Galaxy Nexus Watering Hole


Last Updated: 2015-03-06 18:06:00
  1. altimax98

    altimax98 Well-Known Member

    great tip about the TPU case. I'm gonna try that..I cut mine but I didn't want too.

    Nice shot of that sunset.

    Tomorrow I am going to Disney Epcot (depending on the Wife's health) and I have DSLR and was thinking of leaving it home this time and trying the nexus with both 1080p video and still shots... I really want to give this thing a shot and see what it can do
  2. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member


    Have a blast sounds super fun! Plz share if you do so. :)
  3. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    My battery life markedly increased the last 2 days due to Franco's discovery (kernel dev for the GN & I'm not sure if it was solely him) about the camera and Google talk. The sleep time states are the improvement here and they're fairly substantial. I'll post up a battery life screenie soon hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas!

    This is about 2 hours surfing on both 4G and Wifi. Wifi on about 65% of the time. 15 min of phone calls. Wifi tether (on 4G) for 20 minutes. Emails and texting. Screen brightness set to auto (I'm using a auto brightness mod that makes it brighter) and on Revolution ROM.

    I've noticed the phone eats battery fairly normally during heavy use on both wifi and 4G, it's a super smartphone it is what it is. But on my tests at night (more easily controlled) the sleep states are awful on both .2 and .3 roms. However, a quick open and close of my camera app has allowed for much better sleep states.

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  4. Grandmadroid

    Grandmadroid Well-Known Member

    Merry Christmas, kids! Just finished up a nice day with the family and made several calls to friends on my Nexus. Assumed I was just having a hot flash until I realized that it was only my EAR that was flaming on. My goodness this phone gets hot. Is this an easy fix or do I need to return?
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  5. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member


    I haven't had this. It only gets slightly warm when talking on phone for longer than 5-10min or while nav is running for a 15-20 min ride.

    Merry Christmas to you as well and how hot is hot? :)
  6. Grandmadroid

    Grandmadroid Well-Known Member

    Hot enough that I can't hold it on my ear. And the warmer it gets the more sluggish it gets.
  7. Grandmadroid

    Grandmadroid Well-Known Member

    isn't there a place where I can actually check the temp?
  8. Grandmadroid

    Grandmadroid Well-Known Member

    ...and I'm sure someone has already explained what this blue "ooze" of color is when I reach the end of a page and try to scroll further down....pretty blue color oozes out from where I touch.
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  9. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Something seems wrong imo. It should not get that hot.

    With the free app "circle battery widget" you can see the temp. Once installed and placed on your screen click it and go to "battery" :)

    Scroll overflow I think it is called...I love it!
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  10. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    About the heat issue, it does get hot after wifi tethering. It's usually around 108 degrees, but when I was tethering yesterday it went up to 115 easily. (If you're rooted, wifi tether will give you a temp reading as well).

    I didn't notice any sluggishness though, but I stopped tethering sooner rather than later.

    When watching a movie on Netflix, though, I didn't notice that it got as hot as when I was tethering. Netflix, I assume, downloads at a rather brisk rate, so I'm sure it was going through its paces.

    If it's getting super hot after only a phone call or web browsing, I'd take it to the store and compare it with the store model before actually exchanging it.
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  11. adjuster11

    adjuster11 Well-Known Member

    I am currently trying Timeriffic, it's not working for me.

    I want an app so at night I can shut off text, sms notifications, but the phone still rings.

    The ability to have selective texts come in, daughter, son, etc. is a bonus.

    Also, on a secondary volume issue, my phone must be the only one with fabulous volume, so I make a call at the end of the day, and turn the volume down about halfway on the rocker switch.

    Unfortunately, I don't remember to crank it back up, so any further incoming barely makes a peep, because it's cranked down.

    Where do I adjust that setting to turn the phone volume down a bit, but not the entire sound profile?

    Thanks in advance.
  12. CaptainRon

    CaptainRon Well-Known Member

    I use Bedside from the market. It turns my phone into a nice clock and turns off phone/texts notifications except my contacts like BabyBlues that I "whitelist." Do you know who you need to take phone calls from or must your phone ring for any number at night?

    Volume Control + or Quick Settings will give you control over your individual volume settings.
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  13. adjuster11

    adjuster11 Well-Known Member

    I wish I did.

