Samsung Galaxy S handset hit by auto-reset bug

Samsung already working on patch for Galaxy S bug

A number of Samsung Galaxy S handset users have reported a bug in the Android powered device that apparently causes the popular smartphone to auto-reset and erase data when connected to a PC.

Connecting the Galaxy S to a PC via the downloadable Kies utility has resulted in a number of users see their Samsung device return to factory settings with the problem believed only to occur on devices that hold files with an extension that is over 16 characters in length.

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Whilst deleting these incriminating files should prevent the handset from being automatically reset, it is still a worrying possibility and one that Galaxy S owners should be wary of until Samsung, which has already announced that it is working on a fix for the bug, comes up with a solution.

Released last month, the Galaxy S has been a phenomenal hit of the smartphone market rivalling the likes of HTC for the crown of top Android blower. With a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and 720p HD video recording capabilities the Galaxy S features both style and substance.

Have you experienced any faults with your Samsung Galaxy S handset? Share your smartphone woes with us via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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