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  1. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I was reading through this Phandroid blog:
    New Nexus device to be based on HTC Droid Incredible X [RUMOR]

    And it brought up the old article back in May about the 5 Nexii devices
    [Breaking] Google to release 5 Nexus devices on November 5th to celebrate Android’s 5th birthday | TalkAndroid.com

    Didn't realize that a date was targeted! This makes it very interesting. Although, I'm assuming all the phones that Google will be selling through the Play Store will be unlocked GSM phones, it still makes me intrigued if they'll also make US Carrier specific versions available at that time also.

    That would fall somewhat in line with the Optimus G (Eclipse) being brought to the US as one of the Nexus phones because of the timeline. Also, considering ATT's version passed through the FCC with the same specs (minus the different radios), it really makes me wonder if this rumor was pretty accurate.

  2. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Yeah I understand what your saying. For me, I always dreamed of a Nexus phablet and this may be it. This will definitely be on my list for next phones to get.
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Android, Inc founded October 2003
    Bought by Google in August 2005
    Open Handset Alliance formed November 5, 2007
    Wikipedia cites Android release as September 20, 2008, Phandroid disagrees

    Android SDK 1, release 1, September 23, 2008
    T-Mo releases the G1, October 22, 2008 in the USA

    Pick a birthday. ;) :)
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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    By the way, Note 2 already rooted according to briefmobile.
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  5. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Had to share with my fellow Sprint peeps. So, I was reading this recent write-up on the Optimus G:

    LG Optimus G Hands-On Part 1: The Hardware and Display - Reviews - RootzWiki - RootzNews - RootzWiki

    LG Optimus G Hands-On Part 2: The User Experience - Reviews - RootzWiki - RootzNews - RootzWiki

    While reading that blog, it also mentioned an awesome app that I wasn't aware of. How awesome? Well, for those of you that hadn't upgraded to the SGS 3, but were admiring the SGS 3's capability for pop-up video play...this app is for you. I put it on my Photon. Works awesome with the videos I have loaded up on my sd card.


    Spread the word to all the non-SGS3 owners! This app is great.
  6. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    MoBo player also has pop out play. Been using it for a while. Tried Super player when I first came across it but got rid of it cause at that time it was missing a simple feature--the ability to close the damn player once its been popped out.

    I tried to like it but it wasn't worth the aggravation.
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  7. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I must have completely missed that. Does Mobo support playing youtube links also? That's the only reason I'd keep Super player, if Mobo supports popup play.

    -EDIT (ADDED)- Okay, so I just tried Mobo's pop-up. It's not quite as good as Super player's because it doesn't have click, hold and drag to re-size. I also like the fact that Super supports playing youtube links. I've really enjoyed Mobo player for as long as I've used it, just because it supported almost every video file that I have on my phone, but I may switch permanently if I can get Super to play the files that Mobo seems to play without issues.

    Okay, both players seem to have their limitations. Super doesn't soft decode all files as good as Mobo. This all becomes a moot point with the Note 2, unless the Note 2 player doesn't support youtube links or soft decode all video formats.
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  9. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    I hope it comes true too. That phone is definitely on my list. Looking forward to see what else is coming.
  10. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I'm just wondering if Sprint will actually offer all of the "rumored" nexus devices.
  11. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Ok, the lack of activity on the optimus g and eclipse forums is making me lean towards the note 2 even more. Haven't completely ruled it out, but the note 2 forums seem like they'll be so much more active and that's definitely something I missed after leaving the evo.
  12. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    The LG will definitely get a look from me, but I got really happy when I saw the HTC nexus rumor. I always want HTC to be my nexus device and this might be it.
  13. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

  14. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member

    I too would love an HTC Nexus, but I'm not sold on phablets. I'd prefer it to be under 5" personally, but like anything I'll reserve judgment until it's released and I can get my little meat hooks into it.
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  15. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    I don't mind the 5'' screen. It's going to have soft keys anyway. Hopefully not too much bezel.
  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    This is killing me. Based on the "Eclipse" rumors for ATT and Sprint, all of those had rumored that device to be a 4.67 inch screen and the dimensions of that phone were slightly different than the Optimus G.

