According to a report by TheNextWeb, the Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2 and other smartphones and tablets that run on company’s proprietary TouchWiz UI are affected by a copy-paste clipboard bug that is rebooting the devices.
Even though it seems that the South Korea-based company is aware of the bug, as a posting on Samsung Developers forum dating October 22nd, 2012, but it’s been four months since and nothing has been done to fix the problem.
An YouTube video posted on Terence Eden’s channel shows how exactly the copy-paste bug is affecting the TouchWiz-based Samsung terminals.
You can go ahead and try to see whether the copy-paste bug also affects your Samsung device. Go to any website or text document, then start copying text to clipboard. Certain users are reporting that after performing this action for about 20 times, the smartphone will crash and reboot.
It seems that the copy-pate only affects the TouchWiz-based smartphone, with Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 among them, but if you are running a custom ROM on your Samsung device you may not experience the same problems.
Anyway, I wonder why Samsung didn’t release a software update to fix the bug, yet, especially that this copy-paste clipboard bug have been brought to their attention for more than four months. Probably the South Korea-based company doesn’t consider the bug as a serious problem and never took the time to fix the issue. Probably the next major firmware update for the Samsung devices will also pack a fix for the copy-paste bug, but until then be careful how many items you move in the clipboard.
Has the copy-paste bug affected your Samsung TouchWiz terminal? Please let us know in the comments section below.