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Old August 8th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I am still satisfied with my N1 but I realize that I will have to upgrade in the near future. The only phone that I am looking forward to is the rumored Nexus Prime, the next "pure" Google phone. My hope is that HTC will be chosen to manufacture this phone and not Samsung. If Samsung manufactures this phone I will look closely at the reviews to see if its worth getting. If not, then I will hold onto my N1 until something comes along that I think is worthy of replacing my N1.

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when i started this thread a few months ago, i fully expected to be sporting a new binford 6000 android phone. however, nothing has really knocked my socks off and my n1 is still my daily companion. i think i'm going to wait for the next nexus before making a decision. like jdlawyer, i'm going to be very careful if the rumors are true and sammy is the manufacturer. between their reputation and my personal experience of owning a samsung phone before, i just don't trust their ability / commitment to supporting their phones. it does make sense that google would go with them again, their screens are truly amazing and they seem to be the hot manufacturer now. maybe they just needed a dozen or so phones to work out the kinks... i did just read a rumor that motorola is the front runner. i also read today that there are 5 manufacturers who have sent prototypes to google for final review. i'm looking for the links now, read it on my n1 while waiting for a haircut this afternoon and can't remember exactly where. however, the vast majority of "leaks" say it will be samsung. the rumored specs look awesome, so if i can just get over my vow to never own another samsung phone again...
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when i started this thread a few months ago, i fully expected to be sporting a new binford 6000 android phone. however, nothing has really knocked my socks off and my n1 is still my daily companion. i think i'm going to wait for the next nexus before making a decision. like jdlawyer, i'm going to be very careful if the rumors are true and sammy is the manufacturer. between their reputation and my personal experience of owning a samsung phone before, i just don't trust their ability / commitment to supporting their phones. it does make sense that google would go with them again, their screens are truly amazing and they seem to be the hot manufacturer now. maybe they just needed a dozen or so phones to work out the kinks... i did just read a rumor that motorola is the front runner. i also read today that there are 5 manufacturers who have sent prototypes to google for final review. i'm looking for the links now, read it on my n1 while waiting for a haircut this afternoon and can't remember exactly where. however, the vast majority of "leaks" say it will be samsung. the rumored specs look awesome, so if i can just get over my vow to never own another samsung phone again...
I think I would have still been using my Nexus One had I not lost it.

Link to that rumour would be great. I'm trying not to follow the Nexus Prime gossip and hype so intently like I did with the Nexus S. I don't want to be disappointed again.
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I think I would have still been using my Nexus One had I not lost it.

Link to that rumour would be great. I'm trying not to follow the Nexus Prime gossip and hype so intently like I did with the Nexus S. I don't want to be disappointed again.
I haven't been following it at all for that reason. And also because the nexus one still kicks ass! I spotted ray wj with one recently, I don't know how long he's been rocking that baby, I'd also stopped following him to avoid disappointment..hehe. But he's gotten better too, must be the phone huh
Anyway back on topic: When I heard the name Nexus Prime my thoughts immediately went to LG, because they have the optimus and so that would make sense in a nerdy witty way, right up google's alley.
And if I'm not mistaken LG was part of the OHA early on too.
I don't know how I'd feel about an LG Nexus, but I'm willing to cast my prior prejudice about LG aside, they seem to be greatly improving in the phone business. My nephew bought an optimus black and it actually felt pretty solid in almost every way.

