
As I read on the web others are having same freezing issues on their Nexus phones. Some indicate it may be a problem with battery status info reporting back to phone hence battery removal solves the issue for a day... But this problem has apparently been present for almost 2 years and it seems to be related to OS without any relation to installed apps.
It's interesting/sad/worrying that something primarily supposed to be a phone became incapable of being one. :)
- unlocked Galaxy Nexus bought on Amazon.de
- non-rooted Jelly Bean 4.1.2
- UI language is English (UK)