    To back up the Nexus rumors even more, the early leaks of the "Eclipse" had a removable battery (although, I still don't remember seeing a leak that showed a micro sd slot). The early leaks also reported that the phone was a quad-core phone, so that matches up with the Optimus G. The more I piece together the rumors, the more I think that there might actually be some good validity to all the rumors.

    On top of that, we're almost at the 2 month mark since the "Eclipse" hit the FCC. I'll tell you this. If Sprint announces a LG Optimus within the next few weeks, prior to the Note 2, that has a removable battery and microSD slot, while sporting almost identical specs to the Optimus G...that's definitely going to put the phone back into consideration with the Note 2, for me.

    Only time will tell, but the lack of news worthy information on the US version of the Optimus G is killing the early hype I had about this device and actually pushed me to pay more attention to the Note 2.
  17. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    I have a feeling LG might surprise us with a well built nexus phone. LG needs a spark and what better way to do so. Plus i'm curious to see if Apple will try to sue them.
  18. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Android Authority posted this up recently and it kinda falls in line with my theories:

    4.7-inch LG Nexus smartphone coming soon, is it an LG Optimus G variant?

    The thing that's strikingly evident to me are the FCC leaks of the Eclipse for Sprint and ATT, that showed a device with slightly different dimensions from the Optimus G and early leaks showed at least a removable battery for the Eclipse. So maybe all this speculation about the Optimus Nexus actually has a little 'bit of validity?

    So strange. There were many articles, much like the one below that mentioned South Korea's launch of the Optimus G would be sometime this week, but I haven't seen any mention of it actually launching. Maybe because of the Note 2 release in South Korea today? Or maybe they delayed the formal release a month for after the Note 2's release?
    LG Optimus G Android Smartphone Specs, Release Date and Availability
  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Looks like the Optimus G, according to this video, is scheduled for release through the 3 S.Korea mobile networks (5:13 mark caption)

    LG Optimus G : Launch Event in Korea - YouTube

    That's 1 week after the SGNote 2, in South Korea, but question still remains which phone gets released in the US first. My gut is telling me, the Eclipse (or Nexus or whatever it's called) will get released by 10/12 or 10/14. The Note 2 by 11/9 or 11/11.

    Although, there is that remote possibility, if the Optimus is in fact a Nexus device, we'll see a dual release date like the Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper that were released on the same day!...Hmmm.
  20. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Seems more evident that the Note 2 will be a November release, since the US event, seemingly for the Note 2, is on October 24.

    Samsung says save the date for ‘The Next Big Thing’ on October 24, expect more Galaxy Note 2

    Although, part of me thinks that it might be a multi-announcement event because the Samsung Slate Series 5 and 7 is scheduled to release on my birthday, 10/26 (which, based on the way things have been going, seems to be my "tablet" of choice since I'll be able to use the S-Pen bluetooth for both the tablet and the Note 2)

    Samsung -- Series 5, Series 7 release date, specs announced at IFA

    On another note, I'm starting to question if Samsung is really going about the "shady" way of doing business or if LG is just trying to get a leg up on their home country rival:

    LG sues Samsung over OLED display patents, Galaxy devices once again under fire
  21. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Crap!...What if Google has decided to have Asus Padfone 2 make its US debut as a Nexus device:

    Google to launch $99 Nexus tablet this year?