In any case, I'll continue to not follow the rumors or hype and I'm secretly hoping to be blown out of my socks when it finally surfaces
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I am still satisfied with my N1 but I realize that I will have to upgrade in the near future. The only phone that I am looking forward to is the rumored Nexus Prime, the next "pure" Google phone..
I'm with you on that one. I really, really hope they make a decent camera this time. I don't give a rat's behind how many megapixels it has; the problem is the camera itself (the lens) and its incredibly poor quality. The stupid iPhones have incredible cameras; why can't Android phones feature a halfway decent phone camera? (I don't expect professional-grade pictures; just something that does not take mostly blurry pictures with odd colors.)
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I am staying away from any mention of the Nexus Prime (3) or whatever until it comes out in Q4 and I know what the specs are. Following the Nexus S rumours for months only ended up in a big fat disappointment for me.
I'll risk it.....I know it's gonna have my interest above everything else...the build is gonna more N1 like than the Nexus S and the plastic gimmick it has going. I want a dual more, 1080p recording, a GOOD camera, want a 720p display, and regular updates..no one else is gonna be able to touch that unless it's a Google phone. I got my N1 on January 7th, 2010, have no issues with it, no dings even after a few drops(Short distance drops, and I LOVE how thin it is. I won't stray too far from that..
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Another owner of the N1 waiting to see what the next Nexus phone holds for us. Won't touch it if it is a Samsung. Also won't touch it if it isn't offered on my carrier. I've got a good data plan right now and the carriers have clamped down enough that it isn't worth switching to any of them. The one thing I would like to see is N1 build on the next Nexus. I can STILL hand this phone to anyone and have their eyes go wide and ask what it is. (That includes iPhone owners!)
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I wonder how this whole argument changes now that Google bought the mobile unit from Motorola. Will the 4th nexus be a Moto?
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I wonder how this whole argument changes now that Google bought the mobile unit from Motorola. Will the 4th nexus be a Moto?
i would hope so. i would much rather see it be motorola than samsung. however, i would guess that the manufacturer was awarded before the buy out last week, so it probably had no impact on the decision. just my two pennies, i'm not basing it off any inside knowledge or anything.

plus, going forward, it would be bad business for google to favor their moto division too much. i believe one of the main reasons is why android has grown so fast is because it has a dozen or so manufacturers. competition forces improvements in technology faster. if google gives too much favor to their own division, they risk losing manufacturers focus and stunting the technology growth of the whole android world. not to mention the loss of marketing dollars that htc, samsung, etc... put into their android phones. every dollar diverted from android to win7 or whatever is a dollar lost to android.

apple never seemed to learn the lesson of beta vs. vhs or windows vs. mac - history always repeats itself. i doubt google make the same mistake.

edit - my mistake, you said the 4th nexus, not the 3rd. however, for many of the reasons stated above, they may not want to take the nexus name away from an open competition among android manufacturers.
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LOVE the N1 with the exception of the below par camera, and the internal memory issue. HTC Amaze 4G looks like it may be the heir apparent...
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I went with the Galaxy S2. It has a LOT of memory so the biggest problem of the N1 has been solved. Beautiful screen. Snappy processor. Better camera. At first I really missed the led and trackball but they faded away just like having a physical keyboard faded away when I switched from Blackberry to Android. Very happy camper.
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I've been really happy with my Nexus One until recently. I now find the lack of internal memory a real bind. Waiting to see if I will be able to get the new Nexus from Vodafone in the New Year when I can upgrade. If Vodafone don't do it, I don't know what I'll do.
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I've been really happy with my Nexus One until recently. I now find the lack of internal memory a real bind. Waiting to see if I will be able to get the new Nexus from Vodafone in the New Year when I can upgrade. If Vodafone don't do it, I don't know what I'll do.
You might want to try to root it and get true APPS2SD and delete stock apps you don't need.
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Talk of rooting scares me! I'm getting on a bit and not ever so techy. Will probably find the new Nexus will be wasted on me actually but then my even less techy minded hubby can inherit my N1! That's my excuse anyway!
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Talk of rooting scares me! I'm getting on a bit and not ever so techy. Will probably find the new Nexus will be wasted on me actually but then my even less techy minded hubby can inherit my N1! That's my excuse anyway!
Rooting itself is not hard. It's when you start to unlock the bootloader to flash custom ROMs and Radios that you might start seeing issues.

Check the apps you don't use that are heavy in MB and uninstall them. I had Google Earth and I uninstalled it as it was a good 23MB (hog).
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but then my even less techy minded hubby can inherit my N1!
Yeah, that's what we'll have to do if I get a new phone but it'll be really hard to hand over my beloved N1 to him, all his phones end up scratched and battered and it'll upset me if he treats the (MY!!) N1 in the same way.

I'm leaning towards the Razr but it looks enormous despite being so thin.
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Yeah, that's what we'll have to do if I get a new phone but it'll be really hard to hand over my beloved N1 to him, all his phones end up scratched and battered and it'll upset me if he treats the (MY!!) N1 in the same way.

