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Old December 3rd, 2011, 10:57 PM   #60051 (permalink)
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Just like Plasma tv's Amoled is more prone to burn in, but it's not something you should be concerned with on a phone.
I hope the phone has a feature similar to my TV to deal with image burn in. When My TV had a network logo burned into the screen it has a setting that runs a bright white bar across the black screen to erase the burn in (it's possible that it's a black bar across a white screen, its been a while since I had to clear the burn in off).
I would say that I am concerned about it on a phone because when I was at the Verizon store yesterday looking at a Razr (that did not tempt me away from the GNex) I notices that the home screen buttons were burned in so that I could still see them when I was looking at a mostly white page in the browser.

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BTW I dont know if its important but here in FL when you look at the store times locator at VZW.com it shows *special hours for friday. Could it be due to the release? I havent checked it in a long time, so I dont know if its a holiday sorta thing
It better not be opening at 11:11 or something like that!
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 11:00 PM   #60054 (permalink)
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I added a link to a picture of me with the phone in my hands on. I was wondering if a mod could turn it into an embedded link because I can't seem to do it from my phone.
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This is my biggest fear because it will be my first Android phone and I am so NOT tech smart. To fork out $300 in these economic times is a big deal for me as I know it must be for all of you, and to find myself overwhelmed and frustrated...well I'm just hoping I will figure it out. I just love everything I've read about and seen on video plus I'm counting on all your expertise.
WifelyMon is a fine artist and my polar opposite - total non-geek.

She took immediately to her Samsung Moment a few years back, plain vanilla Android (and I do mean _plain_) and then to her HTC Evo Shift with ease.

She needed help on where to set up her email, how to move things on her homescreen, how to make browser bookmarks, how to download her pictures to her Mac and what the Android Market was all about (read: where you get free apps that work great).

After that, she's been 100% good to go and WAY happy.

I think you'll find that any of the mysteries you'll have - we'll work with you and have as expert as you like for your needs in just about no time flat - and after that, all popular press to the contrary, you'll find Android is wickedly ease to use.

I had my 80+ yr old mom using my Evo within about 10 minutes - first question she had - why did my sister have that hard-to-use iPhone?

Android - it's for everybuddy!
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I added a link to a picture of me with the phone in my hands on. I was wondering if a mod could turn it into an embedded link because I can't seem to do it from my phone.
On it, compadre.

Edit and PS - presume you meant this one -

http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-nexus/401681-official-galaxy-nexus-pre-release-thread-updated-12-3-a-1194.html#post3574674
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I have been let down before, but if this phone isn't out by the end of next week I think I am going to have a melt-down. I can't take another week of waiting
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The one thing i dont understand is people saying they are going to switch to another phone because the Nexus isnt out in X amount of days. Considering it is probably the best phone out at the moment, and that includes the new iPhone (ive use both), I see no reason to switch to another device around at present.
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Any way you could look a little happier there, compadre?

Yeah. I didn't think so!

Nicely done all the way around!

Judging from your happy mug, I'm penciling you in as a definite maybe over that iPhone...




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WifelyMon is a fine artist and my polar opposite - total non-geek.

She took immediately to her Samsung Moment a few years back, plain vanilla Android (and I do mean _plain_) and then to her HTC Evo Shift with ease.

She needed help on where to set up her email, how to move things on her homescreen, how to make browser bookmarks, how to download her pictures to her Mac and what the Android Market was all about (read: where you get free apps that work great).

After that, she's been 100% good to go and WAY happy.

I think you'll find that any of the mysteries you'll have - we'll work with you and have as expert as you like for your needs in just about no time flat - and after that, all popular press to the contrary, you'll find Android is wickedly ease to use.

I had my 80+ yr old mom using my Evo within about 10 minutes - first question she had - why did my sister have that hard-to-use iPhone?

Android - it's for everybuddy!

Thats why I got a ReZound for my 65 year old Mom! I think the customization helps for those who aren't super tech savy. The organization in ICS will too IMO.

Edit: not implying you can't be a techie at any age. My mom tries, but sadly it isn't in her nature. she's an artist and even her macbook has viruses, but she loves new shiny things like we love do!
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S/AMOLED/+ displays are like plasma TVs in regards to black - being a light emissive technology, if you don't power the pixels at all, you get no photons (unlike backlight bleed that can happen on LCDs).



to cover the bases on similar OLED displays, where this all applies as well)


Quoted for truth and emphasis for those here new to S/AMOLED/+ type displays - unlike an LCD display that draws power over time based on the backlight setting - for these displays, the less light you output, the more battery energy you save.

(luker note - the Nexus is SAMOLED, I'm adding the slashes

If I may - because those backgrounds weren't set to black, instead probably an almost black, by design.

