Last Updated: Aug 02,2013
I wonder when Google plans to post it, so they can just take my money
Me too !!! I would love a less fragile nexus(ish) device with a little more built in memory.
According to what I have read, it will only be available in the US at first. There was no mention of exclusivity, so it's quite possible that it will come to the UK/EU later on, but I don't think they are going to just up and change specs for the UK folk. You can expect the same thing as we are getting in the US. I'm just hoping that we're able to select between black/silver.
Is it on Google Play in the US yet?
If it's anything like when the Nexus 4 got released, start getting in line between 1100 and 1130 and refresh like crazy and expect server issues.
Edit: Should add that those times I listed would be EST. So if you're in a different time zone, adjust accordingly.
Just noticed that you can't get to devices from the app. C'mon Google lol.
I've always found that puzzling, but I'm guessing it's to prevent odd situations where a kid orders a device on their parents device without their knowledge?
No, not yet.
Wowza. I wasn't part of the Nexus 4 fiasco. I'm actually going back to GSM for the first time in over 7 years.
Good lord I hope that doesn't happen again. The Nexus 7 launch wasn't pretty, but the Nexus 4 launch was an abomination on all scales. Hopefully they don't have there server issues that they had in the past. Supply might be an issue because both companies aren't making a lot of stock, but I'm not expecting a mass exodus of purchases at 600/650 full retail plus tax and shipping.
Are you going AT&T or T-Mobile? I ask because I could have sworn I saw that the One GE didn't support T-Mobile's 1700 HSPA frequency. Then again, you being in NY/LI probably means you have LTE already.
T-Mobile, but yep, we already do have T-Mobile LTE here and it's relatively quick too.
EDIT: I'm actually having a difficult time deciding which GE device I want.
I don't know how much traveling you do, but if you're going to use T-Mobile, I'd look at their frequencies once Google posts them and see which one, if any, support the 1700MHz HSPA. There's nothing worse than traveling and being stuck on EDGE.
Mostly out of country traveling. Not much inner country jetsetting.
Europe mostly uses 900 and 1800 if memory serves me correctly. HTC lists the One GE with the following compatibility:
So it looks like you'll get EDGE, and possibly HSPA. Too bad there's no confirmed info on the S4 GE frequencies yet.
For GSM (2G) it's 900/1800 only.
3G is mostly 2100, though IIRC there's some 900 in some countries.
LTE is 2600, 1800 or 900, depending on country/network, but roll-out is pretty variable.
So in Europe you'll get 2G and 3G, but not 4G (which I here use in the sense it's used here, ie LTE - HSPA is 3G for this purpose).
If it is ever released in the EU I expect they'll use the European model with the GE ROM - would make no sense to do anything else.
Thanks for the Euro lesson. I haven't been to Europe since I got a smartphone, so I'm use to all the frequencies commonly used on flip/texting phones.
Yes thanks Hadron, im in the uk and didnt know the specific bands, funny considering they are on every phone box ive bought i think lol
Google, it's 11:30 AM EST - do you know where your Google Edition devices are? Lol.
12pm is the official time from what I've read, but that was what it was when google launched the nexus 4. Then they surprised everyone by posting 30 minutes early. Was just hoping to let some people in on that knowledge.
I'm so pissed with VZW. I pay through the nose and they N E V E R get the hot phones any more? What the hell is wrong with them?
Quite simply, they bank on the fact that you'll pay through the nose and not care about having a limited phone selection in order to have their stable and huge coverage offered by their network.
Still nothing posted and it's just about 12:30 lol.
Which judging by their number of subscribers is giving them all the proof they require to maintain that thought process (for devices).
Yeah, this is puzzling. Granted, I'm not the one in charge. I'm simply the messenger reporting what I find on blogs.
But regarding Verizon, being number 1 in total number of subscribers is all the proof they need. Sad, but true.
Times are a changing.
It just takes a lot of time to happen since everyone's tied into contracts
Google fails so hard at device releases
[Hide]I wonder if they forgot to release them today, :rofl:[/Hide]
Well there's now a page there which tells me it's not available in my country
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