I'm leaning towards the Razr but it looks enormous despite being so thin.
Case + Screen Protector Or a full body guard should do the trick.
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I've been really happy with my Nexus One until recently. I now find the lack of internal memory a real bind. Waiting to see if I will be able to get the new Nexus from Vodafone in the New Year when I can upgrade. If Vodafone don't do it, I don't know what I'll do.
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You might want to try to root it and get true APPS2SD and delete stock apps you don't need.
You don't have to root to move more apps to the SD card. Just be aware that a.) widgets, services and polling apps should always be installed to your phone's internal memory. b.) Any new widgets and services installed after you set the default location must be checked and moved back to internal memory before using them, and c.) Even with the default location set to external memory, some apps will always install to internal memory.

You'll need to have the Android SDK installed. How-To Install Android SDK On Windows, Mac and Linux

Then on your phone go to settings>applications>development and enable USB Debugging. Plug your phone into the PC using the USB cable.

open a command prompt on your PC (start>run type "cmd" press ENTER)

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Now the default location to install apps is the SD card. And, some apps that you couldn't move to the SD card will now be able to be moved. If you follow the steps above and you install a widget afterwards, you will need to go to settings>applications>manage applications and manually move it to the phone. If you want to set the default install location back to the phone, you simply repeat the process but use
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I'm currently holding out for the Asus Padfone release in February. If that doesn't impress me enough and if T-Mob is carrying the Nexus Prime by then I may switch. If not then I'll just have to keep my eyes peeled, but I definitely want my next phone to be designed for ICS.
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Exactly what I would have said.
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I am still satisfied with my N1 but I realize that I will have to upgrade in the near future. The only phone that I am looking forward to is the rumored Nexus Prime, the next "pure" Google phone. My hope is that HTC will be chosen to manufacture this phone and not Samsung. If Samsung manufactures this phone I will look closely at the reviews to see if its worth getting. If not, then I will hold onto my N1 until something comes along that I think is worthy of replacing my N1.
Exactly what I would have said.
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I finally caved last week and went to a Moto Atrix 2, after being on an N1 since March 2010. The storage space was really driving me crazy (even though I recently rooted and did a lot of moving/deleting of apps), plus I was just starting to feel like the phone was kind of slow. (and I had an accident with some seltzer a month or so ago, and there are still some small water droplet marks on the underside of the screen)

For all my love of the pure Google experience, I sure am happy with a bigger and brighter screen. And the audio on the Atrix 2 is louder and nicer than the N1. (I have hearing issues, so loud is good!) I didn't want anything bigger than 4.3", and the Atrix is a smaller 4.3" than the SGSII, and it just felt better in my hand. Plus, all the storage space! Yay!

And I'd like to believe there's at least an outside chance of getting ICS.

I figure if I'm going to at some point go off-contract again for some beast of a phone, then I might as well try to keep the money spent this time around a bit lower (I did have an upgrade waiting for me). And, really, if you've been on an N1, the difference between a 1.0 dual core and the 1.2 or 1.5 of the SGSII or Vivid may not really be as obvious as just going from N1 to any dual core. But I'm not a gamer or a heavy-duty streaming video watcher.

Plus, the Atrix 2 was not overburdened with bloatware. And it allows for SD cards, which has been bugging me about the Prime.
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I've been really happy with my Nexus One until recently. I now find the lack of internal memory a real bind.
Ditto. I really wanted my N1 to be a 2-3 year phone but it's become a real PITA. I recently installed the Eastern European version of Swype (finally!) and it filled up the space to the point where gmail wasn't working. I replaced a battery widget that was 4mb with one that's less than 100k and that did fix it, but I'm clearly at the limit.

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Rooting itself is not hard. It's when you start to unlock the bootloader to flash custom ROMs and Radios that you might start seeing issues.
Pardon my ignorance, but I thought that unlocking the bootloader was part of the rooting process.
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Ditto. I really wanted my N1 to be a 2-3 year phone but it's become a real PITA. I recently installed the Eastern European version of Swype (finally!) and it filled up the space to the point where gmail wasn't working. I replaced a battery widget that was 4mb with one that's less than 100k and that did fix it, but I'm clearly at the limit.

