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Old September 6th, 2012, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone!

While hanging out in the Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole, This: ***Official Galaxy Nexus Pre-Release speculation thread**

Thread was brought back to light. I thought to myself...we are about a month and a week before the announcement...let's get the ball rolling here.

So what do you think? I think Google is going to go for hardware innovations this time -especially because Jelly Bean just came out. Maybe even light the fire in price wars for off contract cell phones...

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Special thanks to CaptainRon for reminding us all about this!

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Old September 7th, 2012, 06:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi everyone!

While hanging out in the Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole, This: ***Official Galaxy Nexus Pre-Release speculation thread**

Thread was brought back to light. I thought to myself...we are about a month and a week before the announcement...let's get the ball rolling here.

So what do you think? I think Google is going to go for hardware innovations this time -especially because Jelly Bean just came out. Maybe even light the fire in price wars for off contract cell phones...

Ready. Set. GO!

Special thanks to CaptainRon for reminding us all about this!
Hey! Don't blame this thread on me Marc!
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I'm excited that it's supposed to be made by Samsung, but with all the recent patent wars I am afraid it might have an effect on the phone, fingers crossed that it won't though
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It won't have an effect on the Nexus device. Samsung's lawsuit dealt with two issues: Rounded, retangular boxes and icons that look like Apple's.

The Nexus will have neither. So no lawsuit worries.
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Does this quote make you our insider?

More like a historian I believe 2/3 Nexus phones were announced around the late October/Early November time frame. Four Nexus phones if you count the original DROID.

Like I posted above, I think Google is going to do a lot of innovating on the hardware and design of the Nexus phone. This is their chance to show people that they are not moved or bothered by the patent disputes by Apple and that they can still innovate the market. I would be very surprised if there were a lot of software changes. I am expecting some new apps though! And of course, updated Google Now.
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So I thought what's a pre-speculation thread without a link, even though most people who'd be interested have probably already seen a similar one.

New Nexus Rumors: Large Display, Dual-Core, SD Card Slot

I think we need a blurry pic to get the real rumors going. Although I won't be upgrading yet anyway. I think perhaps the 2013 Nexus MAY be a repeat of the original Gnex in terms of hype and user interest because of all the original Gnexers coming out of contract in search of a new device. Thoughts?
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Google's Version of Siri, with some better responses/knowledge. A lot of times it just throws me to google search haha, which is good and all, but i want a straight forward answer.



Could use a little more blur
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^^ Rounded corners. I smell lawsuit.
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Potential, begins, for biggest thread ever! Even more so if a Verizon Nexus finds itself in the rumor discussion!

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I think there is a good chance for the Nexus to be on Verizon. Either that, or Google will work out a way so that people can just buy the Nexus off contract and have it work on multiple LTE networks....who knows

All I know is, I want the phone to be made out of a new material. I fee like my favorite nexus body design/material was the Nexus one....that thing felt sooooo goooooood in the hand...
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I think Verizon will get one again. This time they better go for battery. I'm sick of companies trying to make the thinnest phone. They are fine the way they are now so how about we start using better batteries or bigger ones until then.
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I think Verizon will get one again. This time they better go for battery. I'm sick of companies trying to make the thinnest phone. They are fine the way they are now so how about we start using better batteries or bigger ones until then.
I agree. Come on Google! Make this happen! I want a Nexus with battery which rivals that of the Droid RAZR Maxx!

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I thought the rumor was that there would be nexus devices from multiple manufacturers this time.
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I thought the rumor was that there would be nexus devices from multiple manufacturers this time.
Yep. Lg, Sony and Samsung...for phones. Asus made a Nexus tablet. The original rumor was 5 devices.
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Nokia has proved that it can make a beautiful, powerful, and gracefully designed phone with out have to play the "thinnest phone" pissing contest. The new Lumia 920 is getting really great impressions for it's design and its 10.3 mm thick....the Verizon Nexus is 9.5....imagine how much extra battery you could squeeze in that extra 1mm - doesn't sound like much much it's enough to make a huge difference!
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maybe they will go with LG? 100 MP camera 'oughta do it!
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A wishful thinking article on TheVerge talks of a Nokia 920 Nexus. That would make for a nice Nexus phone.
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Now that the iPhone has launched and was quite disappointing, Google has a chance to really innovate and possible take some of the light off the iPhone .... what do you guys think?
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I can't for the rumors and speculation to begin over the blogs. The next Nexus will definitely outshine the new iPhone. Hell, our current Nexus outshines it.
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I call on the better battery and raise you a decent freakin battery cover. Like one I don't need to be held in place by a case because the little paper thin clips are broken. That said, if I have to complain about something I'd rather it be a non essential item like than rather than the internals.
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I Google almost everyday about a new Nexus using different search words but nothing ever comes up. So close to a new one and not really anything showing up on the internets.
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This thread is lonely without any real rumors.
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User Agent Profile pops up for the Samsung GT-i9260, could be Galaxy Nexus followup

NEW RUMOR!! YAY!!