    As much as I've been leaning towards the Note 2 as my next upgrade...if Google made a Nexus Padfone, that'd be over for me...hands down my #1 choice (assuming Sprint would even offer it up). Granted, it seems like it's more focused on a "refresh" version of the Nexus 7, but I love speculation and the thought of a Nexus Padfone would be SO ideal.
  22. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    UPDATE from 9/18/12 post

    New Releases/Projection/Predictions:
    4/22 - Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper
    5/15 LTEvo (delayed due to Customs/Apple Injunction)
    5/24 LTEvo (Phones finally reaching customers for soft pre-order release at Best Buy w/ Sprint pre-orders and other manufacturers trickling in afterwards)
    6/2 - "Official" delayed LTEvo release date as announced by Sprint
    6/21- SGS III (delay to 1st weekend of July)
    7/1- "Official" delayed SGS III release date as announced by Sprint
    7/15 - White LTEvo
    8/19 - MoPhoQ (XT897)
    9/16 - Samsung Galaxy Victory LTE
    9/21 - iPhone 5

    10/14 - ZTE Flash ???
    The ZTE Flash has quite the package, heading towards Sprint in Q4?
    Oct. 24/25 or Nov. 2??? - Galaxy Note 2
    Sprint Note 2 rdf and wi-fi certification spotted
    More details leak out on Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note II - Los Angeles Gadgets | Examiner.com
    Samsung says save the date for ‘The Next Big Thing’ on October 24, expect more Galaxy Note 2
    Oct./Nov.??? - LG Cayenne (LS860)
    LG's LS860 'Cayenne' visits the FCC, flaunts Sprint LTE bands - Engadget
    Oct./Nov.??? - LG Eclipse (LS970) - November is the new rumored release timeframe for the Optimus G in the US. Question is if the Eclipse is the US version of the Optimus G, does it follow that timeframe or will it be sooner than expected?
    More rumors suggest that LG’s Optimus G could be the next Nexus device | Ubergizmo
    November release in US for Optimus G?
    LG Eclipse stops at the FCC on the way to Sprint

    Count of LTE Devices out of 15 Sprint announced they would have by the end of 2012:
    8 Officially Released by 9/21
    - Includes Sierra Wireless Tri-fi hotspot
    2 (LG Eclipse/Cayenne) Hit FCC on 8/10 / 9/1 respectively
    1 (ZTE Flash) leaked ad sporting LTE connectivity w/ 10/14 availability date listed.
    1 (Note 2) officially announced by Sprint and Samsung US press event on 10/24/12. Question is if ATT will have exclusivity to release first or if release will be same for all providers.

    3 mystery LTE devices remaining.
  23. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member

    Hrm. The October 24th announcement is definitely Note 2 related, thanks to the pen. The Galaxy Nexus was announced October 19, 2011 (delayed a week from its original planned announcement date in honor of Steve Jobs' passing). The Nexus S was informally announced on November 15, 2010 and officially announced on December 6. We still have no word from Google on when the next Nexus announcement will be.

    What are the chances, if the Galaxy Nexus 2 rumors are true, that Samsung will pull an Apple-esque "one more thing" moment and announce it along with the Note 2's US availability? Will we see a Google announcement in the weeks between October 24 and mid-November? Assuming the Note 2 makes it to Sprint in November as rumored, could a Nexus appear on Sprint in December or will it slip to 2013?

    Too many secrets!
  24. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    That would be cool! It is an interesting angle though and I'd have to start wondering why Google Bought Motorola instead of buying ASUS :D

    I think 'the point' of the Nexus line, so far, is to offer a different line of all unique models rather than the re-produced lines that are already on the market. One could argue whether or not the Padfone is in fact established based on its capricious release, however I don't know if I can see Google adopting in a previously released fone line at all [to be a nexus device].
    It is really an interesting idea though, and you know we'd love to see the Padfone 2 get some direct Google support.
    As far as Sprint getting the Padfone 2, It is still firmly in the 'no chance' camp even though I have been pining for it, for going on a year.
    (FCC docs with some radio&antennae listed would be mighty helpful)
  25. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I hear ya, Pyro. Who knows, maybe Google tries to buy Asus also to swoop up more patents?...LOL.

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