Why they chose that is anyone's guess - to provide contrast with the buttons, maybe?
Yup that's my guess .

OLED and Plasma are both light emitting techs, but that's where the similarities end. Plasma's, besides some quasi-competition from the now discontinued Pioneer Kuro models, can not come close to the black levels of OLED tech (or PLED).



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If you have never owned a Samoled phone...your in for a real treat. When I had the SG2 I compared it with my brothers 4s and it was night and day.

The iPhone's IPS lcd blacks look dark grey compared to the SG2 screen.
You will be spoiled for life with Amoled.

Just like Plasma tv's Amoled is more prone to burn in, but it's not something you should be concerned with on a phone.
Thanks for pointing this out. They are fantastic, but the caveat is burn-in and it is a real one. I'll leave the "concern" part up to the individual. I've sidestepped this issue on my Inc by how many times I flash different ROM's and change themes (specifically the status bar).

A Fascinate and a Captivate I've rooted recently both have bad burn-in or image retention (IR) I don't know which until I see the phone again. There is a difference as IR can dissipate vs burn-in being permanent.
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The one thing i dont understand is people saying they are going to switch to another phone because the Nexus isnt out in X amount of days. Considering it is probably the best phone out at the moment, and that includes the new iPhone (ive use both), I see no reason to switch to another device around at present.
I think most people mean if it stretches out to the end of the year that they will wait till CES to see what is coming.
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I think most people mean if it stretches out to the end of the year that they will wait till CES to see what is coming.

I wasn't considering doing this until I saw the images of the new Sony phone yesterday. So gorgeous.
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That is awesome Steven! Phone looks to be the perfect size in your hand well done and thanks for that
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I think most people mean if it stretches out to the end of the year that they will wait till CES to see what is coming.
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I hope the phone has a feature similar to my TV to deal with image burn in. When My TV had a network logo burned into the screen it has a setting that runs a bright white bar across the black screen to erase the burn in (it's possible that it's a black bar across a white screen, its been a while since I had to clear the burn in off).
I would say that I am concerned about it on a phone because when I was at the Verizon store yesterday looking at a Razr (that did not tempt me away from the GNex) I notices that the home screen buttons were burned in so that I could still see them when I was looking at a mostly white page in the browser.
It can happen with S/AMOLED but it's not terribly common.

At the first sign of it, the same pixel-unsticking apps for LCDs will rotate colors and tend to solve it (per other forum users here) - and they may even OLED app updates to help with that now, not sure.

If you start to see the problem, go for the fix, don't wait until your display is past hope.

Thing to remember about store display phones vs. yours - it won't be on all day under hot lights with a constant static screen up.
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I think most people mean if it stretches out to the end of the year that they will wait till CES to see what is coming.
Thing is CES is for prototype devices, ie the next upcoming superphone Look how long the US had to wait on the Galaxy SII. I understand what you mean though, the States may be well ahead when in comes to actual carrier tech, but when devices come into play, Europe trounces all but the Koreans.
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Any way you could look a little happier there, compadre?

Yeah. I didn't think so!

Nicely done all the way around!

Judging from your happy mug, I'm penciling you in as a definite maybe over that iPhone...





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From the FWIW department, Stopped at Bestbuy tonight w/ mt son to look at a few things and talked to the BB Mobile guy. He said they would absolutely have the SGN on Dec. 11th. I asked if he was positive, if that came officially from Verizon and he said absolutely and that he would save me one if I gave him my info.
I didn't give him my info because I want to get mine on the 8th from Verizon.

I think this supports the 11th date for BB, but I don't think it diminishes the thought that VZW stores will have it on the 8th.
Thanks for that, more and more info pouring out pointing to this. It hasn't been this overwhelming yet which leads us to believe it really might be the time!
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Saw the phone tonight at the Columbus Circle Samsung Store. Even a reporter from Engadget was there photographing the phone. The phone is everything you want it to be.

Hoping for pre-order soon!
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Hoping for pre-order soon!

So did I!
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Thing is CES is for prototype devices, ie the next upcoming superphone Look how long the US had to wait on the Galaxy SII. I understand what you mean though, the States may be well ahead when in comes to actual carrier tech, but when devices come into play, Europe trounces all but the Koreans.
And Japanese.

Otherwise, totally agree - and after CES, January, comes Mobile World Conference, February in Barcelona with the things not shown at CES, and then... and then...
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Glad to see you got to hold the new toy!

Sadly, you don't look how I thought you would. Honestly, whenever I read your posts I imagined you being the short green dude.

Now to just photoshop me in there holding the phone so I can catch a bit of the excitement as well...
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Hey Steven, just realized your from Jersey. I love ya even more now!
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And Japanese.