Pardon my ignorance, but I thought that unlocking the bootloader was part of the rooting process.
Unlocking the bootloader will give you 100% access to your system files. Rooting only allows you to flab custom ROMS with the same kernel as the stock kernel. You can't touch the Kernel file with just root. When you unlock the bootloader, you can access the kernel file and change it to allow custom ROMS like CyanoganMod or MUI. There are some other stuff but that's the main difference.
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Unlocking the bootloader will give you 100% access to your system files. Rooting only allows you to flab custom ROMS with the same kernel as the stock kernel. You can't touch the Kernel file with just root. When you unlock the bootloader, you can access the kernel file and change it to allow custom ROMS like CyanoganMod or MUI. There are some other stuff but that's the main difference.
I appreciate the explanation! After posting that question, I did a search and found THIS thread on rooting without unlocking the bootloader. I guess my main concern was wiping everything and having to restore it, so just rooting sounds like the ideal solution.

The reason why I'm tempted to root is due to the lack of space (that's what sparked this discussion). Seriously, what were Google and HTC thinking?! If I delete some of the pre-installed, non-removable apps, I can at justify holding onto this phone for a little longer. If I do go ahead with this, will there be issues when it comes to Android updates (i.e. will I still get the wifi update, as I have in the past, or will a special process be required)?
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Still love the N1, but I'm looking forward to a phone with ICS, with regular updates. The N1 will likely get it, through a custom ROM but then it may or not be a stable "everyday" phone for a while. Once I have a new primary phone I will probably make the jump to a custom ICS ROM.

So I've been following this thread for a while to see what I'll replace the N1 with. I generally buy phones outright, but don't see myself dropping the cash on the Galaxy Nexus, so I'm considering buying a Nexus S since I prefer vanilla Android.

We know it will get ICS a "few weeks" after the US release, but it's going to drop off the support list sooner than later so that might not last longer than a year.

It looks like you can still get new ones online for $275-$300-ish. I'm on T-Mobile in the US, so I'd be getting the i9020T version.

I want the nicer screen and front facing camera. I prefer phones on the smaller side. I don't put a ton of music etc on the phone so space isn't a big concern since most new phones have lots more than the N1.


Any thoughts on the Nexus S? Is there a better alternative in the same price range?
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HTC Desire S is very nice, in the same price range.
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I took the plunge and switched to Verizon from T-Mobile and got the Galaxy Nexus. Was very unhappy with T-Mobile. Had been missing phone calls, people calling me going straight into voice mail. I love the Prime. It is worthy of replacing my N1. ICS is a vast improvement. Plus, my N1 was starting to go. Sometimes my power button would not wake the phone. But like I said, I like this phone and so far Verizon's phone service is flawless.
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today, I replaced my beloved N1 with a Galaxy Nexus. I bought a i9250 from Expansys for use on my T-mobile account. While I payed a little more than I wanted to, if I get the same kind of service for 2 years as I did from my N1, I'll be pleased.

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I am moving on (in about 2 weeks) to a Galaxy Player 5. My Nexus One,which has always been a Gophone (my situation is weird--I spend 9 hours a day working in a building with no cellular or wifi so a contract is just senseless), will become a dedicated phone and PAYG hotspot if I really desperately need to do something with the internet when there is no wifi available (which will be rarely).

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Galaxy Nexus seems the best choice, though for a couple of days I was kind of excited about the Galaxy Note, but the Nexus seems a better call. I've had the Nexus One from the get-go, when google first started selling them, and when my t-mobile contract--finally!--ran out, I started looking around. I switched to Verizon, since they had the Nexus, but their reception on the hill I live on, was as bad as t-mobile.

I've fought and disliked the incessant advertising of AT&T forever, but their towers seem to reach me better, so I canceled my Verizon subscription, returned the Nexus, and went to AT&T GoPhone on a month to month, and found out that for $30 less a month--around $55--I get unlimited calls and they don't yet treat this as a smart phone, so until that day, I'll continue with AT&T, then buy an unlocked Nexus, and probably continue gophone, see what I can work out....
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My N1 has started "bricking" at odd intervals, usually when I'm trying to place or answer a call. I love my phone, but it's slowly convincing me it's time for a change.

Here's the funny thing, though - I'm perfectly happy at this level of technology. Gingerbread is more than enough for what I use the phone for. I use the trackball enough to miss it when it's gone; I have some limited time using a Droid X (work phone) and I did not like its interface, or the lack of a tactile input device like the trackball. Also, my Nexus One smoothly interfaces with the SYNC system in my Escape - not all Android phones do.

