AN UNKNOWN NUMBER of Samsung Galaxy S handsets could be reset back to their factory settings just by connecting them to a computer, the manufacturer has warned.
Samsung discovered that in limited circumstances connecting a Samsung Galaxy S device to a PC via Samsung's proprietary software program, Kies, can cause an auto-reset of the device.
"This only occurs if the Galaxy S device contains a file name extension longer than 16 characters," said a Samsung spokesperson. "The issue will be remedied immediately when the file is removed."
Samsung also said that it is working to provide a software upgrade that should be available before the end of August.
Executives at Apple HQ will no doubt smile when they hear that the Galaxy S is having problems, given that Samsung had been plastering adverts all over town mocking the Iphone 4's reception problems.
Ironically, wholesale data deletion on a Galaxy S handset is likely to cause users far more aggravation than dropped calls on the Iphone 4. µ