Otherwise, totally agree - and after CES, January, comes Mobile World Conference, February in Barcelona with the things not shown at CES, and then... and then...
Forgot about the Japanese. In terms of tech it goes Korea>Japan>UK>Europe>US. Ive been following this tread since Symbian (look it up, the first modern smartphone OS) and thats usually the order it comes in.
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I agree with EarlyMon

Whenever your phone display is on your always changing images. The only concern I would have is the 3 buttons leaving a static image when they disappear for full screen viewing.

Image retention and burn in are two different things, I get image retention on my plasma all the time but after the image changes for 15 min or so the image is clear again.

Also some mentioned the brightness level as being a bit low, the store will have some pretty bright lights going compared to when you get it home.
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Holy crap! I go out for a friend's birthday and we break 60k!? w00t!! Really hoping for a release 12/8 or 12/8, though if it's after that I may wait and get it in Delaware when we're visiting back east for Christmas, and save myself $50 on tax
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Does anyone think the default homescreen setting for app icons being 4*4 on such a huge screen is weird? I mean, that's the same as my sister's HTC CHACHA/STATUS (480 x 320 pixels, 2.6 inch screen). I know you can use a launcher to change it, but stock is just too awesome.

Any solutions?
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Ok really goodnight! I'm so excited, how am I SUPPOSED TO SLEEP??????????????
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Does anyone think the default homescreen setting for app icons is 4*4 on such a huge screen is weird? I mean, that's the same as my sister's HTC CHACHA/STATUS (480 x 320 pixels, 2.6 inch screen). I know you can use a launcher to change it, but stock is just too awesome.

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I don't, not with it's resolution. Like you say a 3rd party launcher like GO, ADW/ADWEX/LauncherPro etc... can take care of that for you.

Or, if you root, I'm sure there will be plenty'o'ROMS to choose from where you will have this choice.
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Have we nailed down the date? Dec. 8 or 9?
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I agree with EarlyMon

Whenever your phone display is on your always changing images. The only concern I would have is the 3 buttons leaving a static image when they disappear for full screen viewing.

Image retention and burn in are two different things, I get image retention on my plasma all the time but after the image changes for 15 min or so the image is clear again.

Also some mentioned the brightness level as being a bit low, the store will have some pretty bright lights going compared to when you get it home.
Now that I think about it, ICS (well GB first with it's gray noti icons) has moved to colored status bar clock, signal, wifi, 3/4G. Also has the gray notification icons. So no white. Makes sense!
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Thing is CES is for prototype devices, ie the next upcoming superphone Look how long the US had to wait on the Galaxy SII. I understand what you mean though, the States may be well ahead when in comes to actual carrier tech, but when devices come into play, Europe trounces all but the Koreans.
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It wasn't always this way, though, was it?
I remember hearing stories from my friends in Finland, YEARS ago, about being able to pay for things in vending machines with their cell phones, and have it go right to their bill. They laughed at our phones, when they came to visit in 2001... Before phones got really smart, and when Nokia ruled the cell phone industry, I think Finland tended to lead with innovations.
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I'm stoked for this phone, I'm coming from the Droid milestone....been holding out for over a year, was thinking bionic but when it was delayed I decided to wait for the nexus.

Went and ordered a case and screen cover while Christmas shopping online at Amazon tonight, never used such things in the past but I looked at my Droid and couldn't bare to think of the nexus ending up looking like that one day.

Talked to my son tonight about the ordering process, I'll be in surgery all week and Thursday is one of my busiest days so I was concerned. He said if it was available in retail stores Thursday morning then I could get up early....5am and order it for overnight delivery and have it on Friday.

I must admit this process has been challenging at times but well worth it, as I said I'm very stoked for the Nexus and I'm ready for the device to finally become reality.
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Hey guys, sorry if this has already been posted. I haven't seen it though so here it goes.

Seeing the videos of the Nexus being displayed on TV through HDMI is awesome!! For me, the best was seeing the added functionality of being able to use the Bluetooth mouse and keyboard with such ease in interfacing with the phone. This made me wish that wireless HD streaming was mainstream and the phone/TV union would be complete. Well... after a little Googling, I found this bad boy. If this actually works as well as it seems, it's going to make the Nexus experience amazing when it comes out.

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I think its important to note that it is not just cell phone technology that the U.S. lacks behind these days..
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She needed help on where to set up her email, how to move things on her homescreen, how to make browser bookmarks, how to download her pictures to her Mac and what the Android Market was all about (read: where you get free apps that work great).

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I think you'll find that any of the mysteries you'll have - we'll work with you and have as expert as you like for your needs in just about no time flat - and after that, all popular press to the contrary, you'll find Android is wickedly ease to use.

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