My 12-day old is Galaxy Nexus acts as though it's possessed. The display flickers. Phone goes in to applications and screens without my commands. For example, in the txt mode, the keyboard screen goes from qwerty screen to numeric screen by itself. When I try to return to the qwerty screen, the voice-to-txt screen pops up. Another example is the phone going to URLs and opening articles without my ever touching the link in Google News.
I first noticed the "possessed" behavior on the very day I got the phone. Because I had the 4G reception problem, which VZW told me was a 4G network issue, I blamed the erratic behavior on the network issues. Since then, I have encountered the flickering screen and erratic behavior a few more times. But last night, the erratic behavior continued for hours.
Has anyone encountered similar problems? As much as I like my Galaxy Nexus, I may have to return it....
Make sure that your fingers are not damp or have hand cream on them. Having moisture while using a touch device (smartphone or mousepad) will result in erratic behavior.
If you know that your fingers are not damp, then exchange it for another unit.