I think my choices are to take a chance on a new phone (I'm on T-Mobile, and most of their upgrade devices are Samsung - which I probably wouldn't mind so much, as I love my Galaxy Tab 10.1) or, oddly enough, buy a new Nexus One off Amazon. What would you do?
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My N1 has started "bricking" at odd intervals, usually when I'm trying to place or answer a call. I love my phone, but it's slowly convincing me it's time for a change.

Here's the funny thing, though - I'm perfectly happy at this level of technology. Gingerbread is more than enough for what I use the phone for. I use the trackball enough to miss it when it's gone; I have some limited time using a Droid X (work phone) and I did not like its interface, or the lack of a tactile input device like the trackball. Also, my Nexus One smoothly interfaces with the SYNC system in my Escape - not all Android phones do.

I think my choices are to take a chance on a new phone (I'm on T-Mobile, and most of their upgrade devices are Samsung - which I probably wouldn't mind so much, as I love my Galaxy Tab 10.1) or, oddly enough, buy a new Nexus One off Amazon. What would you do?
Well it's all really a matter of personal taste isn't it. I simply love my N1 for it's size and I'm still more then happy with its performance compared to the top tier smartphones right now.
It's also sturdy as hell. I never used a case for it in the 2 years I had it and dropped it for the hundredth time recently.... and my screen finally cracked.
So I'm left with a choice as well.
But given the size of most new smartphones, and no giant leaps in the shortcomings of the N1 (mainly battery life), I think I'll be going with the "buy a $30 digitizer from ebay and repair it" option
I'd change my phone if there's actually a smartphone that'll last for over 2 days in use and is about 3.7 inch big.

For all my minor gripes, I have an unused slightly higher capacity battery which I'll be putting to use soon (I think the stock battery has run it's course). The occasional touch recognition glitch I will endure, it's still fixed with turning my screen on and off. And I just bought a brand new sandisk ultra mSD 32GB card for 35, which together with my ext partition, provides me with all the internal and external storage I will need for a while.

The only thing I see ruining my good times with my N1 is the power button giving out... it's been feeling wonky for quite some time now.
I'm still ticked off at Google for blocking trackball wake!


So uh... to answer your question: Again, it's a matter of personal taste.
Ask yourself if you really need a new smartphone and the answer will most likely be no. Your 'bricking' might just be fixed by doing a factory reset or some other software trick. Maybe getting a new battery, on the possibility of it 'bricking' upon CPU heavy events where the battery fails to supply enough power.
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After all that, and returning the nexus galaxy, I was surprisingly happy back with my nexus one, on a month to month account with AT&T. Even though I pay monthly for a data package--5 dollars a month, for the smallest, 10mg package--ATT still does not recognize it as a 'smartphone' so in essence I"m saving about 35 dollars a month from the 89 dollar a month tmobile account that I had to get to obtain the nexus one, so I'm pretty content with the deal...

The downside is that I only get 'Edge' not 3G, and sometimes it's a pain, like when I'm using IHeart wandering around, but for that price savings, I don't mind....

I'd still like to get a galaxy Nexus, I was looking at one again in Frys, but it's around seven hundred dollars unlocked, so I'll stick with Nexus O..ne and ATT for the time being: it's a good solid little phone and whatever quirks it has I'm well used to now...picks up my wifi great, works fine as a wifi hub, and again: ATT sees it as a 'non' smartphone.
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I'm finding it now @ $515 US via google shopping, and that's from a US source, so the price is getting more reasonable.

Space is killing me, along with that nice feature where sync stops if the low storage warning is up. And I'm rooted and using the Oxygen ROM, which is super small.

My wife will shortly get this one, and I'll sell her stock N1 to help defray the cost of the Galaxy Nexus. N1's appear to still be fetching up to $175 on Ebay, so it's retained some value for us.

N1 is the best phone I've ever had .. but the space means its usable time for me is running out.
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Yes, I've a feeling I'll be getting the Galaxy Nexus soon enough, but since the Nexus One is still doing so well, and is saving me money on my month to month now the dreaded 'forced' contract with tmobile is over, I'll probably delay a while.

The N1 was such a gamechanger for me. Hard to believe, but just 3 years ago, very few people I knew had a smartphone, and if they did, it was an Apple Iphone. When google came out with the N1s I just had to have one, and when it arrived in the mail, it was the goolest thing I"d ever seen, and well worth the added cost.