    I'm an insurance adjuster, so I can get calls from all over for floods, fires, insert disaster here. Usually it's truck wrecks, fuel spills, fatalities, etc.

    I don't get that many night calls, so about the only ones I'd turn off are those annoying "sign up now for Googles business search directory".

    For some reason Timeriffic went to silent mode every night and I just couldn't get it set up right.

    Daughters heading to Munich at 1100.

    Maybe she'll be on a cohort's flight. Lufthansa I believe.

    Thanks.
  14. RazorSharp

    RazorSharp Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I haven't had any issues with my phone getting hot while making calls. It's gotten a little warm while streaming video or other processor-heavy activities, but that's about it.
  15. Lucky Armpit

    Lucky Armpit Well-Known Member

    Mine got a bit warm during a lengthy phone call yesterday but nothing abnormal. And I've been downloading and surfing on it like crazy and so far, so good. I've got a couple of minor issues but they are probably just new procedures I have to get used to.

    The one thing strange to me is that the US holidays don't show up on the Calendar widget, even thought they are set to do so. Not a big deal, just strange/different. Also, I have two reminders daily (meds and set the coffee pot :) ) that I put on the Nexus but what's different is that when the reminder goes off, it doesn't display the reminder name. Thought that was strange.

    I was a huge fan of Timeriffic on my Droid X and I thought I remember reading it works on ICS save for a few minor bugs. I would have it turn off everything but phone calls at night. I've heard that Bedside (like Capt. Ron mentioned) is also very popular. Speaking of, the bedside clock built into ICS is awesome. Can't wait to get the multimedia/bedside dock and I think I'll finally trash my old alarm clock and make room on my nightstand.
  16. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    A few .3 roms have this fixed. I can't remember which (well I guess the ones with a 4.0.3 calender apk), but some .3 roms have the older .2 calender apk.

    I just confused myself, either way a fix is coming I believe. That is what I wanted to say :D
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  17. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I don't remember who told us about the QR creator for your home wifi network but I just used it for my daughter's phone and love it!
  18. jbdan

    jbdan Well-Known Member

    Hi BB's :)

    So it's like beam without using beam so-to-speak? QR code creator?
  19. Lucky Armpit

    Lucky Armpit Well-Known Member

    Good deal. I did some searching on code.google.com and I found someone had already reported the alarm/reminder label issue so I starred/commented on it. It seems that the label will display when the alarm fires if the phone is on and awake but not if it's sleeping. I didn't find anyone else complaining of the Calendar issue so I created a new one. Neither one of those are deal-breakers by any means, but wanted to report them nonetheless.

    Really enjoying the Galaxy Nexus despite the minor issues I've enountered thus far. It's really fast and I haven't had any program compatibility issues - even got Flash installed and working.
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  20. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Yeah. It lets you put your password in and then they can scan it to connect to your network without giving out your info
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  21. altimax98

    altimax98 Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately I was not able to get the f out today so I'm not able to test out the pictures on the nexus. My wife isn't feeling good :-(

    ^ that was with the voice to text on the stock keyboard.. I left it because the f was funnier... it was supposed to be "I was not able to get out to Epcot" lol
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  22. SolidOrange

    SolidOrange Well-Known Member

    hope everyone had a great christmas! anybody get any GNex accessories??

    i got a spare battery/charger. strange that the box is labeled for the Galaxy S, but the battery is definitely the correct size, 1850 mAh, and has built in NFC.

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    looks like it is available here:
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus Samsung 1850mAh Spare Battery & Charger
  23. HanSolo

    HanSolo Guest

    Hey peeps!

    I think I finally found my screen layout that I'll be sticking with for a while. Green keys, live matrix wallpaper, and no lag!

    :)

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  24. Lucky Armpit

    Lucky Armpit Well-Known Member

    No, but I'm waiting for the extended battery and the multimedia dock to be released. If the regular battery proves to be enough power, I might just go with one of them.
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  25. adjuster11

    adjuster11 Well-Known Member

    Is there an application that acts like Pandora, except for TV over the air-OTA-the audio side only?

    I used to have a small sony radio that would capture ota tv audio, and let you listen to the news, while you walked the dog.

    This was pre-digital, 2 years ago.

    I'm wondering if there is an app that allows me to stream the tv audio side, to the Nexus?

    It would work like Pandora does for radio, except allow me to tune to my local station, and listen to the news or whatever they were playing, maybe the hockey scores, etc.

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