Listed with an ARM11 processor though.
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Tegra 3 or Omap 5 maybe something else? Or omap designed for tablets.

i personally don't like 5" idea! 4.6 is just perfect maybe 4.7
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Yeah, 5" is way overkill for a phone... would like for it to fit in my pocket.
Or if you see the people carrying the Galaxy Note on the belt holsters, it just looks silly. But that's just... like.. my opinion.. maaan.
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i saw little Chinese girl i dont she looked 25.. typical Manhattan independent employed stylish"wanna be"women holding Galaxy note and a HUGE ass not FAT muscular guy 3 times bigger than her holding an iphone 4. And that didn't look right..
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Don't we usually have several rumors and more concrete info on the next Nexus by the end of September each year? This year there's almost nothing. Seems strange especially if there are suppose to be several Nexus devices this year.
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News and rumor... if this is true would that mean no Verizon version?

Google Nexus phone with Android 4.2 rumoured to arrive in October - News - Trusted Reviews

"The next Nexus flagship phone is also expected to ship unlocked rather than be tied to a mobile carrier network so, despite the short timescale, it could still feasibly go on sale through the Google Play store (in selected territories) before Christmas, if these rumours are correct.

LG is said to be the supplier for the new phone, based on the Optimus G with a few changes."
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Oh man, i dont know though, i have never really been a fan of LG, they should just get Asus to make the smartphone and the tablet haha, that would be something to see right there :3

And i thought Samsung was chosen to make the 4th Gen Nexus?
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The rumour a couple of months back was that LG, Samsung & Sony would each be making one.

It is overdue to be someone other than Sammy, but while LG specs look nice my only experience with them was a few years back when a lot of my daughter's friends got LG dumbphones, and the quality was hopeless. I hope they are doing a better job with smartphones.
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I hope they continue the curved display.
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Thread surely worth a bump after all the information coming out!?
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Let me aid on the speculation, this was posted in another thread: LG's Nexus phone rumored for mid-November launch with wireless charging | The Verge
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If the phone includes Cortex A15, new Mali-604T GPU, hardware buttons and an sdcard slot i'll buy one.

Might overlook the sdcard slot if they release 64GB/128GB versions but on screen buttons are just horrible.
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Well unless Google have had a change of heart I'd put the chances of hardware buttons slightly below those of an sd card slot. I seriously hope that they are wrong about the amount of internal storage in this rumour!
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Couldnt agree more about internal storage rumor, i love my 32GB GNex, it is so awesome! i will never run out of space, i always hated dealing with an SD card just because i had 2 places to save stuff, making it a hassle.

And honestly, i love the on screen buttons, it makes the phone look so clean
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Hmm not sure how having 2 places to store stuff makes it a hassle - you have internal storage, and external Sd storage, seems pretty easy to me.
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Hmm not sure how having 2 places to store stuff makes it a hassle - you have internal storage, and external Sd storage, seems pretty easy to me.
When your phone isn't rooted and some apps default to SD card and internal storage, and android confuses the naming of the 2 so you can't find things is confusing.

I just find it more of a hassle to have 2 separate places to save things, the only thing i liked an SD card for was to put all of my music on it.

I guess it was blamed on my first Incredible since i had like 1GB of internal storage and 8GB SD, things would always default on internal and always had issues of not enough space.
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Yeah, im not a big data storage user, so no SD card is fine for me. But I definitely understand the complaint.
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When your phone isn't rooted and some apps default to SD card and internal storage, and android confuses the naming of the 2 so you can't find things is confusing.

I just find it more of a hassle to have 2 separate places to save things, the only thing i liked an SD card for was to put all of my music on it.

I guess it was blamed on my first Incredible since i had like 1GB of internal storage and 8GB SD, things would always default on internal and always had issues of not enough space.
I am paranoid about internal storage.

When my Evo 3D suffered a black screen of death (a known issue on Evo 3D), I had to do a factory reset and it wiped out all of my cool 3D photos and videos that were stored in the internal storage by default.

Now I always use external SD card storage to store my media, in case the phone has a catastrophic malfunction, gets dropped in water, etc etc. If it's in internal storage, kiss it good bye.

The relative minor "hassle" of having an additional place to store my media is far outweight by the opportunity of having my data easily accessible even if the device were to take a dump.