But since then, android phones have taken off, and google is a bit tarnished in my eye, mostly do to little things like having forced apps like google-instant and autocomplete and a few other obnoxious items so I know longer love google like I used to.

But in any case, probably use N1 another few months or so....
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Space is killing me, along with that nice feature where sync stops if the low storage warning is up. And I'm rooted and using the Oxygen ROM, which is super small.
I hear that! I rooted and removed some of the bloatware apps that I never used, and I STILL have space issues - not to the point of gmail no longer synchronizing, but to the point where I can't download some larger apps because an app is always downloaded and unpacked on the phone storage and only after that it is installed on the SD card. The lack of space is slowly making the phone unusable, as apps are growing in size. I will hold on to my N1 for as long as I can, but if there is one thing that was just plan STUPID about it, it's the internal space issue.

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Yes, I've a feeling I'll be getting the Galaxy Nexus soon enough, but since the Nexus One is still doing so well, and is saving me money on my month to month now the dreaded 'forced' contract with tmobile is over, I'll probably delay a while.
Why not just get a phone without a contract then?

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Hard to believe, but just 3 years ago, very few people I knew had a smartphone, and if they did, it was an Apple Iphone. When google came out with the N1s I just had to have one, and when it arrived in the mail, it was the goolest thing I"d ever seen, and well worth the added cost.
(my emphasis)
The thing is though, the N1 was not "added cost" when compared to an iPhone. iPhones have always been more expensive than more powerful Android counterparts. People pay a premium just because it's iSomething. You can't spell sh*t without an "i", you know...
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My N1 has started "bricking" at odd intervals, usually when I'm trying to place or answer a call. I love my phone, but it's slowly convincing me it's time for a change.

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Update - I performed a hard reset on the phone as suggested, and it did seem to run a bit more smoothly after that. However, within three days it began "bricking" again, so I decided that was enough for the Nexus One. I now have a Galaxy S2 and, so far, I've been very impressed with it.

Still miss the trackball, though!
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Update - I performed a hard reset on the phone as suggested, and it did seem to run a bit more smoothly after that. However, within three days it began "bricking" again, so I decided that was enough for the Nexus One. I now have a Galaxy S2 and, so far, I've been very impressed with it.

Still miss the trackball, though!
What you are talking about is because of the ROM ...stock "stinks" ,root it ,cause i do not think you will mind losing the warranty [in case you still got one] and install OXYGEN rom ,the fastest and coolest i've tested on my N1 ...the N1 is not to be left aside ,the rom makes all the difference !!!!
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Anybody willing to trade their N1 for a vibrant with FFC mod? Or sell it up front for $140?
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I've moved on to the GNex and don't regret it at all! I'm loving it. My Nexus One still has a good home with my hubby though so isn't redundant yet. He doesn't use many apps, in fact doesn't use his phone a great deal. so the space thing isn't an issue for him.
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Over two years now and I still haven't found a suitable replacement. At this point, I'm guessing I'll be waiting to see who makes the 4th Nexus phone and hope they do it right.
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Looking at the Samsung Blaze, due for an update in a few days. My N1 is acting up, it just deleted a bunch of stuff off my SD card that I need to try recuva on tonight. Some apps that I can just get again but a Lot of pics went missing.
I really like my phone but its just crapping out lately, more and more problems are popping up with it.
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My husband needed a different phone after "outgrowing" his starter-phone (ZTE Racer) so I've given him my Nexus One (along with the case and screen protectors which I didn't need to use but he will!! ).

I now have a HTC One S - didn't want anything massive and this is only slightly larger (but thinner) than the Nexus.
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Have been tracking the HTC One XL now for a month and it looks like a winner. My contract and pay cycle end the 26th of this month and the timing looks good. The rest of my clan (5) have the iPhone but my Nexus One was my first android. Now the HTC One XL will continue that tradition.

That being said, I am a dedicated MacBook Pro advocate for computing and photography... but for wireless, love the open system and android format.
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It's getting harder and harder to hold on to the N1. After rooting and wiping some stock apps, I had a workable amount of space.... util I updated Google Voice last night and went right back to the "low on spage" crap. Ugh... frustrating... I undid the update, but this is pretty darn annoying.
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Now that Google has re-opened their Google Store and is selling the Galaxy Nexus for a mare $399. Who is tempted to retired their Nexus One for the Galaxy Nexus?

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