Samsung Warns About Galaxy S Bug

Korean consumer electronics firm Samsung has warned users of its popular Galaxy S smartphone about a newly discovered bug in the device, which could automatically restore the phone back to its factory settings.

According to Samsung, the reset bug gets initiated when the phone is connected to a PC via USB and proceeds to automatically wipe all the data stored on the smartphone and restores it back to is original factory settings.

A Samsung spokesperson explained in a statement that "This only occurs if the Galaxy S device contains a file name extension longer than 16 characters" before adding that the issue can be fixed by simply deleting the offending file.

However, Samsung is taking no chances and has promised to release a software fix to deal with the problems.

It is still not known that how many Samsung Galaxy S smartphones have been affected by the reset bug, but users have been advised against connecting their smartphones to their PCs until a software fix is released.