Using tools like any of the plethra of the file explorers available on the Play Store you can easily understand the structure of the folders and know where things go.

This is a complaint for me on the PC side of things too, when too many people give me blank stares when I ask them where their data is store on the PC. You should know where your files are, it's pretty easy to find out and keep track of it.
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I have a 32GB sd card, and have used about 27GB. The GSM GNex only comes in 16GB size, and whatever Google execs may think cloud storage is no answer at all for many people. So this is the main thing that concerns me about future Nexii - Google's apparent belief that you need neither expansion nor decent on-device storage (and the N7 suggests they still think that way).

So for me 32GB is the absolute minimum, 48-64GB preferred. Less than that and I'm out, no matter how good the rest of the package is.
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On my current Gnex, I have had the sincere need to remove the battery on a few occasions (due to root activities) in order to get back up and running. What do you do with a "sealed, non removable battery" then?

And 8/16 GB internal only...huge fail. Monumental fail. Hopefully that part was wrong. I don't care who this leak came from, I'm not calling it gospel just yet.
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Motorola has non-removable batteries, apparently a certain combination button hold will command a power-kill, basically mimicking a battery pull. Don't remember which ones though, and LG may be different.
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Going to drop this here. A whole load of info.....

Big Rumours!

As for all the SD card/battery stuff, my 2p worth of opinion is that I don't personally mind. SD cards are old hat for me, but I would like to have a 32gb option, as 16 is restrictive to me. As for changing battery, the only time I pull out my battery is for a hard reset. I of course understand the need for both for some people but for me I have no issues.

I am intrigued with a Sony Nexus. I currently have a GNex, my first Android after having iPhone for years, right up to the iPhone 4. I love Android now, and will never go back, and love my phone, but feel it is starting to age a little. She seems a little slow no compared to other Androids I have used recently like the GS3 etc, which obviously makes sense but fills me with gadget envy. Roll on the Nexus!

Also, Project Roadrunner sounds sweet, maybe we won't need spare batteries!

PS: I want this thread to be as epic as LAST YEARS crazy Nexus thread. Man that was a wild ride. Broke my F5 key!

PPS: For THIS LINK!
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I guess I don't understand why they would put the most bad ass CPU/GPU along with 2 Gibbs of RAM, and cripple it with 8/16gee bees of storage space..

If it's a cost saving measure, it still doesn't add up as cheap as storage space is now-a-days. I'm holding out hope for 32gb and hopefully available on VZW.

Last one is a long shot I know..

Spose I should add, that yeah, cloud storage is great, but why push HD screens and incredibly powerful CPU's if you don't have the space to store movies and games. Granted I'm not too big into games, but who knows with the S4 Pro maybe I'd play some more, and at 2+gb for some of these games, how far does Google expect you to get with 8/16gb?

As much as I hate to make this observation, the iPhone has cloud storage, but Apple will sell you a 64gb phone if you want one.
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I am paranoid about internal storage.

When my Evo 3D suffered a black screen of death (a known issue on Evo 3D), I had to do a factory reset and it wiped out all of my cool 3D photos and videos that were stored in the internal storage by default.

Now I always use external SD card storage to store my media, in case the phone has a catastrophic malfunction, gets dropped in water, etc etc. If it's in internal storage, kiss it good bye.

The relative minor "hassle" of having an additional place to store my media is far outweight by the opportunity of having my data easily accessible even if the device were to take a dump.

Using tools like any of the plethra of the file explorers available on the Play Store you can easily understand the structure of the folders and know where things go.

This is a complaint for me on the PC side of things too, when too many people give me blank stares when I ask them where their data is store on the PC. You should know where your files are, it's pretty easy to find out and keep track of it.
I had an sdcard fail on me and I lost everything, so I don't think it makes a difference. Consequently, I prefer internal storage--it's much faster and more reliable. But things happen and phones get lost, and the only way to prevent data loss is regular backups. So, not having an sd slot really doesn't bother me, though I don't see the value of an 8gb phone either.

The non-removable battery is disappointing but if the capacity is high, then I can live with it. I'm just really hoping they're aiming for the $350 price point again, after the aggressive pricing on the N7. It's a super deal for pre-paid folks.
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I am sure I will have a small case of phone envy when the next Nexus drops but I honestly am in love with the GNex/N7 combo I have now. I flash customs ROMs on my GNex and keep the N7 stock (though it is unlocked and rooted). I will be waiting for next year's Nexus phone.
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Looks like ALL the recent rumours were part of an elaborate scam! Hence Googles "LOL" post in response. Sad face!

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